Noa Aluesi: Committed to Beavs, will go on Mormon mission
by the staff of BeaverFootball.com, January 17, 2011 at 1:37 pm ET
Mountainous defensive end Noa Aluesi has verballed to Oregon State but will go on his Mormon mission first. His expected arrival at OSU is slated for 2013, according to a report in The Oregonian citing Jefferson High coach Anthony Stoudamire.
Aluesi checks in these days at 6-foot-8, 255 pounds. At that size, and still growing, it would seem offensive tackle, tight end or d-tackle would be in his future but Stoudamire said there are other possibilities.
“He's a big boy, but he carries it well. Oregon State is looking at him as a defensive end, maybe outside linebacker, even tight end. He's an athlete, and they're just going to play it by ear," said Stoudamire.
Aluesi, who also played quarterback this season, and was named Class 5A second team at d-end this past season, had offers from Idaho and Portland State and was seeing interest from Arizona, Oregon and Washington.