Oregon St. Gets A Christmas Present

Oregon St., and specifically the football team's defensive line, got a present on Christmas Day, when junior college Defensive Tackle Edwin Delva signed on to be a Beaver.

Delva, a 3 star prospect in both the Rivals.com and Scout.com ratings, comes to Corvallis with 3 years to play 2 seasons, but Oregon St. head coach Mike Riley doesn't anticipate any delays in getting the 6'3" 295 lb. DT who plans to enroll for spring term, in time for spring practice, into the mix.

"Edwin will make an impact on this team next season," Riley said. "He's an important piece of the puzzle at defensive tackle, where we lose a pair of starters off the current team. We are very excited to welcome him to Beaver Nation."

Delva is the second JC DT, along with Siale Hautau, and third DT overall, with Kyle Peko, who will join the Beavers for next season, bolstering a position that loses both current starters, Castro Masaniai and Andrew Seumalo, to graduation after the Alamo Bowl. And though he's listed as a DE, Rudolph Fifita also lined up inside at times in the Oregon St. rotation this season, and FIfita is a senior as well.

Delva graduated from North Miami Beach High in 2010, and after a year off from football, has played 2 years at the JC level. Last year at Antelope Community College in Lancaster, California, Delva made 37 tackles, including 12.5 tackles for a loss, and had 3.5 quarterback sacks, and was named a 1st. Team California JUCO All-American.

Here's his highlight video:

BYU and Washington St., as well as Texas A&M and Nebraska, were among the 18 FBS teams besides Oregon St. to offer Delva a scholarship.

Andy_Wooldridge@yahoo.com

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