Beavers jump to offer Westview DT

It took just one dominating performance in front of Oregon State head coach Gary Andersen for Portland (Ore.) Westview defensive tackle Brandon Pili to earn his first scholarship offer.

Andersen and offensive line coach T.J. Woods attended Westview's game at Sherwood on Friday night, a chance for the Oregon State coach to watch commits David Morris and Josh Bowcut during their senior year opener.  Westview also has a couple talented athletes, Brandon Pili being somewhat of a surprise to everyone.

Pili, who just transferred to Westview from Anchorage (Alaska) Dimond, had a standout performance, finishing the game with 13 tackles, two sacks and two fumble recoveries.

"My family ran into a situation financially and I needed to move down here to be with my uncle for a little while," Pili told "It's not something I was planning on, but since I got down here, more schools have definitely been seeing me and so that's definitely a positive side to this whole situation."

While new to the area, Pili started making a name for himself earlier this summer with his attendance at the University of Washington Rising Stars Camp.

His first offer came after  this week from Andersen, and Pili was excited to get the call, even if his knowledge of Oregon State isn't high.

"I don't really know a whole lot about them," Pili said of Oregon State. "From the little I've heard, they have a great program with great coaches and I'm really looking forward to getting to know the Beavers."

Oregon State is recruiting the two-way standout as a defensive tackle.  He is sure to see his stock rise in the weeks ahead as he plans to visit Oregon this weekend and is working to set up a visit with Oregon State as soon as possible as well.

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