Glenns Ferry standout football player Kody Arellano signed Thursday with Eastern Oregon University. Arellano was a first-team all-state selection at quarterback last fall.
Arellano will follow a longstanding family tradition of Eastern Oregon attendees that includes his older brother, who played basketball at the college, and his sister, who played volleyball.
“It means a lot to continue having the family name at the college,” said Arellano. “My friends are proud of me, my family is proud of me, and I feel accomplished.”
Also joining Arellano on a Mountaineers team that went 14-2 and made the NAIA semifinals last year will be Gooding wide receiver Bryson Comstock, who signed on with EOU on Wednesday.
“We were lucky to be able to just push play for Kody sometimes,” said Glenns Ferry head football coach Laif Morrison. “When things weren’t there, he would just make something happen. He would turn a sack into a 70-yard touchdown. It makes it easy on a football coach when you have a player like him who you can just put it in his hands and see what happens.”
Arellano took an official visit to the college last week, and though he knew that he would attend the college whether football was in the picture or not, he was sold when Eastern Oregon head coach Tim camp offered a scholarship.
“I’ve always loved the school. I made a few trips up there to watch my siblings, and it’s an incredible campus. The football program is really strong. It’s surreal that this is really here,” said Arellano.