Defensive line is always a recruiting priority, especially finding strong rush ends who are strong enough to block an offensive lineman, but nimble and fast enough to put some pressure on the quarterback.
CURRENT DEFENSIVE ENDS:
Offers: Louisville, Oregon, Auburn, Indiana, Kentucky, Miami, Mississippi St, Oregon State
BeaverBlitz Notes: Louisville and Oregon are currently at the top of Hicks' list, but the Beavers are still in the running, as Telly Lockette continues to mine South Florida. Former teammate and defensive end Kenny Turnier may be able to help the Beavers efforts in getting Hicks to visit OSU.
Offers: Cal, Illinois, Indiana, Northwestern, Ole Miss, Oregon State, Oregon, Pitt, Rutgers, UCF, USF, Vanderbilt, Wake Forest
BeaverBlitz Notes: Upshaw just released a top ten and the Beavers did not make the cut. His top ten include: Pitt, Ole Miss, Oregon, NC State, Oklahoma, Kentucky, Louisville, Clemson, Vandy and Tennessee.
Offers: Boston College, Cal, Illinois, Iowa State, Minnesota, Oklahoma, Oregon State, UCF, USF, Wake Forest
BeaverBlitz Notes: Another Florida defensive end that the Beavers recently offered, Ahanotu's father played football at Cal. Minnesota looked like the team to beat, until Oklahoma got into the game with an offer. Ahanotu will take a visit to Norman this weekend and the Sooners like their chances of landing him while on the visit or shortly thereafter.
Offers: Committed to Washington
BeaverBlitz Notes: Local Wilsonville, Oregon prospect whop pulled the trigger and committed to Chris Petersen last month.
Offers: Cal, Hawaii, Nevada, Oregon State, Oregon, Washington
BeaverBlitz Notes: Coach Chad definitely knows Hawaii and has connections there. Tupuola-Fetui is a hybrid linebacker/defensive end at 6-foot-4, 240, but he moves fluidly for his size. Tupuola-Fetui was able to visit Oregon State and Oregon last month and loved the Beavers sense of family and closeness. Right now he has OSU, Oregon and Washington on top.
Offers: Fresno State, Navy, Oregon State
BeaverBlitz Notes: Emmsley was identified early by Coach Chad and he is definitely high on the BeaverBlitz board. Kapolei is traditionally a strong program which produces talent. Sometimes academics can be an issue with lower offeree prospects, but a Navy offer indicates that all should be well with his academic progress. Emmsley had high praise for Oregon State during this past weekend at The Opening Oakland where he earned DL MVP honors.
Offers: Arizona, Boise, BYU, Colorado, Harvard, Oregon State, Washington State
BeaverBlitz Notes: Corona (Calif.) Roosevelt defensive end Andy Koch turned a lot of heads this past weekend at The Opening in Oakland. He picked up his Oregon State offer earlier this month, but has not listed top programs just yet as offers have been coming in over the past two weeks.
Offers: Kentucky, Oregon State, Villanova
BeaverBlitz Notes: Should the Beavers look to the junior college ranks, Wade is definitely an intriguing prospect. As a freshman at San Diego Mesa College he accounted for 55 tackles, including 7.5 tackles for loss and a sack. He is strong in run stopping and is working on more finesse in his game. He is expecting to graduate in December 2017 and would have three years to play two at the next level.