1. Huge final weekend for Oregon State football recruiting, literally! With two giant defensive linemen (Nifae Lealao, a defensive end prospect who recently de-committed from Stanford and Kammy Delp, a defensive tackle who recently de-committed from ASU) coming in for the Beaver coaches to give their final pitch, as well as committed local hero Ryan Nall (potential TE/H-Back from Portland).
If OSU can get through the weekend with one commitment from Lealao or Delp, that leaves them with two final spots for junior college corner Demarlon Morris and Big Country (Kaleb McGary) their cornerstone Offensive Tackle prospect.
If Oregon State can do this, or pull two this weekend, and either McGary or Morris, this class will be on par with the last two strong classes OSU has put together.
2. With the departure of Danny Langsdorf, it’s nice to see Ryan Gunderson on the road. I am a big “Recruiting is the life blood of the program” and to get a guy like Ryan out there just improved OSU’s recruiting. He is a motivated, young, and exciting personality that will relate well with kids. He also knows firsthand what Riley expects and what he teaches his QB’s. Ryan is a quality communicator and will benefit OSU in many ways if he can find his way on the staff.
3. Currently, according to Rivals, Oregon State has the seventh-ranked class in the Pac 12. They are 300 points behind USC and about 40 points ahead of WSU. It will be a wild finish, but if Oregon State can pull out a few coups the last few days, and keep who they have, it could be a great recruiting class.
Don’t blink because recruiting can go from amazing, to miserable, back to amazing in the blink of an eye!