Having already extended over 100 offers to athletes across the nation in the class of 2018, Gary Andersen is looking to build off of the momentum that his program closed the 2016 season with. And some of the top athletes are listening to what the staff has to say.
Nikko Hall is one of those top athletes who is intrigued by what the Beavers are selling. Hall, a four-star wide receiver out of Southern California’s Calabasas High School, just outside of Los Angeles, is emerging as one of the top athletes on the West Coast.
After earning offers from local schools UCLA and USC as well as Nebraska last December, things have really picked up for him over the past year and a half. Oregon, Louisville, Hawaii, Boston College, Oregon State, Connecticut and Arizona State have all extended offers.
Even more programs appear to be on the cusp of offering as well including Arizona and Utah. A majority of the programs that have offered him so far want him to play wide receiver for them except for Nebraska as they envision him as a safety. His preference is to play on the offensive side of the ball at the next level.
“UCLA, Oregon, Arizona State and Nebraska are the teams I’m most familiar with and feel like they kind of have moved in front a bit early in my recruiting process. I do have a lot of interest in Oregon State as well, I just need to continue to get to know the coaches more so that I can feel more comfortable in that program.”
Coach Hall has been Nikko’s primary contact, but the relationship is still very new. Even though he is building his rapport with the Beavers’ coaching staff, he’s got a few people in his ear that he’s close with and the program.
“I know a few people that just committed there this past year. Like Arex (Flemings) and Jeffrey (Manning), they’ve been telling me a bit about OSU and what it’s like up there. They’ve been telling me to keep them under consideration and that things are going up there.”
With a few friends that have already pledged to help Build the Dam, could Nikko join them in Corvallis? Stick with BeaverBlitz for the latest on Hall’s recruitment as well as the rest of the 2018 recruiting effort for the Oregon State Beavers football program.