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Utah State lands another Power 5 transfer, this time from Oregon State

Oregon State running back Calvin Tyler Jr. (2) dives out of bounds to stop the clock against Utah during the second half of an NCAA college football game Sunday, Dec. 6, 2020, in Salt Lake City.
Rick Bowmer, Associated Press

The Utah State Aggies have once again utilized the transfer portal to fill a need.

Former Oregon State running back Calvin Tyler Jr. announced over Twitter Saturday night that he is transferring to Utah State, the latest in a string of transfers to choose the Aggies.

A three-star recruit out of Silsbee High School in Silsbee, Texas, per 247 Sports, Tyler saw playing time in three of four seasons spent at Oregon State and finished with 124 rushing yards and two touchdowns in 14 games played. Tyler also returned nine kickoffs for 182 yards and made two receptions for nine yards in his Beaver career.

This past season as a redshirt junior, Tyler played in three games and carried the ball 15 times for 45 yards and both of his career touchdowns.

At 5-foot-8 and 203-pounds, Tyler provides depth and experience to a youthful Utah State running back corps that saw stalwart Jaylen Warren transfer to Oklahoma State this winter.

Tyler is the fifth player from a Power Five program to transfer to Utah State this winter after Blake Anderson took over as head coach, joining Miami linebacker Patrick Joyner Jr., Texas linebacker Byron Hobbs-Vaughns, Kansas cornerback Kyle Mayberry and TCU offensive lineman Quazzel White.