Oregon State has received a verbal commitment from running back Malcolm Marable, according to Rivals.com, increasing to six the number of players verbally committed to the Beavers' 2010 recruiting class.
(Yes, the name apparently is Marable, though the press release had it spelled Marble, which initially was copied and pasted straight into this story.)
Marable, a three time All-Mission League selection out of Bishop Alemany High in Mission Hills, Calif., was the league's MVP last year, when the Indians won the Mission League, and posted an 11-2 record, losing in the third round of the Western Division, Southern Section playoffs.
Marable, who is listed at 5'8", 170 pounds, carried for 1,655 yards and 23 touchdowns.
Marable, who runs a 4.4 40-yard dash, is not ranked by Rivals, but is listed as a one star recruit, by Scout.com.
Coach Mike Riley has previously indicated the class will be a small one, limited to around eight by the number of scholarships that are anticipated to be available, based on the number of returning players.