A reunion at Oregon State with former UW offensive coordinator Jonathan Smith could be an intriguing option for Carta-Samuels.

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Washington junior quarterback K.J. Carta-Samuels has been given permission by coach Chris Petersen to seek transfer options and play elsewhere in 2018.

Carta-Samuels is on track to earn his undergraduate degree from UW next spring and under NCAA rules would be eligible to play immediately at another school as a senior graduate transfer next fall.

In a statement on Twitter, Carta-Samuels wrote: “I’d like to thank Washington & Coach Pete for an experience in the UW Football program that has changed me as a man & allowed me to develop as a QB! … I will always be a Husky and am so grateful for the opportunity I was given to be (part) of this program but I cannot wait to have the opportunity compete and win in my fifth year!”

Carta-Samuels will remain with the No. 12 Huskies (10-2) for the Fiesta Bowl against Penn State, sources told The Times.

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Carta-Samuels has been the backup to star QB Jake Browning the past three seasons. Carta-Samuels’ impending move signals that Browning, as expected, will return to UW for his senior season.

A former four-star recruit from Saratoga, Calif., the 6-foot-2, 221-pound Carta-Samuels was the first QB to sign with Petersen at UW, as part the 2014 recruiting class. Browning won the starting job as a true freshman in 2015.

The Huskies have two top-100 QB recruits — Bothell’s Jacob Sirmon and Colson Yankoff of Coeur d’Alene, Idaho — expected to sign with UW on Dec. 20.

A reunion at Oregon State with former UW offensive coordinator Jonathan Smith could be an intriguing option for Carta-Samuels.

In eight games this season, all in mop-up duty, Carta-Samuels completed 8-of-10 passes for 82 yards. In his UW career, he is 27-of-47 for 310 yards with three touchdowns and one interception.

The lone start of his UW career came as a redshirt freshman in 2015, a loss at No. 10 Stanford.

In high school, Carta-Samuels ran a double-wing offense and was rarely asked to throw. It took him some time to adjust the Huskies’ offense, but he looked comfortable and confident during his fourth training camp with the team this summer.

“I feel like a completely different player, honestly, than I’ve ever played before,” Carta-Samuels told The Times in August. “In terms of the confidence piece, it’s all there. I love it. I enjoy it. It’s made me just allow to enjoy playing this game with my guys on this team. It has been amazing. I am playing my best right now. I just feel good. I enjoy every day, and I feel truly getting better every day.”

Carta-Samuels is following in the footsteps of his brother, Austyn, who transferred from Wyoming to Vanderbilt and won the starting QB job at Vanderbilt in 2013.