WR tripping to Oregon State

ONE NATIVE SON will be returning to Oregon next year as Foothill College DE Keith Robertson is among the Beavs verbal commitments. Foothill teammate and d-lineman Alex Fa'agai has also given his verbal pledge to OSU. And yet another Foothill standout, receiver Brandon Anderson, holds an Oregon State offer. The thought of playing D-I ball with his JC teammates and hooking up with a quarterback he ran in the same prep circles with, Beaver signal caller Ryan Gunderson, is one he finds intriguing.

Over the last month or so, Anderson has heard from Oregon State (offer), Oregon, Nebraska, Purdue, Arizona State and UAB (offer). OSU is recruiting the hardest, with Nebraska and UAB not far behind.

The 6-4, 205-pound receiver will trip to Corvallis the weekend of December 2. On his official visit, he'll be looking to get a feel for the the coaches, tradition of the football program and what direction the team is heading.

"I like Oregon State," said Anderson. "They have a quarterback, Ryan Gunderson, his head coach was my coach my senior year. I got a chance to work out with him and went to a couple camps, so I'm pretty familiar with him."

Anderson prepped at Lakeridge High in Lake Oswego. Oregon and Boise State were among those who recruited him before he went the junior college route.

He will have three years to play two at the next level, having started at Foothill as a true freshman. He is on pace to graduate in the spring.

THERE'S MUCH TO like about Anderson in addition to his skills since he hasn't yet scratched the surface on his potential -- he only started playing football his junior year in high school. Before that, he concentrated primarily on basketball, where he ran the point at Lakeridge.

Anderson said Foothill runs a relatively conservative offense for the most part but on occasion, they'll let one go deep down the sidelines and he gets the chance to use his speed.

The Owls finished the 2005 season upsetting undefeated San Francisco City College and then capped the year with a win over Feather River in the Silicon Valley Bowl.

"I love competition," said Anderson. "I love the game and I love to compete."

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