Fall Status of Giddens and Rudolph

Arthur Giddens and Joe Rudolph were not listed on the latest depth chart published by OSU. Their status for fall has been confirmed by BeaverFootball.com.

Arthur Giddens and Joe Rudolph, two members of Oregon State's 2002 recruiting class will not enroll at OSU this fall. Giddens, a 6'1" 165-pound defensive back from Manual Arts High School in Los Angeles, California will most likely fall short of qualification requirements. Rudolph, a 6'5" 215-pound defensive end from Natomas High School in Sacramento, California will not enroll until the Winter term.

Giddens, a Manual Arts teammate of fellow OSU recruit James Finley, will most likely have to enroll at a Junior College. He is not projected to qualify to play at Oregon State this fall, but could eventually end up with the team after spending time at a Junior College. Giddens has also played three sports in high school, playing basketball and track in addition to football. He was a quarterback as well at MAHS. He had 11 interceptions and 79 tackles the last two years as a DB. He runs a 4.5 40 and is a big-time athlete.

Rudolph, another three-sport athlete, will "grey-shirt" which means he will delay his enrollment until January and still have five seasons to play four, basically giving him another year to add weight. He has the potential to add quite a bit of bulk to his large frame and still maintain his 4.7 speed. He has great pass rush ability with a great upside. Joe Lemma, a defensive end from the 2001 recruiting class, grey-shirted and delayed enrollment until last term and joined the team for spring practice. He has already added weight. The coaching staff is hoping for the same type of progress from Rudolph.

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