Oregon State has been looking toward the junior college ranks to help fill depth on the offensive line and on Monday their work paid off.
Justin Sattelmaier, a 6-foot-7, 300 pound offensive tackle from Palomar College spoke to Coach Andersen and Coach Woods on Monday night and decided that he was ready to commit to the Beavers.
Sattelmaier graduated from Temecula (California) Temecula Valley in 2015 and signed with Western Oregon University. After spending a year in Monmouth, he decided to give the D1 route one more try, and transferred to Palomar for the year in an effort to re-open his recruitment. His gamble paid off as he will be moving back to the Willamette Valley in May.
"Coach Andersen called and I got to talk to the o-line coach and I had a great conversation with Coach Woods and Coach Andersen," he told BeaverBlitz. "I decided it was the right fit. I talked to my family and coaches at Palomar and it seems like the right fit for me now and my future in football."
While he has been to Oregon State a couple of times, he is excited to make his official visit in November.
"I will be coming up for the Civil War game," he said. "I have been to Oregon State a couple of times, but I've never seen the facilities or a game."
Since he was transferring from a four year institution, Sattelmaier must spend a year at Palomar before transferring to Oregon State, which is why he will be in Corvallis in May 2017. He redshirted at Western Oregon in 2015, and will have three years to play three at Oregon State.
Stay tuned to BeaverBlitz as we continue to cover the 2017 class and the Beavers on the recruiting trail.