2:08 PM--Barring any last minute surprises, Oregon State looks to be wrapping things up here on Signing Day. QB Peter Ashton's LOI came in first and was followed by many more. Including three mid-year transfers who enrolled in January, five holdovers from the previous class and 21 signed Letters of Intent, OSU has 29 total in the fold.

February 2, 2011

QB Peter Ashton
OSU Bio: Four-sport athlete (track, baseball, soccer, football) ... led Faith Christian to the Division II semifinals as a senior ... Division II District MVP in 2010 after passing for 1,105 yards and 14 touchdowns, and rushing for 2,104 yards and 24 scores ... attended OSU's summer camp last year ... friends with former OSU receiver Casey Kjos ... First Team All-State and All-District as a junior and the league's Newcomer of the Year as a sophomore ... from Scout - "Ashton is one of the few quarterbacks in this class that takes the majority of his snaps from under center in a two-back offense where he is also a pivotal part of the run game himself. He has good size and a nice build with room to fill out" ... as a junior, he was the team's punter, kicker and played free safety ... lists his academics interests as sports medicine and kinesiology ... also All-District in soccer, a District champion in the 300-meter hurdles, and an all-state pitcher and center fielder ... from Faith Christian Head Coach Kris Hogan - "Peter is one of those athletes with that extra special hand - eye coordination that sometimes shocks you. He makes plays of a high degree of difficulty look normal - because with his ability, they are normal. He does so many things well that simply cannot be taught. He's a fluid athlete that is just fun to watch. This is the kind of kid all coaches want to coach."

OL Justin Addie
OSU Bio: ranked the 10th best offensive lineman in the state in late October by the Tucson Citizen ... from SuperPrep - "A very big, thick and strong prospect that shows surprisingly good athleticism" ... the state of Arizona is considered by some recruiting analysts to have the best offensive linemen class in the nation ... All-Region selection as a junior ... also plays basketball as a center at Skyline, where he is a three-year letterman ... did not play football his senior year due to a broken wrist ... from Skyline head football coach Pete Jonovich - "Justin is an individual that makes you appreciate the profession we are in, his attitude, faith and work ethic will make him successful in everything he does. I know he will do special things at Oregon State and beyond" ... from Skyline head basketball coach Michael Wirth - "Justin has made a huge impact on the entire school with his athletic ability and leadership qualities. I haven't seen an athlete with Justin's size have better hands or feet; he's extremely quick with great balance. Adding his amazing intangibles of leadership and character, Justin will have a huge positive impact at the next level" ... from Skyline JV basketball coach Dustin Cooper - "Justin is the epitome of a leader. Oregon State is not only gaining a great football player, but also a great student, and most importantly, a great person. Justin brings a `winners' mentality to everything he does and his work ethic is second to none. Skyline High School is a better place because of Justin Addie."

DE Desmond Collins
OSU Bio: Scout lists him as a defensive tackle ... recorded 82 tackles and 11.5 sacks as a senior, and 78 tackles and 4.5 sacks as a junior ... played in 38 career varsity games ... also played offensive guard for Highland ... helped Highland to the State 4A title ... First Team All-State on both sides of the ball ... also plays basketball ... from Highland Head Coach Brody Benson - "Desmond is a talented young man with a ton of tools that are going to enable him to be successful at Oregon State. He has a good frame with the ability to put on quality weight. He is very athletic and has good speed and change of direction. He is very humble and understands that he is going to have to continually work in order to contribute at the Pac 10/12 level" ... from Scout - "One of his real strengths is his initial quickness. He has a good get-off and because of that he is capable of getting into the gap quickly and getting penetration. He does a solid job of staying square when coming across the line and being able to make a play on the ball. He is a physical kid when taking on blockers and will flash the ability to use his hands to engage and can shed and be able to cross the blockers face."

