Recruiting class just outside of top 25

The new crop of Oregon State football talent is just hours away from sending in their paperwork, making them officially part of Beaver Nation. OSUBeavers.com will be announcing the signings live on their website while BeaverFootball.com will keep a close watch giving you analysis on each recruit and what skill set they bring to the Beaver football program.

At 2 p.m. catch Mike Riley at OregonLive.com or on 1240 AM in the mid-Willamette Valley as he discusses his 2006 recruiting class.

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  • Recent commitments from Gerard Lee, Dwight Roberson and Gabe Miller have pushed Oregon State's current recruiting ranking to within shouting distance of the top 25.

    As of Monday night, the Beavers were ranked as having the No. 39 recruiting class in the country. In the last two years the Beavers have finished just outside of the top 50 twice at No. 51 in 2005 and No. 56 in 2003, a class recruited by Dennis Erickson and patched together by Riley. A No. 34 ranking in 2004 is OSU's best ranking since Riley started his second stint in Corvallis.

    One of the top linebacking classes in the nation at No. 14 solidifies Oregon State's claim to the West Coast version of Linebacker U.

    The perfunctory discussion about the star system has been exasperated and for those that don't put too much stock in the rankings, the findings of a four year analysis by The Birmingham News that was published on Sunday morning suggests that there is a connection with the recruiting rankings and the Associated Press Top 25.

    And for those with a premium subscription check out the thread by OrangeAttack on the scholarship breakdown. Have fun and Go Beavs!


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