Beavers add depth to secondary

With the departure of Brandon Browner to the NFL finding a junior college cornerback to compete for a starting corner position was crucial. Over the weekend two cornerbacks, Aaron Miller and Edorian McCollough, verbaled to Oregon State beefing up the orange and black secondary.

Miller is a 6-foot-2, 205-pound player from Fresno City College (FCC). The high school All-American originally signed with Oklahoma out of Edison High School but things did not work out after three semesters in Norman.

As a sophomore at Fresno City College he earned all-conference honors while helping his team to an 8-3 record. Miller grabbed a team high six interceptions, which included two picks during the playoffs and two for touchdowns during the regular season. The Rams finished the regular season ranked #5 in the Northern California and were the Valley League Co-Champions.

According to his father Darrin Miller his son is a corner that is "big enough and long enough to take on the taller receivers, but also fast enough and agile enough to handle the smaller guys."

Miller has two to play two and will major in Business. Miller was a teammate of former Beaver Danny Kalavi while at FCC.

USC, Cal and Fresno State were also interested in Miller's services.

McCollough hails from City College of San Francisco (CCSF), the school that knocked Miller and his teammates out of the postseason. The 5-foot-10, 185-pound player finished the season with three picks including one for a touchdown and was named to the JC Grid-Wire All-American team.

He originally signed with Texas out of North Garland High School in Texas where he played running back rushing for 1,755 yards on 241 carries and 16 touchdowns.

McCollough spent 2003 spring football on the field before sitting out the regular season due to academic issues. He then transferred to CCSF. While at Texas, he was also involved in a marijuana case that was dismissed.

McCollough is excited about his opportunity to play in Corvallis and says it's "going to be a fresh start for me."

Texas defensive coordinator Carl Resse called McCollough "the fastest man in the world" and McCollough claims sub 4.3 speed.

The speedster still has work to do in the classroom as he has to complete his AA degree before traveling to Corvallis in the summer.

McCollough was part of a team that went 10-0, won the Nor Cal Championship and finished the regular season ranked #1 in Northern California.

CCSF teammate Ruben Jackson is also considering attending Oregon State.

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