RB Malcolm Agnew
OSU Bio: . one Missouri media affiliate has him the fourth-best St. Louis prospect ... runs the 40 in 4.41 ... according to Scout - "Agnew is a quick-footed running back prospect who may also get recruited as a cover corner. He is well-defined with adequate size for both positions. Hits the hole at full speed and is a natural runner and cutter" ... rated the 13th-best prospect in Missouri ... helped De Smet to the state semifinal game as a junior and senior ... team was 12-1 as a junior and 8-5 as a senior... third team All-Metro as a defensive back in 2009 ... rushed for 505 yards and seven touchdowns in an abbreviated senior season due to an injury ... ran for 904 yards and 17 touchdowns as a junior ... also a sprinter in track where he is among the fastest in Missouri in the 100 and 200 meters ... strong academically and intends to major in physiology ... his father is former 11-year NFL veteran (Patriots, Giants and Rams) lineman Ray Agnew ... from De Smet Head Coach Pat Mahoney - "Malcolm is a very talented, hard-working and dedicated young man who will be a tremendous asset to the Oregon State program. He's a very strong, physical and explosive runner with excellent balance and vision. He sees his next cut before he makes his last cut and brings a tremendous knowledge of the game."

RB Storm Woods
OSU Bio: Storm earned First Team All-District honors last season ... rushed for 1,216 yards and 16 touchdowns as a senior, also accounted for 145 yards receiving and one interception ... as a sophomore and junior combined he rushed for 1,257 yards and 13 touchdowns - suffered a knee injury his junior season that curtailed his playing ... from Scout - "Woods is a strong downhill runner with good production between the tackles. He has the physical tools on film to develop and a back with above average size to speed ratio. Woods can catch the ball out of the backfield, block and obviously move the chains on the ground -- an every-down college back to keep your eye on" ... KEYE-TV Player of the Week for a September 2009 game after rushing for 243 yards and three touchdowns ... also plays basketball ... from Pflugerville Head Coach George Herrmann - "Storm is an explosive back with great vision that has the ability to make defensive players miss tackles. He is very good leader for our football and basketball teams. He does a tremendous job in the classroom preparing himself for his education at the next level."

WR Richard Mullaney
OSU Bio: CIF South Section Second Team. L.A. Times All-Area, All-Ventura County and Maxpreps.com First Team All-State ... named the CIF South Section Player of the Week following the first round of the 2010 playoffs after catching 12 passes for a total of 163 yards and one touchdown in the Lancers' 28-21 win over Quartz Hill ... as a senior he had 122 receptions (state record) for 1,703 yards and scored 20 touchdowns ... in the CIF-SS quarterfinals, he had 19 catches (school record) for 303 yards and three touchdowns against Oaks Christian ... as a junior he had 80 catches for 1,000 yards and eight touchdowns ... named First Team All-Ventura County (WR of the Year), First Team All-CIF and MVP and All-State Junior Team ... from Thousand Oaks head coach Mike Leibin - "Richard is a highly competitive, highly talented, hard-working young man. In my 16 years of coaching I have never coached a player who practiced harder every day. His ball skills are as good as anyone I have seen. He is a leader by example, and he is an outstanding citizen on our campus" ... from Scout - "Mullaney is a quality, well-rounded receiver prospect who may also get a look at safety with his good blend of size and range. He's a savvy receiver and route runner with very good hands. He reads coverage and a DB's leverage well to work positioning and create space. His consistent and quick release off the line helps him stretch a defense and get behind coverage vertically. He goes up for the ball and makes very good adjustments to the pass and comes down with a lot of difficult throws due to his good concentration. Following the catch he wastes little time getting north and can move the chains with decent quickness and upfield bursts. Long strider who builds above average speed" ... Maxpreps.com in December listed Mullaney as one of its "10 recruits on the rise" ... from Brandon Huffman of SuperPrep - "Richard may have the best set of hands of any receiver in the Southland" ... also played safety ... honor roll student.

WR Brandin Cooks
OSU Bio: Competed in the National Underclassmen Combine's All World Gridiron Classic Dec. 31 in South Carolina ... helped Lincoln advance to the second round of the CIF Sectional playoffs ... nicknamed the "Human Torch" ... eight catches for 170 yards and three touchdowns in a playoff game last season ... also played defensive back and returned kicks ... a candidate for the 2010 Charles Washington Award, presented by the Stockton Record for senior high school athletes who best combine athletics, academics and community service ... 2010 First Team All-Sac-Joaquin Section ... selected to play in the 2010 Champion Gridiron Kings in Orlando last summer ... as a senior, he had 66 receptions for 1,125 yards and 11 touchdowns, and ended up with 1,525 all purpose yards ... as a junior, he made 46 receptions for 783 yards and 10 touchdowns, and on defense had three interceptions ... first team all-league and section ... 29 receptions for 600 yards and seven touchdowns as a sophomore earning honorable mention all-conference ... sprinter in track, participating in the Junior Olympics ... ... from Scott Kennedy of Scout - "Cooks makes up for his lack in sheer size with outstanding speed and willingness to make the tough catches. He plays corner as well, but looks more natural on the offensive side of the ball. He has pull away speed from anyone in the open field and does a good job of catching the ball in traffic."

