COMMIT: In-state 3-star goes black & orange

AFTER THE BEAVS' summer youth camp on Saturday, Oregon State received a verbal pledge from a local product -- Tanner Sanders, the 6-foot-5, 198-pounder out of Corvallis. And like many a prospect in this online age, he made his announcement via Twitter.

"Committed to Oregon State University. Proud to be a Beaver," Tanner Sanders out of Crescent Valley High tweeted on Saturday.

Sanders (6-5, 195) held offers from San Diego State and Portland State.

He had also been receiving varying ahades of interest from Washington, Arizona State, Michigan, Harvard and Duke, and is rated three stars and the No. 143 wide receiver nationally by

But he could also wind up as a safety or tight end at Oregon State.

He's been a quarterback at Crescent Valley -- and he's been a fine prep QB -- but the Beavs are expected to use Sanders' uber-athletic talents elsewhere in the lineup though whether that's offense or defense remains to be seen.

Oregon State, in the market for more than one QB this recruiting class, already has two signal callers in the fold in Marcus McMaryion and Nick Mitchell.

At the same time, it wouldn't be a complete surprise for OSU to give him a shot at quarterback after he arrives on campus, and then go from there.

Quarterbacks in high school tend to want to play the same position in college. Colleges, in recruiting such a player, are often prone to give him a shot there. It would seem, however, that his best position at the Pac-12 level, where he would find the most success, might lie elsewhere.

If nothing else, then just a little more intrigue for Beaver fans, yes?

Depending on the package his junior season, Sanders lined up at quarterback, wide receiver and safety.

Sanders grew up in Corvallis and both his parents were Oregon State student-athletes in the late ‘80s.

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