Beavs Get Sixth Verbal

Oregon State received their sixth verbal for the 2004 Oregon State recruiting class this weekend from quarterback Nate Johns of Redlands East Valley High School in California.

Nate Johns, a quarterback/free safety from Redlands East Valley High School in California, verbaled to the Beavers following the Boise State game. He was offered by the Beavers in early June and is the third quarterback to have verbaled to the Beavers this year.

The athletic quarterback began his senior campaign completing his first eight of nine pass attempts, leading his team to three consecutive touchdowns in the first half and a 44-3 win over Victory Valley.

He finished the game with 188 yards on 11-for-14 passing while also running for 73 yards and four total touchdowns, two through the air and two on the ground. One of his touchdowns was a 90-yard kickoff return in the third quarter.

"He's the real deal," Redland East Valley head coach Kurt Bruich told a local newspaper. "He showed it tonight. He showed that he's a mature senior. He audibled a lot of the plays at the line of scrimmage and made some good things happen."

Last weekend the Wildcats improved to 2-0 on the season with a 31-8 win over Ramona.

With REV leading 17-0, Johns ripped off a 56-yard run in which he broke a pair of tackles and made two Ramona football players hit each other when they missed the shifty quarterback. His spectacular touchdown run sealed the game for the Wildcats.

"That's a man's run. We kind of expect it out of him. We've seen him do it a few times, so that's what we expected," Bruich told a local newspaper.

Johns finished the game with 156 yards on the ground and three total touchdowns.

Following both game, Johns was gracious and chose to talk about his offensive lineman and not his own individual performance.
Currently the REV football team is ranked No. 7 in the CIF-Southern Section Division I poll.

Johns will enter the Oregon State program as an athlete and could end up playing almost anywhere for the Beavers.

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