Today marks the first day junior college athletes and early enrolling high school students can sign National Letters of Intent and sign non-bonding financial aid agreements. This mid-year signing period is a bigger deal for Oregon State than most schools as they have heavily focused on rebuilding around junior college athletes who can contribute immediately. Here’s the players that have made it official and have already signed National Letters of intent. We will update this story as the day rolls on:
Jake Luton - JUCO QB
The 6-foot-6, 220-pound quarterback has been setting records at Ventura College in California. He will immediately fight for the starting quarterback job.
It's official! #GoBeavs ⬛️ pic.twitter.com/HXaGko8IJX— Jake Luton (@JakeLuton7) December 14, 2016
Justin Sattelmaier - JUCO OL
Justin is a 6-foot-7, 300-pound tackle who is expected to immediately boost Oregon State’s offensive line. With the loss of seniors Sean Harlow, Gavin Andrews and Dustin Stanton, expect Justin Sattelmaier to get immediate playing time.
Oregon State JC OL commit Justin Sattelmaier has signed his NLOI. 6-7, 300-lb. OT. Awaiting confirmation from the school. pic.twitter.com/mYxL56Uzy5— Andrew Nemec (@AndrewNemec) December 14, 2016
Craig Evans - JUCO DT
Craig Evans is a 6-foot-3, 305-pound defensive tackle who had offers to numerous other schools. Evans will help shore up the Beavers run-defense next season.
Breaking: Nation's No. 5 JUCO defensive tackle Craig Evans to sign w/ #OregonState, former #MichiganState signee. https://t.co/v7hMrQ66Eq pic.twitter.com/RE0JrjHULl— Ryan Bartow (@RyanBartow) December 14, 2016
Isaiah Hodgins - 4* WR (early enrollee)
The top rated recruit in the 2017 class has made it official and signed with Oregon State. The 6-foot-4, 194-pound wide receiver will arrive on campus in early January.
Glad to officially be part of the family ⚫️ #GoBeavs https://t.co/VQlhBz6BuT— Isaiah Hodgins (@IsaiahHodgins) December 14, 2016
Kolby Taylor - 3* WR (early enrollee)
The Chandler high school product has also made it official and will enroll at Oregon State early. Taylor fractured his leg and was forced to miss his senior season, but the injury allowed him to graduate early and sign his financial aid agreement this morning. Taylor’s teammate and Beaver commit (talented RB) TJ Green will have to wait until February to sign his National Letter of Intent.
“I chose Oregon State because of the coaching staff’s great character." Welcome to The Best College Town in The Pac-12 Kolby Taylor! #BTD17 pic.twitter.com/HVGQGn6Tve— OregonStateFootball (@BeaverFootball) December 14, 2016