San Diego, CA- According to Ruben Meza of AztecSportsReport.com the San Diego State Aztecs have officially announced the signing of Oregon QB transfer Jake Rodrigues.
This is an impressive signing for the Aztecs, as Rodrigues decided to transfer to San Diego State over Miami, Texas, Michigan and Utah State who all had serious interest.
According to Rivals.com, Rodrigues took an official visit to San Diego State last week and signed with the Aztecs while dining with the coaching staff on Friday. Rodrigues will have to sit out this season due to NCAA transfer rules and will have two years of eligibility remaining.
Rodrigues might be the most talented quarterback transfer they’ve had in program history.
Out of High School in 2012, Jake Rodrigues was a four-star recruit and was the fifth ranked pro-style quarterback and overall the 12th best quarterback in the nation. The Aztecs recruited and offered Rodrigues out of high school, before he signed with the University of Oregon Ducks.
Rodrigues (6-foot-3, 217 pounds) spent the past two seasons as the backup quarterback for the Oregon Ducks before transferring to San Diego State. Last season for the Ducks, Rodrigues completed 3-of-6 passes for 67 yards and one touchdown and one interception.
This is the second Pac 12 quarterback to transfer to in the past few seasons, as former Oregon State quarterback Ryan Katz transferred to San Diego State as a graduate transfer in 2012.
Senior Quinn Kaehler will start for the Aztecs this season. The Aztecs were expecting to look towards Chase Favreau, Brad Odeman, Nick Bawden and Christian Chapman as the successors to Quinn Kaehler, but with the addition of Jake Rodrigues gives the Aztecs an impact quarterback who will be expected to lead the Aztecs to conference championships.