'08 class - The sleepers

These are the prospects that went under the radar. A couple of years in the system and some of these athletes could be big contributers. Mike Riley and his staff are great at picking out these type of athletes.

DL Jesse Fifita (6-3, 260) - Hurt for much of his senior year Fifita is a hard working defensive end who excels at pass rushing. Fifita has good size at 260 pounds and could slide over to defensive tackle. Another high character, hard working individual who takes his academics seriously. A grayshirt from 2007.

S Kameron Krebs (6-2, 210) - A hard hitting, aggressive player in the Al Afalava mold who was under recruited after getting injured before his senior season and playing in just two games. Will arrive in the summer and get a jump on classes.

S Josh LaGrone (6-1, 170) - Named the High Desert League's Defensive Player of the year along with making the 4A All-State team as a defensive back LaGrone also excelled at receiving the pigskin where he earned all-league honors. He could play either side of the ball, but will lineup at safety or cornerback where the coaches like his physical play. Could be a future special team's standout. A grayshirt from 2007.

WR Geno Munoz (6-0, 180) - An all-around fantastic athlete with a quick step and great hands. Munoz made defensive back after defensive back look silly at several Scout combines in 2007 but injuries slowed him down his senior year.

WR/RB Keynan Parker (6-0, 183) - Speed, speed and more speed this electric athlete is one of the fastest prep players in British Columbia as he placed first in the 100 and 200 meters at two different track meets. Parker's speed makes him a candidate for early playing time most likely returning kicks.

OG Colin Lyons-Pena (6-4, 307) -An aggressive, athletic and strong lineman who fits perfectly into Cavanaugh's system. Lyons-Pena earned second team all-state honors as a senior and ESPN.com analysts love his upside saying he is one of the better recruits Oregon State signed.

DL/OL Anthony Siilata (6-2, 320) - One of the largest recruits of the 2007 class as Siilata tips the scales at over 300 pounds. Athletic enough to play tight end but earned first team All-State honors as a nose tackle. Mike Cavanaugh likes him on offense while Joe Seumalo likes him on defense but first he must pass the SAT which he has failed to gain a qualifying score on twice already.

ATH Jovan Stevenson (5-11, 190) - One of the most underrated recruits in Arizona Stevenson racked up over 1,400 years and 13 touchdowns in each of his junior and senior years. A first-team all-state player as a junior and a first team all-league back as both a junior and senior. Will grayshirt and enroll in January of 2009.

LB Anthony Watkins (6-2, 200) - A multi-dimensional player who was overlooked due to being on bad teams his upperclassman years; Watkins played quarterback and defensive back earning all league honors at each position. He is a physical player with a nose for the ball who will line up at outside linebacker. A grayshirt from 2007.

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