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OSU football: Beavers get first commitment and a transfer

OSU football: Beavers get first commitment and a transfer

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The Oregon State football team picked up its first verbal commitment in the 2013 class with safety Terin Solomon, according to Rivals.com.

Then the Beavers added Steven Christian, a defensive back who will transfer from Hawaii. Christian has two years eligibility remaining, according to the Honolulu Star Advertiser.

Solomon is a 6-foot-2, 185-pounder from Murrieta, Calif., who is unranked. He also had scholarship offers from Nevada and UCLA.

Solomon is coming off a strong junior season in which he had 103 tackles, forced seven fumbles, recovered three and intercepted three passes.

Scout.com’s scouting report says Solomon likes to play close to the line of scrimmage and is good on run support, but he needs to work on pass coverage.

He’s someone who is athletic enough to play safety or if Solomon bulks up he can move to outside linebacker.

Christian, a 6-foot, 170-pounder, plans to transfer to OSU after earning a bachelor’s degree in four years at Hawaii. He will have two years left after he receives an expected medical hardship waiver for a sixth year.

Since he has a degree he’ll be eligible to play without sitting out a year like typical transfers.

Christian missed two full seasons at Hawaii due to labrum injuries. He redshirt his first season in 2008 and then didn’t play due to injuries in 2009 and 2011. Christian played three games in 2010.

He’s originally from Sacramento, Calif., and graduated from John F. Kennedy High. Christian was an all-purpose player who played quarterback, running back, defensive back and receiver.

Christian played three varsity seasons at Kennedy and at Christian Brothers High. Scout.com rated him a two-star cornerback out of high school. He ran a 4.5-second 40-yard dash.

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