The ink is barely dry from the National Letters of Intent signed by members of the 2017 class, but it is never too early to begin looking at the 2018 class. Oregon State has already been active in recruiting juniors and extended an offer this week to Anthony Stell a wide receiver from Washington.
Oregon State is the first offer for the Seattle (Wash.) Rainier Beach standout, but it certainly won't be his last.
"A ton of schools are interested," he said. "UW, WSU, Fresno State, Michigan State, Montana, Utah State and Nevada have all been in contact."
As for Oregon State, the 5-foot-10, 170 pound three-star athlete is excited to check out Corvallis.
"I've never been there but I do plan on taking my first visit there soon," he said. "I think they have a nice program and I'm so thankful for them taking a chance on me for my first offer. I do think Corvallis could be home for the next 4-5 years come signing day next year, but I just need to see what else the future holds as of right now."
Does Stell have any dream school that he's hoping to hear from?
"No, I don't, but I'm a hometown guy so if I did land a UW offer that would be huge," he said.
Stay tuned to BeaverBlitz for the latest on Oregon State's early recruiting efforts.