The OSU '09 class: The potential future stars

THE SECOND IN a four-part series: BF.C looks at some of yesterday's signees who are the prime candidates to become significant contributors as soon as their second season in the program. We're expecting the Beavs to redshirt all or most -- it's how you build a program for the long haul -- but some could also play a significant role on special teams or solidify the depth chart early.

LB Michael Doctor (6-0, 195) - Racked up over 300 tackles in his high school career while being named Player of the Year by Tulsa World in 2008.

Doctor is already pretty well put together -- big, strong and loves to get physical.

OL Grant Enger (6-6, 250) - The All-Metro League Mountain Division Lineman of the Year in 2008 runs well and has nasty streak.

The 3A All-State pick will come to Oregon State as an offensive tackle.

CB Sean Martin (6-1, 170) - Adept at locating the ball in the air and making a play on the pigskin -- but he also loves to bring the pain.

Martin has room to add strength across his frame without sacrificing speed and quickness and could be one of those guys really benefit from a year in Oregon State's strength and conditioning program.

LB Rueben Robinson (6-2, 215) - This hard hitting linebacker made the varsity squad as a sophomore. Moving from safety up to linebacker his senior campaign, he was a defensive force sideline to sideline with 122 tackles last season.

Robinson also helped his senior team to the state championship title while earning All-State and All-Region honors.

DE Mana Rosa (6-3, 245) - A potent blend of speed and power from the Islands, this first team All-State selection could get into the lineup early at defensive end with the Beavers losing starting bookends Victor Butler and Slade Norris to graduation.

Rosa continues the long tradition of Hawaiian defenders who like to belly down in the trenches and tackle with their face.

QB Cody Vaz (6-1, 200) - Considered one of the most underrated quarterbacks on the West Coast, Vaz showed maturity and pocket presence beyond his years in the state championship bowl game this year.

Vaz threw for over 7,000 yards and 60 touchdowns while completing over 65-percent of his passes in his junior and senior seasons -- and it was the way he did it that should have Beaver Nation licking their chops for the years to come.

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