WITH THREE PAC-10 OFFERS, the top rated offensive lineman prospect in the state of Washington had planned to take his official visits after his senior season, and to really get into the decision making process on his verbal commitment later on down the road. As it turned out, however, he didn't feel the need to wait any longer, and gave his oral pledge to Mike Riley and the Beavers today.
"I committed to Oregon State
today," said Grant Enger
, a 6-6, 250-pound offensive tackle prospect out of Seattle, O'Dea High, on Sunday afternoon.
"It just felt like it was the right place for me and the best option...I called Mike Riley (to commit), they were pretty excited...and I talked to the other coaches too."
Enger, rated the No. 49 o-tackle recruit in the country by Scout.com, held offers from Stanford, Washington and Boise State was lurking.
Enger will be down in Corvallis in two weeks for what could be the game of the year.
"I talk to (the coachers) once a week and I'm going down for the Civil War on an unofficial visit," said Enger.
Enger said he's been keeping a close eye on the Beavs this season as Oregon State leads the race for the Pac-10 crown with two games remaining.
"It's awesome. Hopefully they can win the rest now," he said."
Enger is also a standout in the classroom, and easily achieved a qualifying score on the SAT.
What They're Saying About the Beavs' Latest Verbal Commitment:
"Enger is quick off the ball and is very good at pulling," says Brandon Huffman, West Recruiting Manager for Scout.com "He has good footwork and does a great job of driving his defender back. He excels in run blocking but is also solid in pass blocking."
"He's probably my highest-riser in the Northwest in terms of linemen because of his versatility and the fact that, because of his size and frame to grow, OSU can mold him into any kind of player they want to," says Chris Fetters, NW Recruiting Analyst for Scout.com.
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