- Sammie Stroughter (5-11, 180) - Future slot receiver for
the Beavs…is super fast (4.35 forty)…was all-purpose selection
for Sacramento Area as well as league MVP…played fly back in high school…had
a ton of yards in rushing, receiving and returning for his squad…nice
kid who could challenge for immediate playing time.
- James Lewis (6-0, 200) - A solid pick up by the Beavers
who got the California/ Flordia bowl selection over Arizona State, Arizona
and Washington…big strong receiver who has been overshadowed by his
high school teammates, but is possibly the best out of the three that will
receive scholarships…Arizona is reported to be making a late push on
- Zach Tarver (6-5, 190) - A tall, rangy, athletic receiver
who joins teammate Mike Jones as a Beaver commit…good leaping ability,
but a little slow on the 40 time makes Zach a project who will hopefully improve…#40
player in the Pacific NW.
- Kevin Swanigan (6-3, 200) - A junior college transfer
who is big and fast with 4.4 speed…relatively unknown in recruiting
circles...spent half the season out with an injury, but was a contributor
to the Rams State Championship Team…will enroll at OSU for spring ball
giving him a better chance to learn the system and compete for a starting
position…originally form the Sacramento area where he was an all-city
selection in high school.
- Lavelle Hawkins (5-11, 165) - One of the top wide receivers
on the West Coast…a four star player whose team lost in the CIF finals
to Sacramento powerhouse Grant…has an unreal list of suitors, but has
selected Oklahoma, LSU, Miami, Washington, and OSU for his five trips…claims
no leader at this time.
- Keston Cheathem (6-2, 185) - Excellent prospect who has
Oregon State in top three along with Michigan (DB) and Colorado (WR)…will
announce at California/Floria bowl on Jan 2nd where he will play college ball…has
the size to match up with the defensive backs in the Pac-10...teammates with
OSU defensive end recruit Eugene Germany.
- B.J. Dennard (6-1, 175) - Is being recruited harder than
his stars would suggest…Arizona, Arizona State, Colorado State, and
OSU are in the running...his parents would like him to go to ASU to be close
to home…teammate of highly touted OSU recruit Uriah Marshall…they
may go as a package deal.
- Marcel Love (6-1, 185) - Teammate of Kevin Swannigan,
very little info on Love and much like Swannigan he is flying under the radar
all season long.
Current Grade: B
Outlook: Tarver, Lewis, and Stroughter are a very good base for this position, but the addition of a Hawkins or Chetham will raise this class’s grade to an A. Look for other possible wide receivers in the athletes section.
- Andy Levitre (6-3, 310) - Lineman of the year for Santa
Cruz Costal League…a big lineman who got a lot smaller before the season
losing 30 pounds to increase his mobility…needs to continue to work
on his overall game, but could be a huge find for the OSU.
- Chris Miller (6-6, 340) - The All-Nor-Cal conference offensive
tackles is rumored to be committed to the Beavers, but we are still waiting
on confirmation from the hard to reach O-lineman…has the size to compete
for a starting job…95% chance he will be an OSU Beaver.
- Chilo Rachal (6-5, 310) - An USC commit who has started
taking more trips with the signing of two blue chip o-linemen to the Trojan
program (the #1 prep and the #1 JC lineman have both committed)…had
OSU in top three before committing early…high school teammates hard
hittin’ Harvey Whiten and Anthony Wheat-Brown…will be tempted
to commit to a school where he might start as a true freshman.
- Bradis McGriff (6-5, 300) - First it was California, now
Arizona State. Hopefully soon it will be the Beavers….dominant on both
sides of the ball, but could be a mammoth left tackle for OSU who could protect
our quarterback’s backsides until the NFL comes calling…strong
and agile…will be an impact player.
- Adam Speer (6-2, 265) - The # 65 offensive lineman in
the nation favors the Beavers…smaller lineman at 265, but runs a 4.9
and is strong with 24 reps at the Nike combine…likes to mix it up and
pancakes players left and right when he is not dominating on the defensive
side of the ball…90% chance he signs with Oregon State.
Brent Russum (6-4, 268) - Took early
trip to OSU and will have a very busy January visiting Arizona State, Cal,
Oregon, and Washington…does not have a leader yet…slim chance
he will wear orange and black.
- Pernell Booth (6-3, 280) - Best lineman in Montana...will
decide between Oregon and Oregon State...OSU will probably land him as Dwan Edwards, a sure fire first round draft pick from Montana, will be his host.
- Cornelius Thomas (6-6, 310) - Mammoth prospect who was
an all-league selection for City College of San Francisco…teammate of
current OSU signee Kevin Swanigan…the Beavs have a pipeline with CCSF
and are using it this year…will decide between OSU, BYU, and NC State.
Current Grade: C
Outlook: This is an area where OSU has struggled this year. They need to bolster their numbers for the future, as well as getting some immediate help. Look for Oregon to pull the rest of their offensive line offers when the reach give commits from good lineman. This could weigh in heavily on Russum’s and Booth’s decisions. Look for OSU to go hard after Rachal and McGriff, and keep your fingers crossed for one more JC pick up.
Current Commits: None
Sam Paulesco (6-5, 185) –All-American
punter who favors OSU over Texas A&M,
South Carolina, and Arizona
State...boomed one punt 80 yards...also kicks field goals… 80 % chance
he will end up at Oregon State…great kid with a bright future in football.
- Brooks Rossman (6-1, 160) - Tripping to leader South Carolina on Janurary 9th…may commit if trip goes well…has trip scheduled to OSU on January 16th if things don’t go as expected with Coach Holtz.
Current Grade: N/A
Outlook: Signing Paulesco will make this class an A right away, Rossman makes it a B, both make it an A+.