Rated by 247Sports as a 3-star, the 6-foot-4, 234-pound pass-catcher, out of Dorsey High School in Los Angeles, California, made his verbal commitment to Oregon State on August 9th and has been the ringleader when it comes to peer recruiting to try and convince other recruits to join him to Corvallis next season. Smalls chose the Beavers over offers from Arizona, Arizona State, California, Colorado State, Fresno State, Oregon, Purdue and several others.
Isaiah has experienced three different coaching changes while remaining committed to Oregon State and is to be commended by Beaver fans for his loyalty. Gary Andersen left the program previously in October, then Cory Hall stepped in and was named the interim head coach but was not retained at that position. New Oregon State head coach Jonathan Smith, who has been in his new position since November 29th, has already done his part making sure he has spent quality time with Smalls visiting him southern California to let him know his plans for this football program.
Smalls is ranked the fourteenth "TE-H" in the country according to ESPN's recruiting database. Smalls is versatile, athletic, and physical enough to come in and rise up the depth chart very early and make an impact on the 2018 season. He has the ability to block but can also make plays happen when he has the ball in his hands. The Beavers currently have five tight ends on the roster in junior Noah Togiai, sophomore Tuli Wily-Matagi, redshirt junior Quinn Smith, freshman Bryce Bramscher, and freshman Jack Holum.
The lone tight end for the Beavers so far in this 2018 class, but he is a big time addition to this class and will undoubtedly continue to help this new coaching staff pursue other high level recruits.
Here is Smalls' hudl highlights:
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