Signee Capsule: Brock Wellsfry

The ink is dry on the 2017 signing class, but we are just getting started in breaking down the newest Beavers class.

BIO:

Brock Wellsfry is a 6-foot 6-inch 285-pound offensive lineman… Named to Seattle Times 1st Team All-State and the USA Today Washington 2nd team… Was runner-up for the fan vote to play in the Under Armor All-American game. Rated 42nd best OG in the country & 8th in the west region. Grew up playing ice hockey and was a standout on the ice, as well as in baseball, track and field…  Hanford High School had a bit of a rough season as they battled injuries across the board at key positions, ending with a 5-6 season.

LEAD OSU RECRUITER:

TJ Woods – Area & Position Coach

Kevin McGiven & Dave Baldwin – In-home visits

RECRUITMENT:

Wellsfry was identified early on by the Beavers’ coaching staff as they extended an offer shortly after Brock attended a junior day last spring. The offer from the Beavers was actually his first, Idaho, Nevada, Eastern Washington, and Wyoming followed suit. Wellsfry spent most of the spring taking in college campuses, including stops to Oregon, Boise State, Washington State, Washington and multiple trips to OSU. After announcing his commitment last June, Wellsfry has done his part in helping get others to join Beaver Nation. Wellsfry flew a bit under the radar as Hanford is a bit off the beaten path, having only had a handful of other athletes receive any kind of recruiting attention since Scout started building their athlete’s database. Brock did a good job of promoting himself throughout the recruiting process and did receive late attention from several Power-5 programs, only to inform the programs he was solid in his commitment to OSU.

WHY OREGON STATE:

“I chose OSU because I love the town, the coaches, and the amazing atmosphere there! The program is going in a good direction and I feel excited to be a part of it!”

EVALUATION:

Played both ways for his high school team, as both a defensive tackle and at multiple positions along the offensive line… Brock was the best player on his high school team by a good margin… Very athletic for his size and developing strength.. Will continue to develop strength and bulk with help of training tables and strength program. Best attribute is his footwork, plays with a very solid base. The ideal build that Coach Woods likes in his offensive linemen. Has ideal size and athletic ability to play tackle in college but after bulking up will be a powerhouse inside.

Hanford Head Coach, Brett Jay:

“Brock Wellsfry is an excellent football player and an even better young man. Brock was a team captain for us this year and named 1st Team All-State by the Seattle Times. Brock did a great job in the weight room, benching nearly 300 pounds and squatting nearly 500 pounds. Brock excelled in our athletic department’s leadership program, Hanford WeLead. He is currently in our Servant Leadership class as well. He is committed to being more than just a player he wants to make a difference. Brock will excel at the college level. He will do a fine job of representing Oregon State University and help take the program to extraordinary heights. Congratulations to Brock and his family and congratulations to Oregon State University for signing and excellent student athlete!”

INSIDE THE COMMITMENT:

Brock has been 100% bought in since the day he committed. He and his family made the 5-hour drive numerous times to take in Beaver home games, including back-to-back weekends for the Civil War and his official visit the following weekend.  While I don’t anticipate Brock playing next fall, he needs a season or two to develop and acclimate to the level of play, he has the size to be able to play in a pinch.


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