As we come to the end of the 2015- 2016 recruiting cycle, the Beavers find themselves in rare territory for the men of Corvallis. With a basically full class, the Oregon State coaches are looking for places to upgrade talent over who they have committed, while also keeping poachers at bay from their class of future stars.
Ratings wise, this class will be as good or better than any since 2004, according to Rivals. Fit wise it is probably even better with a huge influx of defensive talent that is needed to do what new Defensive Coordinator Kevin Clune and head coach Gary Anderson want to do with their defense. The identity of a tough and attacking defense requires tons of depth in the secondary and great pressure by the defensive ends and linebackers. With the Utah blueprint as an example of where the Beavers want to go, bringing in 5 defensive backs, 6 defensive ends and 4 linebackers. With an additional defensive tackle, this class could be the most defensive focused class since the Pettibone era.
It will be interesting to see how it pans out, but if even half of them become contributors at a Pac-12 level, this class will be a memorable one!
QUICK HIT BULLETS:
- This afternoon our 2015 Position Review: Defensive Backs will be live
- Look for a basketball quick hit on Drew Eubanks this week.
- Wednesday will have my article on my experience watching the OSU Women beat the ducks in basketball at Matt Knight Arena
- Fonts are going to roll this week. It is all about the fonts!