Moving spring camp to earlier in the year appears to be paying off for the Oregon State Beavers on the recruiting trail as they picked up their second commitment of the week earlier today.
Berean Christian’s Isaac Hodgins made his pledge to Coach Andersen shortly after the annual spring game concluded, joining fellow Bay Area native DeShon Wilson as the first two members of the 2018 recruiting class.
“Coming up here, I wasn’t really ready to make a commitment. But after getting to Corvallis and meeting all the coaches like the d-coordinator and d-line coach in position meetings, their belief in my abilities and how they envision me in their defense, I knew that Oregon State was the school I wanted to go,” Hodgins told BeaverBlitz.
Isaac, the younger brother of freshman wideout Isaiah Hodgins, is a defensive tackle prospect who checks in at 6-foot-1 and 285 pounds. The family aspect was a big component in making his commitment, however it wasn’t solely because of the opportunity to play alongside his brother but the opportunity to play under one of his father’s former coaches as well.
“I went in after the game to meet with Coach A, and it was then that I told him that I was ready to commit. He was super hyped; he jumped up and gave me a high five and a hug. Coach Baldwin was also super excited because I’ll be the third Hodgins that he’ll get to coach now, after coaching my dad in college and coaching my brother right now.”
Hodgins pledged to the Beavers over an early offer from his father’s alma mater, San Jose State. He is planning on being an early enrollee next winter so he is planning on attending a game this fall for his official visit.