Three-Star LB Halid Djibril Talks Oregon State Commitment

Los Angeles (Calif.) Cathedral linebacker Halid Djibril gave Oregon State fans a reason to be excited early Saturday morning when the talented athlete decided to pull the trigger and committed to the Beavs.

The Oregon State Beavers landed one of the top linebackers in the region earlier this morning when Halid Djibril announced he was headed to Corvallis.

"I just feel like this is the right move for me," Djibril said. "The head coach (Gary Andersen) showed a lot of personal interest in me and that meant a lot. I haven't visited the campus yet but I'm going to try and get out there in the next week or so.

"I have some former teammates who signed with Oregon State and they have told me great things about the place so I'm really looking forward to getting out there.

Djibril has blown past the double digit offer mark and chose the Beavs over schools like Boise State,  Colorado,  Illinois  and  Washington State, just to name a few. This past February, Arex Flemings and Jeffrey Manning both signed with the Beavers out of Cathedral.

"I think I'll fit in really well with that defense," Djibril said. "They see me being able to play multiple positions there. They talked to me about playing safety, nickel or as a will 'backer so I think I'll fit in perfectly there.

"I like the coaching staff a lot a well. Coach (Cory) Hall (DB coach) is my main recruiter and we have a good relationship. There's a strong comfort level and I'm excited about my decision. It feels great to have this behind me now so I can focus on school and not worry about recruiting, it's a nice weight off my back for sure."

You can make an argument Djibril is the most physical linebacker in the state. He plays fast and aggressive and is a huge hitter. He plays with a nice edge to him and is one of those players you love as a teammate but hate to play against.

He can come off the edge as a pass rusher, is comfortable playing in space and has very good closing speed. Djibril has a safety frame but plays much bigger than his size because of his strength and aggressive style of play. He doesn't just look to make a tackle, he's trying to rip your head off every play.

Once he hits college, Djibril will need to add some size and bulk to stay at linebacker but should have no problems doing so. Look for him to have an immediate impact on special teams ad then work his way in to the rotation at linebacker.

"I still plan to take my official visits," Djibril said. "My commitment is solid, I like Oregon State a lot but I still want to go through the process and experience the visits. You only go through this once so I'm still open to schools but like like I said, Oregon State is a good fit for me."

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