Signee Capsule: Clay Cordasco

Our in-depth film breakdown of the signees continues with a look at offensive lineman Clay Cordasco.

BIO:

Clay Cordasco is all of 6-foot 6-inches tall and 310 pounds. He will have two years to complete two years of eligibility. Originally hailing from the northeast, Cordasco split his prep career between high schools in New Hampshire and Maine. Was not recruited much out of high school and had thought his playing career was over before heading west to play JUCO ball at Pierce College as a freshman and continuing on at Los Angeles Valley College last season.

 

LEAD OSU RECRUITER:

TJ Woods -- Position

RECRUITMENT:

Cordasco chose to sign with Oregon State over offers from Eastern Kentucky, Idaho, Massachusetts, North Texas, Nevada, and Texas Tech, while receiving strong interest from Syracuse, Central Florida, and Utah State. With offers spanning the entire nation, distance from his family was not a big deal for him. Although having his parents move from the northeast to Arizona did provide some incentive to stay on the west coast.

WHY OREGON STATE:

“I chose Oregon State because it felt like home and I can see myself playing there.”

EVALUATION:

Plays with a real mean streak. Extremely physical and finishes blocks. Most ready to play offensive linemen in the class of 2017 for the Beavers… Already has the size, weight and strength to compete for a starting tackle spot this fall. Plays through the whistle. Has good feet, a strong base, and long arms but should still be considered a bit raw, as he has admitted to not receiving proper coaching throughout high school. Has a very high ceiling.

 

INSIDE THE COMMITMENT:

When Jordan Agasiva chose to sign Utah over the Beavers on Christmas Day, the Beavers began to address their need for JUCO offensive linemen as part of the class of 2017 (they were also aggressively pursuing George Moore but the thought was that they wanted 2 JUCO OLs for the class).  It seemed that new names that the Beavers were interested in popped up every other day, but for one reason or another, most of the new targets didn’t measure up. After checking on a number of athletes, they tripped out Tanis Joseph but ultimately decided to pass on offering him. Next up was Cordasco, who the coaches had been talking with for a couple weeks, passed the eyeball test and had a rather impressive highlight film. Having passed the initial requirements, an offer was extended and a visit was scheduled for the following weekend. He decided to commit shortly after meeting with Coach Andersen and accepted his commitment.


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