BREAKING: Beavs land speed rushing JUCO DE

THE BEAVS HAVE LANDED, says, a defensive end with one of the best motors you will ever find. While the future Beav is underweight, he has a frame that should put him in the 230-240 pound range at the Pac-10 level. At the very least, he can come in and rush the passer next year.

Glendale (Az.) Community College D-End Rusty Fernando pulled the trigger on his official visit to Corvallis this weekend.

Fernando tells in an exclusive interview, "I verbally committed to Oregon State University this morning after a very nice visit. Oregon State is a great team and it showed on and off the field. Coach Riley is a great guy and I felt at home. I am excited for my future as an Oregon State Beaver."

This was Fernando's third official visit, seeing Utah State and Ohio University on prior dates. He also had offers from Hawaii, Idaho, Middle Tennessee State, Bowling Green, South Dakota State and Northern Arizona.

Despite having a tremendous high school career at Apache Junction HS, earning all-state and Region Defensive Player of the Year honors as a senior, Fernando was lightly recruited, mainly because of his slim stature. But he still dominated oppoing offensive lineman with a tremendous motor and speed.

That has continued at Glendale, where he has recorded 17 sacks in his two years of play. He was named all-conference each of the past two years for the Gauchos.

Now weighing in at 210 pounds, he will have a chance to come in and rush the passer against some of the top talent in the nation. Fernando says playing in the Pac 10 has always been one of his goals.

Fernando is eligible to transfer and spring will be key -- he will have to add more bulk to his frame to handle the rigors of a Pac 10 schedule.

Fernando He will have three years to play two at OSU.

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