This weekend the Oregon State football program will complete their spring practice with the annual Spring Game. The Beavers are expected to host anywhere from 15-25 of the best prospects in the class of 2018 from up and down the west coast. Isaac Hodgins is one of those athletes who will be on hand to take it all in.
Hodgins, a defensive linemen from the Bay Area’s Berean Christian, picked up an offer from the Beavers at the end of last month. OSU is already a program that he and his family are very familiar with. His older brother, Isaiah, signed with the Beavers a couple months ago and is already making an impact as an early enrollee.
“We were planning on heading up to Oregon State to watch Isaiah play in the spring game even before I was offered. So now that I have an offer from them, it holds a little more weight as I’ll be taking in the junior day activities,” Hodgins told BeaverBlitz.
Isaac currently holds offers from both Oregon State and another program he is very familiar with, San Jose State. His dad, James Hodgins played at SJSU under current Beavers’ coach Dave Baldwin. Other programs like UC Davis and Columbia have also been in contact recently but he appears to be concentrating on the two programs that have offered already.
“With Oregon State, I was able to meet a lot of the people around the program when my brother went through the process. And having Isaiah already up there is a big plus too. Coach Baldwin is the coach that I’m hearing from up there,” Isaac told BeaverBlitz. He continued, “Then with San Jose State, I’ve just known a lot of their coaches over the years and have grown up going to games over there. It feels like home over there.”
Isaac plans on graduating early from high school and enrolling at the school of his choice for winter term. Stick with BeaverBlitz as we plan on catching back up with Hodgins following his visit to Oregon State this weekend.