Recruiting season is in full swing as many college football recruits are committing this summer. Gary Andersen and his staff have been very active on the recruiting trails and have gone after some of the top talents in the country. The hard work has been paying off as they have already secured 13 commitments for the class of 2017. They also find themselves locked into recruiting battles with many high-quality schools and other Pac-12 programs. Here's a closer look at some more recruits that have Oregon State on their short list of schools.
1. Jalen Harris - Oregon State in his Top 6
Jalen Harris is a 6-foot-4, 200-pound wide receiver/defensive end from Mesa, Arizona. His coach says that he is "crazy athletic" and his father Sean Harris played in the NFL. Jalen also has a younger brother, Jason, who is a 6-foot-6, 8th grader and is already considered one of the top basketball/football players in the country for his age.
As of today these are my top 6 schools #BearDown #WTD #ForksUp #BuildTheDam #TheRise #Wazzu pic.twitter.com/3kRYEwOZeP— Jalen Harris (@JHarr8245) July 15, 2016
Jalen Harris has great versatility and is projected to be a defensive end at the next level, but has the athleticism to play linebacker, wide receiver, or even tight end. Unfortunately, Harris' already has strong ties to fellow Pac-12 school Arizona. His dad played football for the wildcats and his mom also played basketball there. Arizona was also the first school to offer Jalen a scholarship, but his parents are not pressuring him to attend their alma mater and Oregon State still has a good shot to earn his services.
Check out his junior season's highlight video:
2. Victor Jones - Oregon State in his Top 6
Victor Jones is a 6-foot-4, 230-pound defensive end from Sacramento, California. He's ranked as a three-star recruit by many of the top recruiting sites and has recently narrowed his schools to six with Oregon State making the cut.
First I want to thank God for blessing me with a Choice MY TOP SCHOOLS ‼️‼️ #Blessed #D1Bound #GodisGood pic.twitter.com/sIibY42kvc— Victor Jones (@hunnidthousand) July 16, 2016
Oregon State had a satellite camp at Jones' school in California and Jones immediately bonded with the coaching staff. He is planning to visit Corvallis on an official visit this fall and will look to commit sometime during the season.
Victor Jones is a great athlete and appeared unblockable at times during his junior year. Gary Andersen seems very committed to winning the battle of the trenches and is recruiting excellent offensive and defensive lineman. Landing Jones and many of the other top recruits that Oregon State are fighting for would go a long way in boosting the Beavers line for years to come.
Here's his highlight video from his junior season:
More recruiting updates:
- Jaxson Kirkland, the talented offensive lineman from Jesuit high school, narrowed his list of schools to four. Oregon State, Washington State, Cal & UCLA. His commitment date is scheduled for August 14th.
- Charles Moku Watson of Hawaii, will make his decision tomorrow (July 18th) on his local news stations. He currently has Oregon State in his top 6.
- Keisean Nixon, the talented junior college defensive back, narrowed his list of schools from six to four and dropped Oregon State from that list.