Former Beaverton High School high school star Sam Noyer has announced his commitment to Oregon State.
Noyer comes to the Beavers after spending most of his career with the Colorado Buffaloes.
The 6-foot-4, 220-pound quarterback started all six games last season for Colorado, throwing for 1,101 yards, six touchdowns, and seven interceptions. His play earned him an All-Pac-12 selection.
Noyer’s commitment comes four days after he announced he entered the transfer portal.
"From an 18-year-old kid to a 23-year-old adult, I have learned so much from this city, this institution and most importantly, this football program," Noyer typed. "I have met lifelong friends and made memories that I will cherish forever. It was truly an honor to wear "Colorado" across my chest. Thank you to everyone involved in my career at CU -- on the field, in the community and academically. With that being said, I'm excited for what God has in store for my future in this game. Once a Buff ... grateful for it all."
Noyer joins a team deep at quarterback with Tristan Gebbia and Chance Nolan returning from last season. Gebbia is the projected starter, but Noyer will more than likely have his shot at competing for the spot.
”I’ve obviously enjoyed my time here at CU, and deciding to come back here was one of the best decisions I’ve ever made,” Noyer said in a statement released by the school. “The season was everything I thought it would be and more. But at the same time, I didn’t finish the season well, partly due to my shoulder injury. So now I’m looking forward to a new opportunity and a fresh start, a place where they need a veteran quarterback who has the added experience of playing on both sides of the ball.”
Before the 2019 season, Noyer moved to safety and appeared in 11 games. Despite more playing time, he entered the transfer portal before withdrawing his name and playing quarterback for the 4-2 Buffaloes in 2020.