Riley offers Gio Bernard; Yvenson's brother

IF YOU'RE LOOKING for reasons why Oregon State has been ranked in the final Top 25 the past three seasons, the running game is a good place to start. The year before Yvenson Bernard burst into the 2005 limelight, OSU ranked dead last in Division I-A rushing, averaging 70.7 yards per game. Now, Riley has his targets set on another Bernard in the 2010 class -- Giovanni Bernard, Yvenson's brother.

And unlike Yvenson Bernard, who was a 2-star semi-unknown coming out of Boca Raton High in Florida, Gio Bernard will be a sought running back in the 2010 recruiting wars.

He reportedly already has offers from Oregon State, Miami, Auburn, Boston College, Maryland, West Virginia, Rutgers and Florida International.

"I don't have a bit of a clue about which one I'm favoring yet, although my brother went to Oregon State, so they might have a slight edge over the others I haven't checked out yet," Bernard told Sporting News Today.

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