Beavers go Hollywood with latest signee

JUST BECAUSE Letter of Intent Day was last week, that doesn't mean Oregon State is done putting the finishing touches on the 2007 class. The Beavers recently signed 6-foot-3, 235-pound Taylor Henry out of North Hollywood, Calif., a prep defensive lineman with a lightning quick first step according to his coach.

Henry, a 6-3, 235-pounder, was a sackmaster during his past two seasons at Campbell Hall High.

"He gets to the quarterback," said Campbell Hall coach Russ Gordon. "His first step is amazingly fast."

Henry racked up 13 sacks his senior season on his way to All-CIF Southern Section honors, to go along with a ridiculous 22 sacks his junior season. The Beavs' win over USC this year had an impact on Henry's decision, said Gordon.

"The University of Washington was looking at him, UNLV, Boise State, those are some of the schools that were looking, but I'm not exactly sure on who his other two offers were from -- he had two other offers but Oregon State was his choice, them beating USC was a big thing for him," said Gordon.

Henry also has the frame to potentially bulk up and move inside for the Beavs, says Gordon.

"He's a hard working young man. The scholarship is well deserved, and I think he's going to help Oregon State football," he said.

It's been a busy recruiting season, with Henry becoming the 34th player to sign a Letter of Intent to the Beavers.

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