Former Arizona Wildcats offensive lineman Nathan Eldridge tweeted Friday that he is transferring to Oregon State.
He also included some kind parting words to the UA:
Eldridge played center for the Wildcats in 2016-17, starting every game, before suffering a preseason injury that kept him off the field for the entire 2018 season.
When walk-on Josh McCauley proved capable of starting at center for Arizona this past season, Eldridge’s future utility in the program diminished.
For Eldridge, Oregon State became a likely destination since former Arizona offensive line coach Jim Michalczik is on the Beavers’ staff. Michalczik recruited Eldridge to play for Arizona under then-head coach Rich Rodriguez.
Eldridge, a grad transfer, is eligible to play immediately at Oregon State. The Beavers face the Wildcats on Nov. 2 in Tucson. Ironically, that week is Homecoming.