WR Tyler Trosin
OSU Bio: Trosin (Tro-SEEN) led Folsom to a 14-1 record and the CIF-Division II championship ... in the title game, he caught three touchdown passes after making two scoring receptions in the CIF state playoff game the previous week ... Delta River League Co-MVP and First Team All-Sac-Joaquin Section ... Folsom runs the spread offense ... his brother, Tanner, is the quarterback at Folsom ... his father, Tony, is an assistant coach at Folsom and former quarterback at Sacramento State ... maxpreps.com ranks him the 27th best receiver in the country ... excellent track athlete, running sprints, relays and competing in the long jump ... also plays basketball ... as a junior he was the area's leading receiver with 81 catches for 1,446 yards and 25 touchdowns ... in 2009 he was the Delta River League Co-Offensive Player of the Year, first team All-Sac-Joaquin Section and All-Metro.

ATH Noa Aluesi OSU Bio: Elisinoa (El-Lees-E-No-uh) Aluesi (All-ooo-esi) expected to go on a two-year LDS Mission when he turns 19. Could play a variety of positions at OSU by the time he enrolls -- played linebacker and quarterback this past season... member of The Oregonian's First Team All-City as a utility player on offense and as a linebacker on defense as a senior... Oregon Prepsports.net First Team All-PIL as a junior ... led the Democrats to an undefeated PIL record and to the state playoffs in 2010 ... in 2009 he led Jefferson to its first state title game appearance in 50 years ... also plays basketball ... from Jefferson Head Coach Anthony Stoudamire - "A lot of major colleges are wondering if this kid can play defense, and I think that question has been answered."

ATH Larry Scott
OSU Bio: Larry helped Centennial to the Division I CIF Bowl title game ... Centennial won the Southern Section Inland Division title ... led the area with 1,120 yards receiving and 10 touchdown receptions ... returned two kicks for touchdowns ... in the Inland Division title game, he made eight receptions for a career-high 162 yards ... First Team All-Big VIII League ... caught 36 passes for 613 yards and seven touchdowns as a junior ... from ESPN - "Scott is a tough productive receiver with steady speed. He has the size and athleticism for the wide receiver position at the major level of competition" ... also a sprinter in track.

TE Kellen Clute
Kellen Clute (pronounced like loop) also played fullback and linebacker at Mt. Spokane, but is projected by several recruiting services as a tight end or H-back at the college level ... he is the first "skilled" player to receive a scholarship from Mt. Spokane, a school that opened in 1998 ... started his prep career as a quarterback ... Associated Press First Team 3A for the state of Washington as a senior and named to the Greater Spokane League First Team ... selected to play in the Washington All-Star Game ... Seattle Times "Red Chip Player - considered a starter at the major college level" ... helped Mt. Spokane advance to the quarterfinals of the state playoffs ... as a senior he accounted for 21 catches for 325 yards and six touchdowns on offense, and 92 tackles and one interception on defense ... for his varsity career he made 21 catches for 353 yards and seven touchdowns, and 159 tackles, including 17 for losses ... from Mt. Spokane Head Coach and three-year OSU football letterman Mike McLaughlin - "He has great size, speed and hands. He will only get better and I know he will contribute to the success of Beaver football and relish in their victories over the Ducks" ... also plays center on the basketball team.

DE Jaswha James
Jaswha (pronounced Joshua) had 70 tackles, including 10 tackles for loss and eight sacks as a senior ... led the team to the state championships after going undefeated in league play ... Scout.com says - "He has solid size and should be able to add some more good bulk to his frame with some time in a college weight program. He also appears to have a solid wingspan for his build. He will play defensive end and some linebacker and while linebacker is a possibility we feel end may be his better fit. He flashes some good quickness off the ball and displays the ability to get after the quarterback. He is very active with his hands and shows good strength and can knock a blocker aside with a club or get hands on and execute a push-pull move. Rushing the passer may be his strength at this point, but he can be tough versus the run."

