Coach Andersen and the Beaver staff received big news on Sunday evening as 6-foot-4, 260 pound defensive end Lorenzo Fauatea committed to play for the Beavers.
The West Valley (Utah) Hunter athlete chose Oregon State over offers from BYU, Utah, Utah State, Boise State, Hawaii, and Weber State after being one of the top performers this past summer at the prestegious All-Poly Camp.
"I would like to take this time to thank all the coaches who have offered me a scholarship to play for them," Fauatea said in a statement via Twitter. "This time I would like (to) thank my Heavenly Father for the many blessings he has given me, but through much consideration and prayer, I've decided to further my education and verbally commit to Oregon State University! Thank you Coach Andersen and staff for the opportunity to play for them. #GoBeavs"
During the All-Poly Camp, Fauatea earned defensive end MVP honors and was nearly unblockable off the edge.
Aside from the offers he had on the table, Washington, Arizona State and UCLA had also been monitoring his progress on the field this season.