Oregon State got another dual threat quarterback in Mason Moran. Recruited by the Beavers as a quarterback, the three star recruit joins a competitive depth chart. Moran a 6-3, 195 pound senior from Chandler, Arizona, is a great two- way player. During his junior season, he was an all-state safety, recording 52 tackles and two interceptions. Along with being the only junior to be team captain, he also served as the back-up quarterback when his high school won the state championship.
His senior year, he finally got the chance to start behind center. His numbers are eye-popping. He is 166 of 251, with 2,322 yards thrown, 16 touchdowns and four interceptions on the season. His rushing has also helped his team, as they lost one of their starting running backs, carrying the ball 85 times, for 727 yards, an 8.6 average, and nine touchdowns.
He was heavily recruited and received offers from Boston College, Northwestern and Colorado. Oregon State was the only one to recruit him solely as a quarterback, offering him before he even made a start. That spoke volumes to Moran, who stated "it means a ton that they had full faith in me to give me an offer."
With all the depth at the quarterback for Oregon State, Moran knows he might not get the chance to start right away. He is okay with having to redshirt his freshman year, but is also open to playing any position. With all the injuries the Beavers seem to pile up, it wouldn't be a stretch to see him helping at the safety position. Wherever the Beavers chose to place him next season, he very well make an impact.