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Joah Robinett transfers to SDSU

The OLB turned TE is headed closer to home.

NCAA Football: California at Oregon State Cole Elsasser-USA TODAY Sports

Oregon State’s Joah Robinett officially announced his decision to transfer to San Diego State, via Twitter.

The former Beav played outside linebacker during his freshman season, but was set to switch to tight end for the upcoming season. Robinett listed a desire “to go back home in order to be close to family”, but the position switch and depth of Oregon State’s linebacking core could have impacted his decision, as well.

Joah Robinett is a unique player at 6-foot-8 and 245 pounds. Gary Andersen and his staff felt that he was too big to play outside linebacker and too skinny to play defensive end. It will be interesting to see what position he ends up at SDSU.

The Beavers should still be set at tight end even without Robinett. They return sophomores Noah Togiai and Tuli Wily-Matagi. They also will welcome Quinn Smith (transfer) and preferred walk-ons, Bryce Bramscher & Jack Holum.