Beavers hope to have found more hidden gems

Beavers hope to have found more hidden gems

Beavers hope to have found more hidden gems


by Associated Press

Posted on February 1, 2012 at 5:05 PM

Updated Wednesday, Oct 30 at 2:30 PM

CORVALLIS, Ore. -- Oregon State's recent recruiting success has come from the ability of coach Mike Riley and his staff to find players that other schools overlook, like the Rodgers brothers.

Years ago, James Rodgers found his way from Texas to Corvallis, and the next year little brother Jacquizz followed.

In 2010, defensive end Scott Crichton didn't get a lot of recruiting buzz until the Beavers showed interest in him. Last season as a redshirt freshman, he started all 12 games for the Beavers and set a school record with six forced fumbles. He finished second in the Pac-12 with 14.5 tackles for loss.

So where are the gems in the 2012 recruiting class? Only time will tell. Oregon State signed 24 players as of Wednesday afternoon, including 12 on offense, 10 on defense, a kicker and an all-around athlete.

Here's the list of signees:

Gavin Andrews, ol, 6-5, 280, Granite Bay (Calif.) HS

Grant Bays, ol, 6-3, 290, Oceanside (Calif.) HS

Chris Brown, rb, 5-11, 200, San Joaquin Memorial HS, Fresno, Calif.

Cade Cowdin, lb, 6-2, 230, College of the Desert CC, St. George, Utah

Chase Eldredge, ol, 6-4, 260 Palos Verdes HS, Palos Verdes Estates, Calif.

Malik Gilmore, wr, 6-3, 195, Lakewood (Calif.) HS

Stan Hasiak, ol, 6-4, 295, San Antonio CC, Kapolei, Hawaii

Tyler Hasty, db, 6-0, 180, Bellevue (Wash.) HS

Kendall Hill, db, 6-3, 175, La Marque (Texas) HS

Dyllon Mafi, lb, 6-3, 215, Laney CC, Oakland, Calif.

Rommel Mageo, de, 6-2, 220, Pago Pago, American Samoa

Chris Miller, db, 6-1, 195, Diamond Ranch HS, Pomona, Calif.

Josh Mitchell, ol, 6-3, 273, Mount Si HS, Snoqualmie, Wash.

Cyril Noland, db, 6-0, 193, Ruston (La.) HS

Garrett Owens, pk, 5-8, 160 Arroyo Grande (Calif.) HS

Zack Robinson, wr, 6-2, 195, Tahlequah (Okla.) HS

Caleb Saulo, lb, 6-2, 218, Kentlake HS, Kent, Wash.

Isaac Seumalo, ol, 6-3, 280, Corvallis (Ore.) HS

Joel Skotte, lb, 6-2, 225, Mountain View HS, Bend, Ore.

Caleb Smith, te, 6-7, 240, Kentridge HS, Renton, Wash.

Dustin Stanton, te, 6-6, 210, Lakewood HS, Marysville, Wash.

Noke Tago, dl, 6-3, 290, Pago Pago, American Samoa

Brent VanderVeen, qb, 6-5, 203, Arroyo Grande (Calif.) HS

Garrett Weinreich, ol, 6-6, 290, Arroyo Grande (Calif.) HS