The Beavers coaches received some big news on Tuesday evening as 6-foot-3, 290 pound guard Keli'i Montibon committed to Oregon State. What makes the commitment even more exciting is the fact that Montibon is a full qualifier and could be in Corvallis before fall camp (which kicks-off the end of July).
"After praying and talking with my family, I am blessed to announce that I am committed to Oregon State University," Montibon said via social media.
Montibon attended Hilo (Hawaii) Kamehameha where he held just one offer from Army. He decided to try and gain exposure by playing football on the mainland at Riverside Community College last fall.
While Oregon State and Hawaii area recruiter Chad Kauha'aha'a had seen Montibon and was aware of him, they did not start actively recruiting him until later in the spring. It was PAC 12 foe Cal who was first to extend an offer. After the Golden Bears offered, several other programs jumped into the fray this spring.
Utah and Oregon State received the latest visits last week, with the two programs in the lead down the stretch.
As a full qualifier who graduated in 2016 and played last season at Riverside, Montibon is eligible to transfer in to Oregon State immediately where he would have four years to play three for the Beavers.
On film he plays aggressive and smart. He projects as a guard for the Beavers.