Beavs in on 4-star 'backer

NEWS ON THE recruiting of Boseko Lokombo has been in short supply since he returned home to Canada earlier this summer after spending a season in the States. But he's still very much on the black and orange radar. Here's the latest from the No. 8 ranked middle linebacker prospect in the nation.

Boseko Lokombo (6-3, 215) says Oregon State, Cal, Oregon, Washington State and Washington are the schools he's been hearing most from, in no particular order, over the past month or so.

"Those are the main schools I've had contact with," said Lokombo. "Me and my family are trying to narrow things down."

Lokombo said Oregon State was up in Abbotsford, just north of the state of Washington border, recently.

"I'm talking with coach Jay Locey there," said Lokombo. "He came up to watch one of my games and they're still (recruiting hard)

"Their season is going pretty well too, like Oregon. They played USC and they beat them, too. That was a really good game."

The book on Lokombo is an athletic combination of size and speed -- he carries 215 pounds on his 6-foot-3 frame and ran a hand-timed 4.42 in the 40 this spring.

Contact with Oregon has been "very" frequent, said Lokombo, and the Ducks were up to watch a practice in the last few weeks. Washington State was also up in Canada to take in a recent practice.

"Washington State, I've been talking to their defensive coach on the phone. They're not having the greatest year, but it's close to home. They've just got to get on the winning side and get their players healthy," said Lokombo.

LOKOMBO HAS AN official visit to Cal tentatively scheduled for Nov. 22.

He plans on finalizing his other four official trips sometime after his season ends at W J Mouat Secondary.

STARRING ON both offense and defense, Lokombo has been a wrecking ball for once-beaten Mouat this season.

He'll play defense at the next level but coming into his final regular season game as a senior, he had rushed for 927 yards and 14 touchdowns on 52 carries over eight games. That is a ridiculous 17.8 yards per touch.

Born in the Congo, Lokombo moved to Canada, came to Eugene prior to his junior year before returning to Canada this summer.

Boseko Lokombo profile

BeaverBlitz Top Stories