Inside Andrews' commitment to Beavs

SACRAMENTO-AREA PROSPECT GAVIN ANDREWS held Pac-12 offers from Arizona, Colorado, Utah and Washington State as well as a full ride from Boise State, a program that has lost five games in the last five years. How did Oregon State land him over the competition?

In large part for Andrews, it was the OSU coaching staff.

"Coach Cavanaugh really changed it all…he's brutally honest and he won't sugar coat it. He knows what needs to be done to make me better and I'm willing to do it… the whole coaching staff was pretty big," said Andrews.

Andrews (6-6, 290) said he's looking forward in a big way to studying under Cavanaugh.

"Every chance he got he gave me a little tip on this and that. It was really good to get that kind of coaching and experience… We talked about how he can make me better and I believe it," he said.

Andrews also fell in love with Corvallis while on his unofficial visit this past weekend.

"I loved the campus. I'm not a big city guy and it was what I was looking for," he said.

Andrews dominated the competition during his junior season, and was about 330 pounds. He then dropped 40 of those over about three months time while wrestling for Granite Bay High.

Andrews is ranked three stars and the No. 63 OT prospect in's latest rankings of the 2012 class.

Recent strength numbers include a 500 pounds squat and a 245 pound clean.

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