Beavs pick up JUCO hoss

OREGON STATE has shored up it's offensive line corps with a verbal commitment from Una Smiley, a 6-6, 280-pound offensive tackle at Palomar College, according to a report in the Portland Tribune. Smiley, who officially visited Oregon State back in October, has manned the starting left tackle spot for the Comets the last two seasons.

The Beavs may have scored with Smiley according to's Randy Taylor, who calls him one of the best offensive line prospects in the California junior college system.

"A great looking player, he's what an OL should look like, long arms, very good technique, uses hands well, moves his feet, bends his knees, good quickness," says Taylor. "One of the best offensive linemen in California JC Football talent wise, needs to be more consistent. If he is, he'll be on the top of everybody's list."

As a sophomore this season, Smiley started his second straight year at the left tackle spot for Palomar, earning first team All-Mission conference honors.

Smiley did his prep turn at Moanalua High, picking up a first team all-state selection for his efforts.

Smiley will have three to play two at Oregon State.

Una Smiley profile

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