Los Angeles (Calif.) Verbum Dei defensive end/tight end Justin Edison (6-4, 220, 4.8) has made his college choice and in a way he is following in his father's footsteps.
Edison has committed to Oregon State over another offer from Fresno State. Arizona, Oregon, San Diego State and Colorado were also showing interest the talented defensive end from Verbum Dei.
Oregon State gets a player who was instrumental in garnering Verbum Dei's first CIF championship since 1982. Incidentally, Edison has a connection to Verbum Dei's 1982 CIF championship.
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Edison's Dad, Harold Edison, was a key performer on that 1982 Verbum Dei team and coincidently was recruited to Cal State Northridge by Oregon State defensive coordinator Mark Banker.
"Oregon State checked out with their engineering program," Harold Edison said. "Oregon State did a very professional job with their recruitment of Justin.
"They were honest and like I said, extremely professional. Justin is ecstatic."
"Justin likes the ways Oregon State plays defense," Edison said. "He's looking forward to contributing to their current system."
Edison was outstanding his senior season and was a constant performer even when his team was hit with more than their share of injuries during the season.
Edison was a nightmare for opposing offensive coordinators as he racked up 83 tackles, 26 quarterback hurries, 14 sacks, four pass deflections and two fumble recoveries.