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Oregon State Football: Recruiting Roundup

Talanoa Hufanga & Isaah Crocker headline the Beavers top targets for the 2018 class.

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Oregon State has made significant strides in the recruiting world since Gary Andersen accepted the head coaching job. While the 2017 recruiting class is just getting going in Corvallis and starting to hit their stride as fall camp is around the corner . It’s not too early to look forward to the 2018 class where Gary Andersen and his staff are already hard at work recruiting the top high school talent from around the nation.

The Class of 2018 (so far)

5 commits

The Beavers have already secured commitments from five excellent 3-star recruits. Led by Spencer Petras (4-stars according to ESPN) and Isaiah Hodgins little brother (Isaac). Oregon State is off to a nice start for the 2018 recruiting class. They do find themselves in a precarious situation though, because they have a limited amount of scholarships to use.

As Andrew Nemec from recently explained, Oregon State does not have a wealth of scholarships available for the 2018 recruiting class.

“Nationally, the average college football program has 25 scholarships per class at its disposal to recruit new talent to the roster.

But after a coaching change and a new standard of accountability, leading to the transfer of several members of the roster over the past few years, 15 seniors are all that remain in the Oregon State program.

15 scholarships - 10 fewer offers with which to work than most other programs in the country.

With just 10 scholarships left the Beavers have to be somewhat selective in who they choose to recruit. Here’s a look at a few of the players that Oregon State is targeting.

Talanoa Hufanga

Talanoa Hufanga recently earned a fifth-star from 247 sports and became the highest ranked recruit from the state of Oregon EVER. He surprised many by his outstanding play at “The Opening” football camp and is also from Crescent Valley High School, which is about a stone's throw away from Reser Stadium. There’s no way around it, Talanoa Hufanga is a game-changing recruit and recently included the Beavers in his top-10. It could be difficult to fight off the likes of Alabama, Michigan, USC, Washington and others though.

Isaah Crocker

One of Oregon State’s main recruiting targets is Isaah Crocker, the gifted wide receiver from California. Crocker recently released a list of his top-6 schools and later named Oregon State and Oregon as his top-2 schools. Isaah Crocker had an outstanding showing at The Opening and might just team up with his former TMP Elite 7v7 teammates and current Beavers Trajon Cotton, Isaiah Hodgins, Aidan Williard and Isaiah Dunn.

Teagan Quitoriano

The Beavers are looking for talented tight ends that could make an immediate impact and Teagan Quitoriano would provide that and more. The Oregon native is a phenomenal athlete who dominates on the football field as well as the basketball court. Quitoriano named the Beavers and Ducks as his top-2 schools and if he does commit to Oregon State he would likely make significant contributions for both the football and basketball programs.

Calvin Lockett

Calvin Lockett is a speedy wide receiver with good size from Largo, Florida. The three-star recruit is being primarily recruited by Telly Lockette and it appears that they have made a strong connection. According to’s, Tyler Devine, Calvin Lockett has named Oregon State and Iowa as his top-2 schools.

Isaiah Smalls

Isaiah Smalls is a big, physical tight end that also has the ability to make plays with the ball in his hands. He views college as a way to not only improve his own life, but the lives of his family members. The California native seems to have hit it off with Oregon State’s coaching staff and would be a huge addition for the Beavers at tight end.

Carlos Vettorello

The Detroit native recently dropped his top-6 list of schools and it included the Beavers. The talented guard prospect would be a huge addition for Oregon State and would help boost their attack at the line of scrimmage. Gary Andersen has gained a reputation for his smash-mouth style of football and Carlos Vettorello would fit in perfectly.

Dominique Hampton

Dominique Hampton is a very skilled cornerback from Arizona. He recently released his top-5 schools and the Beavers are still in the hunt. Washington is the favorite to land his services after recently offering him a scholarship, but it would be a huge recruiting victory if he chooses Oregon State.