Lyle Moevao of El Camino CC (Torrance, CA) will be attending Oregon State this Fall a year early.
The 6-0 220-pound quarterback from El Camino College enters the program with three years of playing eligibility remaining, plus a redshirt year available.
Moevao completed 167 of 267 pass attempts last season for 2,652 yards and 29 touchdowns. The second team All-Mission Conference selection and Junior College Honorable Mention All-American threw just nine interceptions.
June 16, 2006 The much anticipated decision for Torrance (Calif.) El Camino College quarterback Lyle Moevao finally came to fruition on Friday afternoon and he made his commitment official exclusively to JCGridiron.com. Moevao decided after a visit to Oregon State the past two days that he wanted to stay out west and play in the Pac-10 for the Oregon State Beavers.
"I just got off the phone with Coach Riley and told him I was going to Oregon State," Moevao said. "I am really excited about being a Beaver."
Moevao is 6-feet, 217 pounds and led the state of California with a passer efficiency rating of 171.2 as a freshman in 2005, throwing for 1,874 yards and 21 touchdowns on 128-of-199 attempts during the regular season.
Moevao took a trip to Nebraska last weekend and visited Oregon State on Wednesday and Thursday. Both schools wanted him to fill out their class of 2006 and transfer over the summer, recognizing a lack at depth at the quarterback position beyond 2006. He says he will leave at the end of the month.
"I'll be up there on June 26 and taking
summer school," Moevao said.
Moevao doesn't know yet if he will be a redshirt for the 2006 season or if he will see action. But he says he looks forward to the challenge.
"I am going to compete for the starting spot and by the end of the summer camp I'll have a better idea of where I am at," Moevao said.
Moevao had great trips to both schools and says he got a chance to meet a lot of people in Corvallis.
"It was real fun," Moevao said. "I was able to meet everybody from the coaches to the players to the equipment guys."
Moevao called both coaching staffs in the past hour and notified them of his decision. The coaches at Nebraska wished him the best of luck.
Moevao says he is now a Beaver.
"Oh yea, I love the orange and black," Moevao said.