'Zona d-end has OSU offer, visit scheduled

SCOTTSDALE COMMUNITY COLLEGE has decidedly been on the Oregon State radar this recruiting cycle, with three Fighting Artichokes having received Beaver offers. Scottsdale defensive end Byron Honore is one who holds a scholarship offer from Oregon State, one of six he holds in his pocket. The 6-foot-3, 244 pound sackmaster also has a Corvallis visit on his dance card.

In addition to Oregon State, Honore holds offers from South Florida, New Mexico, UNLV, Boise State and Marshall. USC, Nevada and others are also lurking, with Pete Carroll visiting the Scottsdale campus last Monday.

Honore has been on trips to Boise State, South Florida and UNLV, with his Oregon State visit scheduled for Jan. 13. What makes him a highly sought defensive end is he goes full tilt all afternoon long.

"He has motor that doesn't quit," said Scottsdale assistant coach Mark Mejia. "He will just continually bring it off the edge. Non-stop."

Honore was second on the team in sacks this season, racking up nine from his defensive end spot.

HONORE PREPPED AT St. Augustine in New Orleans. It's been a difficult season off the field, with Hurricane Katrina hitting the Honore family back in Louisiana hard. Apart from the damage, Honore lost a cousin to the storm.

Honore is on pace to graduate in the spring, with three to play two at the next level.

Two other Scottsdale CC standouts hold Beaver offers -- running back Clinton Polk and defensive tackle Gerard Lee. Polk verballed to the Beavers recently but is now reconsidering that commitment with New Mexico now strongly in the running.

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