Jake Luton is a 6-foot-6, 225-pound quarterback. He announced (via twitter) that he is committing to the Oregon State Beavers.
Excited to announce that I've talked things over with my family & have committed to play football at Oregon State University. ⚫️ #GoBeavs pic.twitter.com/04KQ6Sx1k7— Jake Luton (@JakeLuton7) October 20, 2016
Jake Luton started his college career with the Idaho Vandals. As a redshirt freshman he played only sparingly and started just one game, due the starter being injured. But, he still managed to throw for 383 yards, one touchdown and four interceptions. He also ran in five touchdowns for Idaho.
When Idaho announced that they would drop down from the FBS to FCS level, Luton decided to transfer to Ventura Community College in hopes of catching the eye of a Pac-12 school. He’s been the starting QB for Ventura College and in just six games he has passed for 1,729 yards and 20 touchdowns.
His quarterback coach Taylor Barton was quick to praise Jake Luton, telling Scout.com “Jake is a kid who I saw the summer before his senior year and said to myself, that kid is an NFL guy. At the time, he was rough around the edges, but we've been working together over the last two years and he's gotten better and better. You can't teach his size and arm strength. He's got a quick release to go with his strong arm strength and he has great feet in the pocket and can move well for a guy his size."
Jake will finish up his season in December and arrive in Corvallis for the winter semester. He will be eligible to play for the Beavers starting next season. Jake Luton will be a redshirt junior and has two years of eligibility remaining.
Check out his highlight video below:
Oregon State has struggled to find production from the their quarterbacks ever since Sean Mannion departed for the NFL. Adding an experienced QB like Jake Luton is great news for the Beavers and it should make for an intriguing offseason quarterback battle.