The calm before the storm

IT ALL GOES expected on Signing Day, Oregon State figures to unveil a class of 24 new Beavers. It's a fairly balanced class, with a slight emphasis on defense as the Beavs figure to add 13 new commits to the stop corps. And one of them you might not have heard much of yet...

BF.C is hearing about a junior college defensive end, committed to another school, who might be swinging towards the Beavs according to a source in Hawaii. We'll let you know more as soon as we're able to directly confirm.

The Beavs figure to take 18 prep seniors and six junior college players, assuming that defensive end comes on board.

Three Beavers are officially already on board, having signed during the mid-year junior college transfer period -- Edwin Delva, Siale Hauta and Steven Nelson.

The class appears light on offensive linemen, with only two in the form of Sean Harlow and Fred Launia. But the defensive side of the ball is a different story, and the clear focus of the recruiting class, with six probable commits.

Those six would also be counted upon to contribute immediately -- five of the six JUCO commits to Oregon State figure to be defensive linemen.

Oregon State kicked up the flow on the Hawaiian pipeline this class, with three from the Islands plus another commit from American Samoa. But Texas was just as key for the Beavs, with Oregon State expected to gain four commits from The Lone Star state.

The top talent pool, as expected, was California with 10 commits expected to sign.

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