East grad Oden signs with Colorado State
BUFFALO, N.Y. - Former East high school football star Jasen Oden has signed a national letter-of-intent to continue his academic and athletic career on scholarship to Colorado State University.
"It means a lot to me, but more importantly a lot to my family," Oden said. "To be the first one to go to a big time college, it's a dream come true for all of us. I'm trying to set an example for all the kids that are coming up in our generation and all of that."
Oden graduated from East in 2011. He then attended North Carolina Tech prep to improve his test scores and become eligible to play in Division I.
Oden said he will play cornerback and return punts for the Rams. Colorado State is a member of the Mountain West Conference.