LB/ATH Lavonte Barnett
Named 2010 L.A. Daily News All-Area First Team ... three-time All-CIF ... co-team captain as a senior and led the Spirits to the league and divisional titles ... started all 14 games at defensive end and led the team with 16 sacks ... 64 total tackles as a senior, including 24 for losses and 16 sacks ... also started every game at tight end, making 18 receptions and catching five touchdowns ... 58 tackles as a junior, including seven sacks - played wide receiver and tight end on offense, and was the team-leader for receiving yards with 348 and the co-leader for touchdowns receiving with four ... invited to the 2010 U.S. Army National Combine... started 11 games at defensive end as a sophomore, but played in all 14 ... for his prep career he made 165 tackles, including 26.5 sacks on defense - on offense he made 40 receptions for 703 yards and 11 touchdowns ... Scout lists his strengths as "foot quickness, shedding ability and speed" ... most scouting services have him projected as a linebacker or H-Back at the college level ... also plays basketball ... honor roll student, who is considering majoring in engineering ... from Paraclete Head Coach Norm Dahlia - "Lavonte is a young man of character with ethical and moral values second to none. Not only is he an outstanding athlete but an outstanding young man on and off the field. He represents Paraclete at the highest level outside of school and is truly humbled by the amount of recognition he has received for all he has accomplished. Oregon State is getting a fine young man."

DT Na'Alii Robins
Na'Alii (Nah-uh-lee-ee) is rated the sixth-best prospect in the state of Hawai'i by the Honolulu Star-Advertiser ... all-state second team ... last season he made 42 tackles, including 11.5 sacks ... attended summer football camps in Oklahoma, Texas and Hawai'i ... led Saint Louis to the state title with an 11-1 record ... Star-Advertiser Honorable Mention Athlete of the Week for a seven tackle performance in the state title game ... also a wrestler ... from St. Louis head coach Darnell Arceneaux (per The Oregonian) - "He's one of those players who's got that motor that never stops. Like any good Polynesian player, he's got that controlled kind of anger that you need every four seconds. What he has that you can't teach is that Poly blood and size. He's got great balance, great hands, and he's real tough, like (Stephen) Paea." ... from ESPN - "Robins is an active defender who works to get around the football. He has solid size and looks to have a frame that he can add more good bulk. He has a solid get-off. He is a tough kid against the run."

DL d'Vante Henry
OSU Bio: d'Vante had 65 tackles as a senior, including five sacks ... led Southmoore to a 10-3 mark as a junior ... All-VYPE Oklahoma Second Team ... The Oklahoman's All-Big City Roster Honorable Mention ... Tulsa World 6A Honorable Mention ... also lined up as a receiver and running back on offense ... played cornerback as a junior ... excels in track where he finished third in last year's Oklahoma 6A championships with a time of 49.34 in the 400 meters and was the anchor in the state champion 4x100 and 4x400 relay teams -- Southmoore won the state track title last spring ... from Southmoore Head Coach Chris Jensen - "d'Vante is a phenomenal athlete; a rare combination of height and outstanding speed. I see him being able to put on the weight he needs to develop into an NFL defensive end by the time he graduates from college."

DE Rudolf Fifita
OSU Bio: Rudolf played for back-to-back junior college national champions ... had 33 tackles last season, including nine for losses and five sacks ... also had one interception, a league-high three forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries, returning one for a 44-yard touchdown ... had two sacks in the national title game against City College of San Francisco ... missed several games of the season due to a concussion, otherwise would have likely earned postseason honors ... 19 tackles as a freshman, including 5.5 for losses and three sacks.

