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Marcus McMaryion officially transfers to Fresno State

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The former Oregon State QB is headed back home

NCAA Football: Oregon at Oregon State Scott Olmos-USA TODAY Sports

It was widely speculated that Marcus McMaryion would choose to transfer to Fresno State and he made it official Tuesday night via Twitter.

McMaryion is a native of the nearby California city Dinuba and is excited to finish his college career with his hometown Bulldogs. He choose to leave the Beavers program after Gary Andersen announced that Ventura College transfer Jake Luton would be Oregon State’s starting quarterback entering the 2017 season. McMaryion will be eligible immediately and will have two years of eligibility remaining.

Earlier today Fresno State (and former Cal) head coach Jeff Tedford, expressed his interest in the Oregon State transfer. Stating that “Obviously somebody we would be interested in...”

Marcus McMaryion won’t just be handed the starting quarterback job though. He will have to compete with incumbent starter Chason Virgil. The Fresno State sophomore started 10 games last season and threw for over 2,000 yards with 13 TDs. Virgil has managed to hang on to the starting QB job by beating out junior college transfer Jorge Reyna in fall camp.

Marcus McMaryion was an excellent teammate on and off the field. Many of his teammates have expressed support for McMaryion and the Beavers will miss him. With McMaryion’s departure Darell Garretson is now the undisputed backup and Oregon State has a clear pecking order.