VERBAL: Beavs land California hoss

OREGON STATE picked up a verbal commitment from a 6-foot-4, 295-pound hoss out of Fair Oaks, Calif., over the weekend. The player -- Del Campo High's Colin Lyons-Pena -- is the complete package according to his prep coach, a "very, very athletic" offensive lineman with strength.

"He verballed over the weekend," Del Campo coach Mike Dimino told "He's a very, very good athlete playing the line position."

What sets Lyons-Pena apart on the football field, according to Dimino, is a varied skills set. He doesn't test too badly either.

"He's got a 28.5 vertical leap at not just one but several combines. He bench pressed 185 (pounds) back in January 29 times -- and he can do it well more than that now."

So with Oregon State, was it Lyons-Pena's strength ot agility that really caught the Beavs' eye? Both, said Dimino.

"He's the total package," said Dimino.

Colin Lyons-Pena profile

Another potential Pac-10 prospect hails from Del Campo, said Dimino, in RB Anthony Gobern, who has offers from Air Force, UNLV, UNR, Utah State and Portland State. Oregon State has been showing some interest, as have others.

"Everybody in the Pac-10 is looking at him," said Dimino.

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