Holdover heading in another direction

COUGAR FANS WERE hoping to see Quayshawne Buckley start his college classes today at Washington State but he's continuing to work on finishing up academic requirements. And when he does finish everything up, he said he no longer plans to head to Washington State but to enroll at a different Pac-10 school.

DT Quayshawne Buckley (6-4, 290) out of Ontario, Calif. said he plans on getting his academic concerns taken care of in the next month or so. He would then arrive in Corvallis before classes begin the next quarter on March 29.

"I'm going to Oregon State, I'm going to be there in March," said Buckley.

BUCKLEY SAID Washington State appears to have gone in a different direction in recent months. The Beavers' d-line coach, Joe Seumalo, has been his main point of contact with Oregon State.

"Oregon State is showing me love and Washington State it's like they've kinda been falling off of me... I feel like Oregon State is my new home now," said Buckley.

OSU offered Buckley back when he was coming out of Colony High but he originally signed with Washington State as part of their 2009 class. He sat out this past year to hit the books.

"Oregon State is showing they want me, care about me and they see how I'm doing. They're on me about the classes I need to be able to get into school," said Buckley.

Buckley was named first team CIF defensive line his senior season. The book on Buckley is a great motor, great instincts and hands the size of Jeeps.

Buckley will see a familiar face once he gets to Corvallis.

"Joshua Andrews, he's like my brother, he's told me it's great up there and they treat him right. That's another reason for me to go up there. We played together (at Colony) and I've known him since middle school."

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