Oregon State football players Isaac Garcia and Ricky Liuchan have been removed from the official team roster. No reasons were immediately given. Gina Mizell from OregonLive.com was the first to break the news after hearing from team officials.
Newsy bit out of Oregon State practice today: Isaac Garcia and Ricky Liuchan are no longer on the roster. Reason(s) undisclosed.— Gina Mizell (@ginamizell) July 29, 2017
Ricky Liuchan was a linebacker for the Beavers and battled injuries throughout his career. The (would-be) sophomore linebacker originally joined the team in 2014 and took a greyshirt year before redshirting in 2015. As a redshirt freshman last season Liuchan did not receive any regular season game action.
Isaac Garcia was a big-time recruit when he committed to the Beavers from Bellevue High School in Washington. The four-star recruit chose Oregon State over a host of other schools, but was unable to practice last season despite being on campus. It’s been widely reported that Garcia was unable to fully join the team due to academic issues, but Isaac Garcia personally assured Building the Dam via Twitter that his grades are not the issue.
Coach Andersen did not take interviews with reporters Friday after practice, but will be available to media members Sunday in Bend and will most likely shed more light on the disappearances of Garcia and Liuchan from the official roster.