Recruiting Update

Mike Riley and his staff have been busy this off-season traveling the nation in attempts to harness young talent for the men in black. It's no secret that the Beavers have been liberal in handing out offers, but no one has bit yet. Take a look at who the Beavers have offered, their chances of committing to the Beavs and other key information.

The Breakdown:

Total Offers: 38 total, 10 players have committed elsewhere.
QB - 6
OL - 7
WR - 2
CB - 3
RB - 3
S - 2
DL/DE - 2
LB - 3

Offers by State:

  1. California - 13
  2. Oregon - 5
  3. Washington - 4
  4. Idaho - 2
  5. District of Columbia - 1
  6. New Jersey - 1
  7. Ohio - 1
  8. Utah - 1

Brian Hildebrand, QB, 6-2l, 190, Corona Senior High School, Corona, CA
One of the best up and coming quarterbacks in the nation...favors Arizona State, most likely will not take the offer from Coach Mike Riley.

C.J. Bacher, QB, 6-2, 180, Jesuit HS, Carmichael, CA
Hasn't lost as a starter...had a strong Palo Alto Nike Camp...favors Stanford and Arizona State.

Jacob Bower, QB, 6-4, 200, Meridian HS, Meridian, ID
Had a strong Eugene Nike Camp showing...has a strong of the top prospects on the West Coast and Idaho...favors BYU, with Oregon State a close second.

Nate Johns, QB, 6-1, 180, Redlands East Valley HS, Redlands, CA
Quick, shifty player...unknown what school leads.

Erik Ainge, QB, 6-6, 190, Glencoe HS, Hillsboro, OR
Impressive at the Palo Alto Nike Camp...strong arm...two sport athlete...injured himself before summer...unknown what school leads.

Brent Russum, OL, 6-5, 240, Lewiston Senior HS, Lewiston, ID
Powerful, quick...plays on both sides of the ball...likes Oregon and Oregon State.

Aaron Klovas, OL, 6-6, 300, Bethel HS, Spanaway, WA
Possibly the best OL on the West Coast...heavily recruited by all of the Pac-10...has over 10 offers...does not want to commit early.

John Gibson, OL, 6-4, 240, St Mary's HS, Stockton, CA
Two way athelte with a killer instinct...excellent footwork and quickness...performed well at the Stanford Nike camp...does not have a favorite.

Bobby Dockter, OL, 6-5, 275, Kamiak HS, Mukilteo, WA
One of the top lineman in Washington...decent size...favors Stanford and Washington.

Joe Bozikovich, DT, 6-2, 265, Wilson HS, Portland, OR
One of the top defensive lineman in Oregon...athletic and quick..does not want to committ early...favors the Midwest schools.

Jimmy Miller, DE, 6-5, 230, Westlake HS, Westlake Village, CA
Plays on both sides of the ball...good size and hands...favors USC and UCLA.

Ryan Keeling, LB, 6-5, 220, Thurston HS, Sprilfield, OR

Josh Stephens, LB, 6-1, 220, West HS, Bakersfield, CA
One of the top linebackers in California...superb size and range...good football instincts, tough...likes USC a lot, probably won't commit to the Beavers.

Patrick McKillop, LB, 6-3, 230, Bellarmine Prep, Tacoma, WA
Hard hitter with an intense attitude...good instincts...likes Oregon State, but is keeping his options open.

Sekeli Faaeteete, RB, 6-1, 212, San Leandro HS, San Leandro, CA
Talented, versatile player who can play multiple positions...extremely athletic...likes USC and Oregon (his brother David Faaeteete committed to Oregon)...does not want to commit early.

T.R. Smith, CB, 5-10, 180, Jefferson HS, Portland, OR
Quick runner...was impressive at the Eugene Nike Camp...can play either side of the ball...favors Oregon State.

