With the graduation of All-Pac-10 member Adam Koets and the expected arrival of junior college transfers Jon Ioane and Michael Cole in the spring there was much talk about the battle for left tackle. Unfortunately, Ioane and Cole failed to earn enough credits to graduate and transfer to Oregon State in April.
July 30, 2007
IN LESS THAN THREE WEEKS, the Beavs will see Jon Ioane make his long awaited arrival on the Oregon State campus. The 6-5, 340 pound hoss who originally signed with OSU out of Tustin High and then last February out of Santa Ana JC, will join the competition for the starting left tackle spot, with Mike Riley saying the Beavs signed JC linemen "who we thought could impact the competition to start."
July 13, 2007
JON IOANE originally signed with Oregon State before a junior college detour. The second time around through the recruiting process this fall, the 6-5, 345-pound mammoth offensive tackle took his official visit to Corvallis in early October. But until Thursday, he had yet to make his final decision. No longer. Ioane has come full circle, giving OSU his verbal commitment on Thursday, he's a Beav.
December 7, 2006
WITH OREGON STATE one of two offers, junior college prospect Jon Ioane was in Corvallis recently, and again, on an official visit -- the hoss originally signed with Mike Riley and Oregon State before going the JC route. Now in his sophomore year at Santa Ana and now checking in at 6-5, 345 pounds, the offensive tackle and the Beavs are again talking about his joining the OSU football program.
October 19, 2006
FIJI NATIVE VAUGHN LESUMA is hard to miss, standing 6-foot-5 and weighing 340 pounds. The hoss out of Mt. San Jacinto College was at OSU this past weekend along with at least two other Beaver targets on official visits. Lesuma is a natural, having likely just scratched the surface -- he had never played the game until two years ago, first getting into a three point stance in junior college.
October 11, 2006