Former Clemson quarterback DJ Uiagalelei, who announced Dec. 5 that he was entering the NCAA transfer portal, is expected to leave the Tigers for Oregon State, per ESPN's Pete Thamel.
Uiagalelei completed 61.9 percent of his passes for 2,521 yards (6.8 yards per attempt), 22 touchdowns and seven interceptions for the 11-2 Tigers, who have a date with the Tennessee Volunteers in the Orange Bowl on Dec. 30. He added 545 rushing yards and seven scores.
It was a marked improvement from the year before, when he completed just 55.6 percent of his passes for 2,246 yards, nine touchdowns and 10 interceptions. He threw for 6.0 yards per attempt.
However, as Scott Keepfer of the Greenville News noted, "Uiagalelei's performances ran hot and cold this season," and he was temporarily benched multiple times for freshman backup Cade Klubnik.
Head coach Dabo Swinney made a more permanent switch during the ACC Championship Game against North Carolina after Uiagalelei started 2-of-5 for 10 yards.