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San Diego State football recruiting: Aztecs flip QB Daniel Prieto

Aztecs land a late 2016 recruit in quarterback Daniel Prieto.

NCAA Football: San Diego at San Diego State Orlando Ramirez-USA TODAY Sports

San Diego State added a very late addition 2016 recruit when Compton junior college quarterback Daniel Prieto decided to switch his commitment from Oregon State and will head South and play for the Aztecs.

"I would like to thank Coach [Kevin] McGiven and the Oregon State coaching staff for the opportunity to be a Beaver," Prieto said on his Twitter account. "Also, I would like to give a special thanks to Garrett Owens for giving me a place to stay and answering all of my questions.

"Lastly, I want to thank all of the Beaver fans that welcomed me. However, I will not be attending Oregon State this fall. Some times God points you in a different direction and that’s what happened here. I will be further my education and playing football at San Diego State University."

Back on March 29, Prieto was fully committed to playing football for the Beavers.

"I told Coach McGiven that I am 100 percent committed to them. I will be going out to the spring game," he told The Oregonian. "And I plan to be out there in the summer because that's when coach (Kevin) McGiven said he wanted me out there so I can get in the weight program."

Yet, something changed. Possibly a scholarship opened up at San Diego State, because Prieto was to be a preferred walk-on for Oregon State.

Prieto will not see much playing this year for San Diego State as Christian Chapman is the starting quarterback.

Prior to his year of playing junior college, Prieto, played his high school ball at Newbury Park, California, and threw for 3,687 yards and 47 touchdowns with just five interceptions and earned multiple awards.

However, out of high school he had just one scholarship offer and that was to Jackson State. He also options to be a preferred walk-on at New Mexico but decided to go to that junior college path, and it seemed to workout with better FBS options.

At Compton, Prieto completed 161 of 288 passes for 1,514 yards, had 15 touchdowns and three interceptions in eight games.

He will have three years of eligibility left.