Washington State adds former Oregon State wideout Zeriah Beason
Less than a week after entering the transfer portal, former Oregon State wideout Zeriah Beason has found his next home.
Beason has joined the Washington State Cougars, the program announced on Wednesday. Beason will have four years to play three for the Cougars after appearing in 20 games (13 starts) with the Beavers during his first two seasons in the program.
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The 6-foot wideout from Duncanville, Texas, gives the Cougars another weapon for a passing attack that figures to be heavily relied upon next season. He’ll also give offensive coordinator Eric Morris some flexibility with the ability to play inside or out.
A 3-star prospect out of high school, Beason earned five starts as a true freshman during the COVID-shortened 2020 season. He appeared in all seven of Oregon State’s games, catching 16 passes for 148 yards and three scores. He had receiving touchdowns in back-to-back games to close the year, providing hope that Beason could develop into a go-to playmaker on the outside in Year 2.
A strong preseason was followed up with an underwhelming season, though. Beason finished fifth on the team with 20 receptions for 236 yards and just one score during the 2021 season.
He’ll look for a career refresh in Pullman. With new quarterback Cam Ward and the ‘Coug Raid’ install going well, there figures to be plenty of balls to go around for Washington State wideouts next season.
Washington State plays Oregon State in Corvallis on Oct. 15.