Former Oregon State quarterback Marcus McMaryion took to Twitter on Tuesday night to announce he would be transferring to Fresno State.
The Dinuba High product, who as a graduate transfer can play this season and has two years of eligibility remaining, announced that he would be transferring on Sunday, shortly after he was beaten out for the starting job at Oregon State by junior college transfer Jake Luton.
When he’s cleared to join the Fresno State team and practice, McMaryion is expected to jump right into competition with sophomore Chason Virgil. Virgil, who started 10 games for the Bulldogs last season, came out of the spring as the Bulldogs’ No. 1 quarterback and has held a solid lead over junior college transfer Jorge Reyna in fall camp.
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In the Bulldogs’ scrimmage on Tuesday, the first of three in fall camp, Virgil led six touchdown drives and scored on runs of 30 and 4 yards.
McMaryion started the final six games of the 2016 season for the Beavers, helping them to victories over Arizona and Oregon.
He played in eight games during the year, completing 59.4 percent of his passes (101 of 170) for 1,286 yards with 10 touchdowns and five interceptions.
In the victory over Arizona, he hit on 16 of 19 passes for 265 yards and five touchdowns without an interception. The 13.9 yards per attempt were the highest for a Beavers’ quarterback going back through 2008.
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