CORVALLIS – Barring something unforeseen, Oregon State will enter the spring football session with…
Del Rio signs FAA with Oregon State
"We are very excited that Luke has chosen to join the Oregon State Football program," Riley said. "He is an exceptional young man and will be a great representative of Beaver Nation on and off the field."
Del Rio last year eschewed scholarship offers from Oregon State and UCLA to walk on at Alabama, according to his bio page on Alabama's site.
An Elite 11 finalist as senior out of Valor Christian High, Del Rio was rated as the No. 2 player in the state of Colorado and the No. 27 pocket passer nationally by ESPN.com. He passed for 2,275 yards as a senior with 28 touchdowns against only four interceptions in leading the Eagles to the Colorado 5A State Championship.
He was named a first team all-state selection by the Denver Post. As a junior in 2011, he threw for 2,580 yards and 20 touchdowns at Episcopal High School in Jacksonville, Fla.
The newest addition to the Oregon State football program is the son of former NFL player, Jacksonville Jaguars head coach and current Denver Broncos defensive coordinator Jack Del Rio.
Del Rio is the second student-athlete to transfer to Oregon State since the season ended, joining offensive lineman Bobby Keenan from American River Community College. Keenan enrolled at OSU earlier this month.
Financial aid agreements bind the school but not the player. As such, it would seem Del Rio will 'officially' join the Oregon State program once he starts taking classes at OSU. The spring quarter at Oregon State coincides with the first day of spring ball, March 31.
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