DE Dylan Wynn
OSU Bio: Scout ranks Dylan the 23rd best defensive end in the country ... rated the 37th best overall prospect in California entering the 2010 season ... led De La Salle to its 19th consecutive North Coast title and to its fifth consecutive state title game, finishing the year 14-0 ... Wynn had 13 tackles in the North Coast title contest ... also played fullback ... former prep teammate of current Beaver running back Terron Ward ... 50 tackles and 12 sacks as a senior as his numbers reflect him often not playing entire games due to the margin of the score - De LaSalle average margin of victory in 2010 was 35 points (40 points in the playoffs) ... 2010 First Team All-East Bay Athletic League and All-North Coast Section ... SuperPrep All-American ... 2009 honors include First Team All-East Bay Athletic League as a lineman on both sides of the ball, All-Bay Area Metro First Team defense, All-North Coast Section First Team defense ... 82 tackles, including 36 tackles-for-losses and 10 sacks as in 2009 ... Co-Outstanding Sophomore by the San Francisco Chronicle in 2008 and posted many of the same honors as he did as a junior and senior ... from Scout - "High motored player who's best strength is his quickness off the line of scrimmage and ability to run. He can chase down a running back or a quick quarterback, and could end up playing strongside linebacker in college" ... from Greg Biggins of ESPN on Wynn's performance at the May 2010 Nike Camp at Stanford - "If there was an overall Camp MVP, it might have gone to Wynn. Simply put, Wynn is a football player and will make an impact somewhere. Whether or not that is at linebacker or defensive end will depend on how much weight Wynn can hold" ... from Brandon Huffman of SuperPrep - "Wynn just may be one of the most fun players to watch in the west, and it's largely because this kid absolutely plays like a guy with his hair on fire" ... 2010 Stanford NIKE Camp defensive lineman MVP.

DE Akeem Gonzales
OSU Bio:Scout three-star athlete who is rated the 63rd-best offensive lineman prospect in the nation, but is expected to play defensive end at Oregon State ... Los Angeles Times All-Southland Team and Los Angeles Daily News All-Area Team ... played defense for the first time last season making 72 tackles, including 11 sacks ... his uncle is former Oregon running back Saladin McCullough ... from Alemany Head Coach Dean Herrington -- "Akeem is a great athlete with unbelievable speed for a lineman." ... played in the Daily News' prep all-star game last month where he made two sacks on defense ... also a three-time league champion wrestler.

LB Jabral Johnson
OSU Bio: Had 115 tackles and four interceptions as a senior ... helped the team advance to the state semifinals, where he had 16 tackles and one interception ... The Oklahoman's 2010 First Team All-State member and the Tulsa World Second Team ... from Lawton head coach Randy Breeze - "Jabral has the size and strength to stop the run at the line of scrimmage. But then the next play he is able to run and cover the fastest receiver" ... from Scout - "Johnson is solid in many phases of the game. He patrols sideline to sideline and also comes up to deliver punishing blows when attacking the run" ... Scout lists his strengths as "aggressiveness, hitting ability and lateral movement" ... Registered 90 tackles, one sack and one interception in 2009, 31 tackles and two sacks in 2008 ... from ESPN - "Johnson is very active in pass coverage possessing good instincts and athleticism in space; has the size and playing speed we like to see for the outside linebacker position at the major level of competition; is a little bit of a long strider with a smooth running style. This prospect has a very good motor and is never out of plays due to his excellent pursuit habits. His pass coverage skills appear to be advanced at this stage of development. Johnson may not be an immediate starter, however if it is determined a redshirt year is unnecessary, early playing time is possible on special teams and long yardage situations."

WR Tyrequek Zimmerman
In addition to wide receiver, he also plays safety ... VYPE Magazine picked Zimmerman to its All-Oklahoma First Team as a defensive back ... the Tulsa World selected him All-Oklahoma as a wide receiver ... The Oklahoman picked him First Team as a defensive back ... as a senior he was the District 6A Wide Receiver of the Year ... SuperPrep lists him the 36th best prospect in the "Midlands (Oklahoma, Missouri, Utah, Colorado, Iowa, Kansas, Nebraska, New Mexico)" ... in 2010 he caught 37 passes for 619 yards and 12 touchdowns ... on defense he had 61 tackles and 11 interceptions ... he also rushed for 215 yards and two touchdowns on 18 carries ... on defense he had 44 tackles and six interceptions ... as a junior he made 43 receptions for 779 yards and 10 touchdowns ... clocked at 4.4 seconds in the 40 and squats more than 500 pounds ... had a 46-yard touchdown reception and a 61-yard touchdown run in a 6A state quarterfinals victory in November ... from Lawton head coach Randy Breeze - "He is a very strong man. He has great agility and can play either way in college. He's a home run receiver who excels as a deep, downfield threat. The pro-style offense that Oregon State runs is perfect for him." ... from Scout - "Zimmerman is a very productive, tough and exciting wide receiver that gets better the more you watch him. He has adequate size and wiry, but muscular build. Can play inside and out and shows excellent upside to become a crisp, savvy route runner. He is a fine athlete with excellent quickness and very good top-end speed. He is quick enough to consistently break the press with his feet. He shows very good initial burst. We feel he will develop nicely as a slot receiver that can be utilized on reverses and jet sweeps. Has upside as a return man too" ... Scout considers his strengths to be "competitiveness, courage and toughness."

