Rey Vega, the fleet running back who keyed Central Catholic's late-season push to the state small-schools championship, will attend Portland State on a football scholarship.
Vega, who had planned to walk on at Nevada, signed to attend Portland State two weeks ago after his visit there.
"I felt I would fit in their program and I liked the environment," he said. "It's definitely relieved a lot of stress. Even though I was going to walk on at Nevada, it was going to be extremely difficult financially."
Vega, who transferred from Grace Davis and wasn't eligible until Week 7 last fall, still appeared in 10 games for the Raiders (14-2) and rushed for 1,524 yards and 28 touchdowns and averaged nearly 13 yards per carry.
The CC graduate will major in business at Portland State, a young team which finished 3-8 last season and 2-6 in the Big Sky Conference. The Vikings visit Cal on Sept. 7.