Last official visit weekend on tap for Beavs

OREGON STATE HAS already played host to an in-week official visitor in Mufi Hunt – now they’re bringing in more prospects over the weekend, the last official visit weekend before Wednesday’s Signing Day. Oh and what a shocker, Oregon State and Utah are battling over another prospect -- this one a sought 4-star linebacker and member of the Scout.com 300.

MLB Christian Folau out of Salt Lake City is a four-star linebacker prospect who is yet another of those prospects we’ve seen this class deciding between Oregon State and Utah. The 6-1, 240-pound MLB is ranked as the No. 228 prospect overall nationally and the No. 8 MIK. He’s had a boatload of schools offer his this recruiting cycle, with Oregon, Wisconsin, Cal and other offers showing up on his Scout.com page. He would be a very big get for Gary Andersen.

RB Deltron Sands out of Fort Lauderdale, Florida will also be in town but does not yet have an OSU offer. Usually that means one of two things – the coaches want to meet him face to face and get an idea of his character before offering or they are waiting on other recruits to see what they do. Sands looks like one of those potential Telly Lockette state of Florida gems – other schools have been scared away by his size (5-8, 175) but he’s quick, shifty and with a good plant-and-go.

OL Blake Brandel out of Portland has long been verbally committed to Oregon State. The 6-7, 260-pound three-star offensive tackle prospect is the No. 19-ranked offensive tackle prospect out West and the No. 1 OT in the state of Oregon. Long and lean, he has that proverbial high amount of upside but he’s also got great feet. Once the bulk goes on and the strength follows, his footwork should help eventually produce a top-flight Pac-12 level o-lineman down the road. It helps that OSU has continued to build a good pipeline to his school -- Central Catholic, the top 6A team in the state over the past few years.

OT Zach Lucas is less well-known to Beaver fans than is Brandel but the Katy, Texas has some nasty in him that will endear him to Beaver fans. He’s 6-5, 280-pounds with plenty more room on his frame and is rated by Scout.com as the No. 19 o-tackle prospect in talent-rich Texas. He chose the Beavs over Arizona State, Colorado, Missouri and others.

P Nick Porebski out of Snow College hails from Australia and has taken a very interesting path – he sat out this past season, using his redshirt year in the hopes of giving himself more time at the next level, according to JCFootball.com. This, after claiming first-team All-America JUCO honors his freshman season where he averaged 45.4 yards per punt on 55 attempts with a long of 65. He also dropped 19 inside the 20 and forced five fair catches as well. Porebski will have three years to play three starting next year.

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