Oregon State gains transfer commitment from talented QB from FCS ranks
Oregon State has added to its quarterback room via the transfer portal with DJ Uiagalelei leaving the program after 1 season.
Gevani McCoy, who spent 3 seasons at Idaho, announced his commitment to the Beavers on Thursday. He has 2 seasons of eligiblity remaining.
McCoy was a key part of a Vandals team that went from 4-7 in 2021 to an FCS playoff bid in 2022 and a quarterfinal appearance in 2023. After redshirting in 2021, he stepped in as the starter in 2022, throwing for 2,735 yards, 27 touchdowns, and just 7 interceptions en route to the the Jerry Rice Award, given to the most outstanding freshman in FCS.
In 2023, he helped lead the Vandals to the FCS quarterfinals, throwing for 2,919 yards and 15 touchdowns vs. 8 picks on his way to 1st-team All-Big Sky honors.
McCoy will arrive at Oregon State with the Beavers in the midst of significant change. Along with Uiagalelei entering the portal, Jonathan Smith, who spent 6 seasons at the helm of his alma mater, left to become head coach at Michigan State, with defensive coordinator Thomas Bray promoted to the top job.
That’s on top of Oregon State and Washington State being the only remaining Pac-12 members in 2024, with both programs entering a football scheduling alliance with the Mountain West that will see them play 6 MW opponents at least through the upcoming season.
— TheRealMcCoy (@Gevani_McCoy) December 21, 2023