UAlbany’s Tyler Oedekoven, twice SportsCenter Prime 10 star, enters switch portal

When College at Albany broad receiver Tyler Oedekoven entered the NCAA switch portal, he had two nice highlights in his reel to draw curiosity from different faculties.

Oedekoven, who made the ESPN SportsCenter Prime 10 Performs in consecutive weeks in the course of the 2019 season, stated Tuesday he’s transferring on for educational causes. He introduced his resolution to depart Monday on Twitter.

Oedekoven, who’s on target to obtain his bachelor’s diploma in enterprise administration this spring, stated he needs to check enterprise analytics in graduate college. He has two years of eligibility remaining.

“Albany has an info techniques program, which is extra of the IT path,” stated Oedekoven, who aspires to grow to be a CEO. “However I wished extra of the enterprise aspect of analytics, fairly than the IT aspect. It was all tutorial the reason why I wished to depart, for essentially the most half. After the season, I contemplated about what transpired and what was one of the best resolution for me transferring on. It was a extremely powerful resolution as a result of I like Coach (Greg) Gattuso. I like Albany. It’s been an important college for me. Coach gave me an important alternative to play soccer at a excessive degree and gave me a scholarship.”

He is one in all a number of gamers to switch from final season’s 2-9 staff.

Oedekoven stated he hopes to proceed taking part in on the Soccer Championship Subdivision degree and is within the course of of choosing a faculty.

He leaves UAlbany with 44 catches, together with 14 final season, for 601 yards and 6 touchdowns. His two most noticeable grabs had been one-handers in opposition to Stony Brook within the 2019 regular-season finale and Central Connecticut within the first spherical of the FCS playoffs. Each made the SportsCenter Prime 10. They had been the primary two performs on his spotlight tape posted on Twitter.

“Getting on it first, you by no means would have thought,” Oedekoven stated. “You’re all the time within the yard, interested by it, no matter, as child watching it. However to make it back-to-back weeks, that was loopy.”

He stated he by no means actually spoke to new UAlbany offensive coordinator Jared Ambrose earlier than deciding to enter the portal.


“I’ve heard good issues about him,” Oedekoven stated. “I’m nonetheless going to be following Albany and hopefully we are able to see a turnaround in this system.”