Safety Kameron Krebs didn't have the senior year he was hoping for but it all worked out in the end…
BREAKING NEWS: Another Krebs riding OSU wave
"I fully committed, I'm going to Oregon State. Hopefully I'll be up there in July," said Krebs. "It was just the warmth surrounding the program and how cool the coaches are, and from the football guys to the professors that I met, everyone was really welcoming. I just felt a real connection when I was up there."
Krebs, who is moving back to Kahuku next week, spent the past two seasons in Mission Viejo, Calif. and missed nearly his entire senior season after injuring his knee this past summer. He says he's already about 95 percent, however, and hopes to be 100 percent by the Beavs' fall camp.
KREBS SAID he'll be arriving early to Corvallis, sometime in July, in order to enroll in summer courses and get the early start on school and conditioning through the Beavers' voluntary summer workouts.
"They have that bridge program going on and I'll get a head start on classes and it will be pretty much just the athletes that are up there so it should be fun," said Krebs.
Krebs, who took in some spring practice sessions last year in Corvallis, chose Oregon State over interest from Cal, Utah, San Diego State, BYU and Fresno State.
"I kind of (focused only on OSU) at the beginning of this month because they told me I had an official visit and this was the only weekend was the only one I could because of (graduation) so I chose to go to Oregon State. And that was a good choice," said Krebs.
KREBS SAID MISSING most of his senior season due to the injury was difficult to endure. He had planned to head back to Kahuku but after the injury, stayed in California because the "rehabilitation facilities they have over here were better," but that he'll be moving back to The Islands this coming Sunday.
The injury wasn't just an ACL tear, there was also meniscus damage, a bone contusion and a small fracture. Nevertheless, Krebs' rehab is progressing so swimmingly that six months after the surgery, he said he's already 95 percent.
"My hope is that I won't even have to wear a brace by the time I get up to Oregon State," he said.
SITTING OUT THIS past football season was made a little more bearable by the fact he was offered by OSU some time ago, Krebs said.
"That was probably the best day of 2007," he said.
And today, he added, was most decidedly the best day of 2008.
Krebs, along with brother Kaulin, is also an accomplished snowboarder, surfer and skateboarder, having competed in numerous high level competitions.
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