Gerard Martinez

Five to Watch: Down the Stretch

National Signing Day is four weeks away. Here is a look at five players to watch down the stretch.

http://www.scout.com/player/198200-jamire-calvin?s=182

The Lowdown: Calvin is making his commitment on Saturday during the Army All-American Game.  While the Beavers will have a hat on the table, he is considered a longshot to commit to Oregon State.  He has also come out and said that while he will commit on Saturday, he plans to continue to take a few visits, so any commitment would be considered 'soft'. Coach Andersen, Coach McGiven and Coach Baldwin have been leading his recruitment and don't look for them to give up on him throughout the month leading up to Signing Day.  

http://www.scout.com/player/201544-daniel-green?s=182

The Lowdown: Portland (Ore.) Madison inside linebacker Daniel Green is back on the market after de-committing from USC last month.  He may have some academic hurdles, but they aren't insurmountable so look for the Beavers to put a full court press on the local standout.  The Beavers have had success in the past in helping athletes qualify and are helped by being on the quarter system.  Green is definitely the type of player to take a chance on.

http://www.scout.com/player/205757-reggie-roberson?s=182

The Lowdown: Roberson has not set up an official visit to Corvallis yet, but plans to do so in the month of January.  The Mesquite (Tex.) Horn speedster has seen his stock soar over the past week.  A one time commit to Kansas, he is seeing his popularity rise in the PAC 12 with Washington State and Utah jumping into the fray.  

http://www.scout.com/player/209319-branden-smith?s=182

The Lowdown: Another emerging athlete in a position of need for the Beavers, Smith has seen his offers double in the past month. The speedy athlete who excels on both sides of the ball has picked up WSU, UCLA and OSU all during the dead period.  He has not set up an official visit to OSU yet, but plans to do so.

 http://www.scout.com/player/179514-vosean-crumbie?s=182

The Lowdown: All signs point to Crumbie committing to the Beavers after his trip next weekend (January 13).  The corner has been on the Beavers radar all season, but a spot for him became available once Jaylon Lane signed with Texas Tech. Crumbie has speed and athleticism and is the long and rangy corner that the Beavers like in the defensive backfield.

BONUS: As of right now, the athletes committed to Oregon State appear to be very solid.  Kaleb Hayes may take a trip to New Mexico as they are recruiting him as a quarterback, however sources believe that he will remain solid with his OSU commitment.


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