'07 class - The future stars

These are the prospects that will redshirt, but be significant contributors their redshirt freshman year. On the other hand, several of these players may not redshirt and play a significant part on special teams or solidify the depth chart.

WR Darrell Catchings (6-1, 185 | case file) - An all-around athlete who returned picks, caught passes and even punted the ball a couple of times. Catchings is a great leaper who will line up at split end. If he can soak up all of Sammie Stroughter's knowledge he will hit the ground running as a redshirt freshman and have four years to make a run at the record books.

S Cameron Collins (6-2, 194 | case file) - Sat out the first four games as a senior with a broken hand, but still dominated racking up 70 tackles in six games. His high school coach Zach Cuda loves his ability to read and react to a play, others love his hitting ability - plus he is an excellent student.

DE Kevin Frahm (6-3, 250 | case file) - A home grown product who reminds his prep coach of Bill Swancutt. Frahm is gym rat who will excel as an upperclassman, if not sooner. Just like Collins, Frahm is an excellent student and a high character individual.

S Lance Mitchell (6-2, 186 | case file) - This heady players was regarded as one of the top safeties in the state of California after tallying over 200 tackles his junior and senior years. He uses his hands well and when he gets the defender in his sights, he rarely misses. Also played a little bit of quarterback.

RB Ahmed Mokhtar (5-11, 196 | case file) - Another bruising back whom the coaches hope to get on special teams. He is well built, hits the hole quickly and is deadly in open space. Developing his blocking and receiving skills will be key.

TE Colby Prince (6-5, 225 | case file) - A first team All-State selection at both tight end and defensive end Prince could be the steal of this class. Athletic, big and a great runner with excellent hands he will have a year to work on his blocking skills before making a run at the depth chart.

TE Joe Halahuni (6-3, 223 | case file) - A versatile player who originally signed with OSU in 2006, but failed to qualify. Halahuni was a first-team All-State all-purpose player as a senior at Orting High. Halahuni is a naturally strong player who could lineup at tight end or at defensive end.

LB Danzel Issac (6-3, 215 | case file) - An academic casualty of 2006, Riley and his staff stuck with Issac as he took 2006 off from playing football as he got his academics in order.  This former track star is a sensational athlete who could line up at linebacker, safety or defensive end.  He could play on special teams, it depends all depends on how fast he gets back into the football shape.

LB Walker Vave (6-2, 200) - Originally signed with OSU in 2004 before taking his two-year LDS mission. Vave was the Honolulu Advertiser's Defensive Player of the Year in 2003 after helping his team to the state title. He was also part of a defense that allowed just six points per game. Look for him to redshirt and possibly move to the defensive line.

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