Oregon State's football program was expected to land three East Bay high school players, but only De La Salle's Sumner Houston ended up signing a letter of intent Wednesday.
Pittsburg running back Harris Ross and Clayton Valley Charter's Xavier Crawford are now planning to grayshirt and enroll next January.
Ross learned a couple weeks ago that he needed to improve his SAT score before he could sign scholarship papers.
"I just need to get that out of the way and I'll be up there next January," he said.
Ross broke several Pittsburg rushing and scoring records during his senior year despite missing several weeks with a fractured leg. He earned Army All-American national player of the week honors in October after setting the program's career rushing record. Ross also set an East Bay record with 464 rushing yards and seven touchdowns in a win over Monte Vista in September.
He originally committed to Hawaii this fall before switching his commitment a few weeks later to Oregon State, where his Pittsburg running back coach Ken Simonton forged a memorable career.
Crawford, who had attended Pittsburg before transferring to Clayton Valley Charter for his senior year, will wait to enroll with his good friend. The safety switched his commitment to Oregon State on Monday after first pledging to San Diego State.
Crawford qualified academically, but the number of available scholarships may be an issue.
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