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Recruiting Roundup: Beavers Get Two 3-Star DB’s, Extend More Offers

Commitments from Charles Moku-Watson and Isaiah Dunn highlighted a strong recruiting weekend for the Beavers.

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An Impressive Duo Of 2017 DB’s Commit

With just a week and a half until National Signing Day on February 1st, Oregon State had a strong recruiting weekend, when they received verbal commitments from a duo of talented, three-star defensive backs in Charles Moku-Watson and Isaiah Dunn.

Moku-Watson, a former Washington State commit, chose the Beavers over BYU with a live commitment during the Polynesian Bowl, an all-star game for high school football players of Polynesian and other ancestries. You can read more of Moku-Watson’s commitment from BTD here.

Dunn was a bit more of a surprise commitment to Oregon State, considering the fact that he only received an offer from the Beavers just over a week ago. Dunn picked Oregon State over a litany of additional offers from the likes of BYU, Hawaii, Nevada, New Mexico, San Diego State, San Jose State, UNLV, Utah, Utah State and Wyoming. You can read more on Dunn’s commitment from BTD here.

2017 Hawaiian OL Lutu-Clarke Cuts List To Two

Onesimus Lutu-Clarke, a 6’ 5”, 290 pound offensive lineman from Waiakea High School in Waianae, Hawaii, has long since been a target of the Oregon State coaching staff, hopeful to add the two-star lineman as a part of their increasing Hawaiian connection. He took one step closer to eventually landing in Corvallis after he recently cut his list to include both Oregon State and Boise State. While Lutu-Clarke has set not a time-table for his decision quite yet, the removal of teams like Fresno State and Nevada from the mix, leave just the Beavers and the Broncos (the two schools he took visits to), as a potential landing spot.

USC Becoming A Recruiting Obstacle For OSU

Oregon State may not be recruiting five-star prospects across the board like the Trojans are just yet but it recently seems that USC could become a huge detriment to some of the Beavers’ recruiting surges in regards to players of Hawaiian, Polynesian and American Samoan descent. One of the most notable displays of the Trojans one-upping Oregon State was with the commitment of three-star defensive tackle Brandon Pili, who chose the Trojans over the Beavers on Saturday during the Polynesian Bowl, the same all-star game in which Charles Moku-Watson committed to Oregon State. Pili is a solid 6’ 4”, 315 pound earthmover, who is rated as the #60 overall defensive tackle in the 2017 class. USC also won the commitment of four-star athlete Juliano Falaniko from Pago Pago, another target of head coach Gary Andersen and his staff.

Newest Oregon State Offers

  • Joshua Moore ‘18 (Yoakum HS/Yoakum, TX) ✪ ✪ ✪ ✪: A 6-foot, 170 pound wide receiver/defensive back, Moore picked up an offer from Oregon State on January 20th. Moore is a highly-touted recruit, who is listed as the #8 wide receiver overall in the 2018 class, with a laundry list of offers from big-time college programs to match.
  • Kalon Barnes ‘18 (Silsbee HS/Silsbee, TX) ✪ ✪ ✪: A 6’ 1”, 180 pound wide receiver, Barnes picked up an offer from Oregon State on January 20th. He is the high school teammate of 2017 running back target Calvin Tyler, who is currently on a visit to Oregon State this weekend. Barnes holds eleven offers overall from the likes of Baylor, Georgia, Houston, Iowa State, Kansas State, Missouri, Texas A&M, Texas Tech, UCLA and UT-San Antonio.
  • Kam Brown ‘19 (Colleyville Heritage HS/Colleyville, TX): A 6-foot, 170 pound wide receiver, Brown picked up an offer from Oregon State on January 18th. One of the first potential targets of Oregon State’s 2019 class, Brown is a fast-rising prospect who has recently picked up offers from the likes of Baylor, Missouri, Texas and Utah, as well.