2010 CLASS: The sleepers

MAKE NO MISTAKE, we love the sleepers. A whole lot of Oregon State's very best have come from this category over the years. In the '10 class, after some seasoning in the OSU system, a number of could well become huge contributors for the Beavs, with Mike Riley and staff having proven to be particularly adept at identifying and signing these types of gems. The final entry of a three-part series..

DIG DEEPER: For in-depth information about each recruit, visit the 2010 Pledge Board.

 


Wracking up All-Mountain West League honors on both sides of the ball during his upperclassman years Bibbee is the kind of recruit that could become a star in Oregon State's system a few years down the road.

Under recruited, tough and plays with a chip on his shoulder no one will ever question Bibbee's work ethic.

 


Despite being named a first team All-State defensive lineman along with the Narrows League Defensive MVP in 2009 Crichton was receiving interest from just a handful of schools until late January when Oregon State and Oregon offered scholarships within hours of each other.

The rangy Crichton harnessed 78 solo tackles and could see early playing time.

 


The tallest member of the 2010 recruiting class the 6-foot-7 first team All-Wesco tight end has soft hands and is surprisingly agile for his large frame. He will grayshirt and enroll in Jan. of 2010.

 


Short on size, but not on quickness or determination Marable could the be next undersized phenom to strap on the Orange and Black.

The Mission Valley League Player of the Year rushed for just under 1,300 yards as a senior while making it into the endzone 25 times.

 


The California state high school record holder for extra points (217) and total points (280) earned first team All- Big VII honors three years in a row while landing on all-state teams two years.

The long time friend of Alexis Serna is set to enroll in Jan. of 2011.

 


During his time at Lake Oswego Storey, who will grayshirt and enroll in Jan. of 2011, did a little bit of everything for the Lakers as he lined up at quarterback, receiver, safety, running back, linebacker and also handled punting duties.

At Oregon State he may catch the pigskin at slotback or pursue ball carriers at linebacker.

 

DT Mana Tuivailala


Another impressive physical athlete Tuivailala started playing football just three years and has excelled both on the defensive and offensive lines.

In Corvallis he is slated to lineup at defensive tackle, but won't enroll until Jan. of 2011.

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