Recruiting Roundup: Another Westwood target?

BRING ON THE BEEF. That's what many a Beaver fan wants when it comes to recruiting, as you can never have enough linemen. One o-tackle prospect Oregon State is pursuing verballed to another Pac-10 school this past summer. Given the way this recruiting cycle has gone, it probably won't be hard to guess which one.

UCLA verbal commit Torian White out of Lakewood, Calif., is reportedly visiting Oregon State on Jan. 21, though ESPN quotes him as saying the visit date is tentative and that despite taking other visits, he remains "solid" to UCLA. Other schools still in the mix include Arizona, USC and ASU, says White.

The Beavers already have two verbal commitments in this class from players who originally pledged to UCLA.

OT Darryl Jackson (6-7, 300), originally a Bruin pledge, changed his mind and verballed to Oregon State in November.

WR Brandin Cooks was UCLA's the first commit in the 2011 class. But he had a change of heart and went black and orange after Thanksgiving.

Will White end up being the third one-time Bruin commitment to eventually head to Oregon State?

White is athletic, with quick feet and a frame conducive to packing on the muscle and pounds -- exactly the kind of offensive tackle prospect talked about in Chad Luther's recent article on BF.C.

Among the other Beaver targets on the o-line, they include OT Ryan Nowicki and OG Vi Teofilo, both scheduled to visit OSU on the weekend of Jan. 14.

Oregon State has two known verbal commitments from players designated by Scout.com as offensive line prospects -- Jackson and Justin Addie (6-3, 285). Addie is slated to take his official on the Jan. 14 weekend as well.

NOTABLE NOTE:
Oregon State reportedly had an in-home visit with Dorsey High receiver Marvin Hall a few days ago. The Los Angeles playmaker told ESPN his top three were Oregon State, Cal and Washington, with January visits to come to all three before he makes his decision. Hall had 31 receptions for 673 yards with nine touchdowns, plus a couple more TDs on returns, before breaking his ankle and missing the last three games of the season.


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