Former Oregon State quarterback Aidan Chiles announced Thursday he is following coach Jonathan Smith to Michigan State as a transfer.

Chiles hade his commitment to Michigan State public in a social media post. He played in nine games this season as a freshman backup to DJ Uiagalelei.

The former four-star recruit from California threw for 309 yards and four touchdowns and ran for three scores, getting steady work as a change-of-pace player for the 21st-ranked Beavers (8-4).

Smith left Oregon State to become the head coach at Michigan State on Nov. 25.

Among the other notable transfer commitments on Thursday were:

— Former UConn tight end Justin Joly, who led the team with 56 catches for 578 yards, announcing he is joining North Carolina State.

— Former Ohio quarterback Kurtis Rourke, a three-year starter, said he was going to Indiana.

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