DT Brandon Bennett
Brandon is rated among the top 100 prospects from the Houston area, per VYPE Magazine ... Scout lists him as the 76th best defensive end prospect in the country ... from berecruited.com - "A leader on the field, he's intelligent, strong, quick, and closes fast on the run. He has great football instincts and a knack for always being around the ball. Brandon is a gifted student who is academically qualified and has good character. He's a quick learner and a good listener who loves the sport of football and is always trying to improve his game and abilities through hard work and practice" ... from Scott Kennedy of Scout - "A good jumbo athlete, Bennett has exceptional quickness, burst off the ball and straight line speed for a player of his size. A raw player, Bennett's best attributes are strength and athleticism" ... intends to major in business.

Already enrolled at Oregon State..
OT Darryl Jackson
OSU Bio: Originally signed with SMU after his senior season in 2009 ... attended El Camino College in fall of 2010, but did not play football ... as a junior helped Mayfair to the CIF Southern Section finals ... worked with former NFL player J.R. Redmond at his training camp ... from Redmond - "Jackson is a big kid with some athleticism. Now it's a matter of him mentally retaining the information he learns, and I don't see that being a problem for him. The other thing I like about him, besides his athleticism, is he has some `dog' in him. You've got to have that as an offensive lineman, because you're fighting on every down" ... from Scout - "Jackson is an excellent athlete with very good feet, demonstrating the ability to dominate pass rushers. Has the size and athleticism for the offensive tackle position at the major level of competition; his frame is very capable of adding solid bulk over time. Shows the flexibility, balance and agility to play on his feet in space; demonstrates good initial quickness coming out of a three-point stance; his fit, pad level and leg drive allow him to get movement when drive blocking; his best quality is his ability to get to linebackers with a strong finishing explosion. We see no reason why this prospect shouldn't be able to handle all the required run blocks at the next level of competition. His nimble feet, long arms and quick hands should be assets in pass protection. His potential upside indicates a long and productive career at the BCS level of play" ... lists his biggest athletic thrill as "being welcomed to the Oregon State football family" ... also threw the discus in track.

DE Rusty Fernando
OSU Bio: Rusty signed the first day of the official mid-year JC signing period Dec. 15, 2010 ... First Team All-Region and All-Western States Football League selection as a sophomore at Glendale - second team in both as a freshman ... led Glendale to the Valley of the Sun Bowl in 2010 ... 17 career sacks at Glendale ... attended Apache Junction High School, where as a senior he accounted for school records of 105 tackles and 12 quarterback sacks ... Defensive Player of the Year for the Desert Sky League his final prep season ... made 20 career sacks in high school ... lettered four years in football and track, where he earned all-state acclaim ... Rusty has a redshirt year available and thus has three years to play two seasons.

DE Blake Harrah
Blake also signed the first day of the official mid-year JC signing period Dec. 15, 2010 ... All-National Division Southern Conference Second Team last season after helping Saddleback to an 8-3 record and an appearance in the California Bowl ... earned all-league on both sides of the ball as a senior at Temecula Valley, before attending Orange Coast College in 2008 - was not a full-time student ... he is the son of 13-year NFL veteran lineman Dennis Harrah (Rams) ... Blake has a redshirt year available and thus has three years to play two seasons ... lettered three years in football at Temecula Valley as a defensive end and offensive guard, earning All-Valley and all-league ... team captain as a senior ... lettered four years in track as a thrower and one year in soccer as a goalie.

Holdovers from previous class also already enrolled:
K Trevor Romaine
S Will Storey
DT Fred Thompson
RB Terron Ward
LB D.J. Welch
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