Eugene 'backer earns OSU offer

ADD ANOTHER name to the top prospects in the state of Oregon for the class of 2009. He didn't generate quite the early buzz as did the Charles Siddoways and John Brauns of the world, but the 6-3, 215-pounder has quietly landed a pair of Pac-10 offers, from Oregon State and UO, and based on the three reels of highlight video contained herein, he runs like a deer.

Boseko Lokombo out of Eugene presents a myriad of possibilities on the football field. That's what speed will do for you.

Although he carries 215 pounds on his 6-foot-3 frame, his 40 time is impressive, and also indicative of why Oregon State and UO have already offered him a full ride.

"My personal best is 4.42 (hand timed)," said Lokombo. "They (schools have) told me I'm a really good hitter and extremely aggressive, and that I read the ball really well."

Lokombo has unofficially visited both schools and was in Corvallis recently for an unofficial visit and to take in the black and orange experience.

"Their stadium is really nice and their coaching staff really impressed me a lot," said Lokombo. "They have a really good program."

Lokombo was born in the Congo, moved to Canada, and then came to the U.S. prior to his junior year.

"They're Canadian friendly," said Lokombo of the Beavers. "They have a lot of coaches that have connections with Canada."

THE SOUTH EUGENE HIGH standout does live however in the Ducks' backyard, and Oregon and Mike Bellotti has made a strong impression, Lokombo said.

"They (OSU) have a really good weight room and they have pretty good faculties, although not like Oregon...and coach Bellotti was straight up with me, told me exactly what he was looking for, he was honest and I like coaches that are honest," said Lokombo.

LOKOMBO IS ALSO drawing early interest from Stanford, Washington and Boise State. He said academics and the coaching staff will be key to his decision.

"Washington, actually, I think is looking at me to play wide receiver," said Lokombo.

The plan going forward would be to make a verbal commitment either during or after his senior season.

Still relatively new to the American game, he said there is room for improvement his senior campaign.

"I know I have stuff to work on this year, and both on offense and on defense," said Lokombo.

There are appx. seven minutes of highlight video below available to subscribers.

Boseko Lokombo profile and video

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