2017 Oregon State Beavers Recruiting & National Signing Day Class Breakdown
The 2017 Oregon State Beavers Recruiting Class. The basic overview of the class, the best area of strength, what you need to know if you don’t care about recruiting, the star, and the depth chart hole going into the season.
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Class to be updated and adjusted on Signing Day, Wednesday, February 1
Oregon State Beavers Recruiting Class Overview
This might be the best class yet under Gary Andersen – he’s been working for this class. Last year’s haul was good and deep, but this year’s haul has a slew of good-looking JUCO transfers who can step in and produce right away, a loaded group of receivers, and a whole slew of big, physical defensive backs to handle life in the Pac-12. DT Craig Evans steps in right away from Arizona Western and should push for a spot, while former Idaho Vandal Jake Luton might be an interesting quarterback option to look at.
The Oregon State Beavers Class Is Heavy On …
Wide receiver. The Beavers are loaded up with options for the receiving corps and defensive backfield, signing a slew of talented prospects for the secondary – but could also be moved to the offensive side – and several talented receivers who might turn into defensive backs. Isaiah Hodgins is the star of the receiver show, but it’s a versatile, deep group with a few very big guys, a few very fast guys, and lots of prospects to play around with.
The Star of the Oregon State Beavers Class Is …
WR Isaiah Hodgins, 6-3, 190, Walnut Creek, CA – Again, in a good class of receivers, Hodgins is the one who stands out with No. 1 target upside. While he wasn’t hit on by all the big boys, Michigan, Nebraska and Oregon also wanted the guy with the next-level size and toughness to be a matchup nightmare. He’s not going to run away from any of the speed corners, but he’ll beat them up.
The Oregon State Beavers Biggest 2017 Depth Chart Hole Is …
The offensive line. The rest of the 2017 Beavers should be sound with veterans, but the O line needs a whole lot of reworking around sophomore Gus Lavaka and Blake Brandel. Center Gavin Andrews was solid, right guard Dustin Stanton was a good one, and Sean Harlow was a key blocker at left tackle. There will be some shuffling.