WHEN THE PHONE rang this past Monday, defensive tackle Joel White-Frisbee didn't realize it was a call that would determine where he would spend the next four to five years of his life. On the other end of the line was Oregon State and by the time White-Frisbee hung up the phone, he was a Beaver. talks to the newest member of the Oregon State family.

Oregon State coach Bruce Read called the White-Frisbee household this past Monday, and then head man Mike Riley got on the line and offer a scholarship to the massive lineman. White-Frisbee accepted immediately, becoming the second member of the OSU 2006 class from the state of Washington, and seventh known overall.

"I liked the atmosphere," said White-Frisbee. "I liked the coaches. It felt like the right thing to do...I'm excited to be a Beaver."

White-Frisbee (6-6, 306) is a testament to the power of moving pictures. Oregon State, after viewing his tape, extended the scholarship offer. He visited the OSU campus unofficially back in August and came away beaming at the school, stadium, facilities, coaches -- everything about the program. The Seattle native will play defensive tackle for the Beavs.

He chose OSU over interest from Boise State, Cal, Oregon, Washington and Washington State. White-Frisbee said the decision was final.

"I've decided, and it's Oregon State," he said.

The book on White-Frisbee is that he's powerful and he has some quicks. His 3-rep strength numbers are as follows Power Clean: 255 pounds; Squat: 405; Bench: 295.

He can clog the middle but also has the speed and agility to chase down the ballcarrier out on the edge. White-Frisbee also has good hands and feet, and has a knack for quick recognition of a play's flow. He said his senior season is going well at Ingraham High, but he wasn't satisfied.

"I think I'm doing pretty good, but you can always get better," said White-Frisbee.

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