Paul Kruger, QB, 6-6, 240, Timpanogos HS, Orem, UT
Considered the top quarterback recruit in Utah...strong arm, decent footwork...tried out for the Elite 11 camp...versatile, can also play tight end...BYU recruiting him heavily...does not want to commit early.

Aaron Dickson, RB, 6-0, 190, Grant HS, Portland, OR
First-team all-PIL at running back...second-team at defensive back as a junior in 2002...likes Oregon and Oregon State.

Keauntea Bankhead, S/WR, 5-11, 200, Ballard HS, Seattle, WA
Considered the top safety prospect in the Northwest...wants to wait things out, but wants to decide during his senior football season...wants to stay in the Pac-10...also hearing from Arizona State, Oregon, Washington, Washington State, and San Diego State.

Phil Trautwein, OL, 6-6, 285, Eastern HS, Voorhees NJ
Hard worker...getting a lot of interest from the East Coast...wants to stay on the East coast.

John Gibson, OL, 6-4, 240, St. Mary's HS, Stockton, CA
Moves well...intense and very aggressive...hearing from almost every team in the Pac-10...does not have a favorite.

Jackie Bates, CB, 5-10, 185, De La Salle HS, Concord, CA
One of the best athletes on the West Coast...can play both sides of the ball...probably will play on the defensive side of the ball in college...likes USC, UCLA, Cal, Oklahoma, Texas and Florida.

Doug Dutch, WR, 6-0, 190, Gonzaga College HS, Washington, DC
Fastest player in the Washington D.C. area...good student...very fast...favors East Coast schools, likes Florida a lot.

Lamar Herron, S, 6-0, 190, Natomas HS, Sacramento, CA
Being recruited on both sides of the ball...good size and knows how to run up field with a slashing style...wants to commit before his senior season begins...likes USC a lot, but lists Oregon State in his top four with Michigan and Oklahoma.

Fred Davis, WR, 6-4, 210, Rogers HS, Toledo, OH
One of the top recruits in the nation...has the ability to alter a game...very explosive...has over 30 offers...likes Ohio State, USC, and Miami.

Thomas Herring, OL, 6-6, 285, John C. Fremont HS, Los Angeles, CA
Great athleticism and of the top players on the West Coast...likes Miami, USC, Florida State, Notre Dame, UCLA, and Oklahoma among others.

Marshawn Lynch, RB, 5-11, 195, Oakland Technical HS, Oakland, CA
Runs with power...good size and speed...possibly the best player on the West Coast...likes Oregon a lot followed by Notre Dame, Washington, UCLA, and Colorado.

Terrail Lambert, CB, 5-11, 190, St. Bonaventure HS, Ventura, CA
Very fast player who impressed at the National Combine in Texas...likes USC, Michigan, and Florida State, but wants to take his time making a decision.


Other players Oregon State has offered, but have verbaled elsewhere:

  • Bryan Payton, CB 6-1, 185, South Hills HS,  Covina, CA, UCLA Verbal
  • David Faaeteete, DT, 6-3, 265, North Medford HS, Medford, CA, Oregon Verbal
  • Shannon Tevaga, DT, 6-3, 295, Pomona Senior HS, Pomona, CA, UCLA Verbal
  • Will Price, LB, 6-1, 245, Western HS, Anaheim, CA, UCLA Verbal
  • Jeremy Payton, CB, 6-1, 185, South Hills HS, Covina, CA, Arizona State Verbal
  • Casey Bulyca, OL, 6-7, 285, Woodinville HS, Woodinville, WA, Washington Verbal
  • Ryan Bush, OL, 6-4, 285, Gov John Rogers HS, Puyallup, WA, Washington Verbal
  • Bradis McGriff, OL, 6-3, 300, Vallejo HS, Vallejo, CA, California Verbal
  • Chilo Rachal, OL, 6-6, 310, Dominguez HS, Compton, CA, USC Verbal
  • Andrew Roof, OL, 6-4, 300, East Valley HS, Spokane, WA, Washington State Verbal

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