Local standout verbals to Oregon State

OREGON STATE picked up two more verbals this weekend, one of which was their first from the state of Oregon this recruiting class. Tigard's Mau Nomani pulled the trigger this weekend on his official visit to Oregon State, becoming the third offensive lineman in the 2006 class.

Nomani (6-5, 290) verbally committed to Oregon State this weekend while on a visit to Corvallis, according to his father Oseni Nomani.

"That's what he told me, he's going to Oregon State," said the elder Nomani.

Nomani, from Tigard, becomes the first in-state verbal in the 2006 Beaver class. Also verbally committing to the Beavs this weekend was Joe Halahuni, a 6-3, 230 pound athlete from Orting, Wash., who could play tight end, wide receiver or H-Back for Oregon State.

Nomani chose Oregon State over offers from Oregon, Nebraska and BYU, along with interest from Colorado, Cal and Washington.

Nomani, who is Mormon, told TotalBlueSports.com recently he plans on leaving on a mission when he turns 19 and Oregon State was fine with that.

His junior season, Nomani tallied 35 pancake blocks. On defense, he had eight tackles and two sacks. For his efforts he was named first team All-League.

The Tigard High big man joins Halahuni, DE Dorian Smith: DT Joel White-Frisbee, OL/DL Alex Linnenkohl, DT Mitchel Hunt, TE Howard Croom, WR Casey Kjos, LB Alfred Rowe and OL Ryan Pohl as the known verbal commitments in the 2006 class.

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