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Saturday, January 26, 2013
Oregon State lands 2013 QB late

By Jared Shanker

Oregon State was one of the very few FBS teams without a quarterback commitment in the 2013 class. That changed Saturday.

While on an official visit, the Beavers offered Massillon (Ohio) Washington quarterback Kyle Kempt, who promptly accepted the offer.

"Oregon State felt like a great fit and I was excited to receive the opportunity to play football there," Kempt said.

The No. 68 pocket passer nationally was scrambling to find a new school after he and Cincinnati parted ways in December. The 6-foot-5, 205-pound signal-caller and Bearcats coach Tommy Tuberville went separate ways when Tuberville landed the Cincinnati job.

Kempt officially visited UConn earlier in the week.

Kempt moved to Ohio from Oregon before his junior season, so he is familiar with Oregon State. He visited the Beavers previously while still living in Oregon.

"I'm looking forward to the next few years of my life," he said.