Oregon State No Longer A Quarterback Away


A quarterback away. That’s been a lot of the talk ever since the Beavers finished with a 10-3 record in 2022. They were a quarterback away from making the Pac 12 championship game. The Oregon State Beavers created a huge splash when Clemson transfer, DJ Uiagalelei, committed to Oregon State in the offseason.

The new Beaver QB joined the Bald Faced Truth with John Canzano and talked about joining Oregon State.

“When I put my name in the portal I thought there were a handful of teams that I thought were really good and thought I could go play at, and develop me and get me to the next level,” Uiagalelei said. “Oregon State was first on my list… love what they do with the pro style system. For me, it almost feels like you’re playing with the 49ers and the Sean McVay Rams when they had Goff back there.”

Uiagalelei says the pro-style offense was very important in his decision, “I wanted to play in a pro style offense and play under center. Do some play-action pass. Different run check and be able to grow my knowledge of the football game.”

Uiagalelei was a five-star prospect at St. John Bosco High School (Bellflower, Calif.) when he committed to Clemson. But things didn’t work out.

When Canzano asked Uiagalelei about a change of scenery he said, “I wanted to go somewhere where I could get a reset. Get a fresh start. So it’s been good. Come out here and re-define myself to what other people want to see from me. But for me, just come in here. Just do my thing. Play free man, have fun, go out and play football. I love it.”

Catch the whole interview with Oregon State quarterback, DJ Uiagalelei, by clicking the podcast below. Catch the Bald Faced Truth with John Canzano weekdays 3-6 p.m. in Portland exclusively on 750 The Game