Beavs keeping in close touch with OL

MUCH OF THE RECRUITING BUZZ this time of year centers around the prep prospects, but there's a junior college offensive tackle out in California who has been piling up the offers of late. The 6-4, 335-pound hoss, who already had a scholie offer from Oregon State, now holds a half dozen full rides, and says the Beaver coaching staff are staying in close contact.

The recruiting stock of Cedric Mack, one of the OSU o-line targets this class, is most assuredly on the rise.

The offensive line prospect out of El Camino has picked up two new offers in the past week, bringing his total to six. Oregon State, who offered earlier, has been strongly recruiting him, said Mack.

"Me and the coaches from Oregon State, we text every week," said Mack.

The Beavs are using a two pronged recruiting approach with coaches Mike Cavanaugh and Nigel Burton running the point.

"Coach Cavanaugh and coach Burton from Oregon State, they're real cool guys -- they make me feel at home even though I haven't taken a trip there yet," said Mack.

Mack just received offers from Ole Miss and Kentucky this past week. Arizona has offered, as has South Florida and Florida International.

Coaches from Arizona were recently down at El Camino, said Mack.

Mack was a first team all-conference selection in 2006 his freshman year, and is also seeing interest from LSU, Miami, Oklahoma State and Oregon.

Originally from Florida, Mack says the West Coast has grown on him, and says the prospects of going back home to play his D-IA ball won't be a factor in his decision.

At Miami-Palmetto High, where he was an all-Miami Dade selection, Mack also saw recruiting interest from Miami, Florida and Florida State among others before taking the junior college route. He doesn't anticipate taking unofficial trips anytime soon this time around.

"Right now, I'm in school, and then summer school. Then when the season starts, we're going all the way," said Mack.

Never having redshirted, he has three to play two at the next level.

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