It has been a long recruiting process for wide receiver Aaron Short, which makes his commitment to Oregon State today that much sweeter. Short graduated from Fairfield (Calif.) Rodriguez high in 2014. His academics weren't in order forcing him to go the junior college route.
"It has been a long three years," Short said. "I greyshirted and started at San Mateo in 2015, but after a year there it didn't play out like I thought it would. I transferred to Sierra College and it started out great. I went to an Oregon State camp in the summer and just did my thing. The coaches kept in contact with me all season even though I only played in five games."
Short injured his knee this season, and while the injury wasn't serious (no tears), his coach knew that he had the talent to go on to the next level and didn't him to injure himself further.
Recruiting has been somewhat quiet for the 6-foot-1, 195 pound burner who runs the forty in the 4.3-4.4 range.
"My academics are fine now," he said. "I had to work hard to get my grades back up, which is why it took OSU so long to offer me. I had a 3.7 in the summer and then they wanted to see my fall grades where I had a 3.0. I have one semester left and will take five classes, but I'll be focusing on school and will be out in May. I'm up for the challenge."
"I want to thank the staff of Oregon State for taking the chance and sticking with me through the process," he said.
Short has followed Oregon State's season and recruitment and is excited for his future in Corvallis. He will take his official visit to Oregon State this Friday, but said he considers himself a solid commitment to OSU. He will have three years to play two in Corvallis.
Stay tuned to BeaverBlitz as we continue to bring you up to the minute recruiting information as Signing Day 2017 draws near.