Oregon State linebacker Joah Robinett on Friday announed his intent to transfer to San Diego State.

A San Diego native, Robinett confirmed in a statement posted on his Twitter account that he “decided to go back home in order to be close to family and continue playing football” with the Aztecs.

Robinett will have to sit out the 2017 season due to NCAA transfer rules but will have three years of eligibility remaining when he returns in 2018.