Beavs land Hawaii running back

THE HAWAII-CORVALLIS PIPELINE has grown by one. Micah Strickland of Kaaawa has signed a financial aid agreement and is enrolled at Oregon State, coach Mike Riley announced Thursday on the school's official site. The 6-0, 205 pound running back averaged a ridiculous 17.4 yards per carry as a senior at Kahuku High. The Beavs now boast 10 players from The Islands on their preseason roster.

Strickland, who has with 4.45 speed, originally signed with San Diego State over Washington Brigham Young, Utah and others in 2005 but never enrolled. He comes to Oregon State as a true-freshman with four years of playing eligibility.

As a senior, Strickland broke the 300-yard mark in one game, rushing for over 800 yards and 10 touchdowns on the year despite sitting out considerable time due to blowout victories. He earned honorable mention all-state honors for his efforts.

The previous season, he was all-ILH as a junior with 979 yards and 12 touchdowns at Punahou High before transferring to Kahuku.

Strickland joins six other Kahuku graduates on the OSU roster -- free safety Al Afalava, quarterback Kaulin Krebs, guard Jeremy Perry, safety Suaesi Tuimaunei, tight end Devin Unga and his brother defensive end Kevin Unga.

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