With eleven signees already locked in from the early signing period, Jonathan Smith and his staff look to fill this class with anywhere from eight to twelve more prospects between now and National Signing Day on February 7th.
Here is the official visitor list below:
University of Hawaii OL transfer Brandon Kipper
Originally from Portland, Oregon and later moved to Caldwell, Idaho, Kipper committed to Hawaii in January of 2017 and spent his freshman season with the Warriors before electing to transfer. As a reserve offensive lineman, Kipper appeared in 11 of 12 games during Hawaii’s 2017 season.
At 6-foot-6, 270-pounds and with a year’s experience under his belt, Kipper would a valuable addition to the Oregon State roster and the offensive line depth chart.
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JUCO defensive lineman Jeromy Reichner (Los Angeles Valley College)
Coming off an in-home visit on Wednesday new defensive backs coach Greg Burns, Reichner quickly set up an official visit for this weekend. Reichner, who is originally from Philadelphia, spent two seasons with the Temple University football program and then this past season with LA Valley.
At 6-foot-2, 285-pounds, Reichner will have two years to play two at the college of his choice. While he does not currently hold an offer from the Beavers, it is very likely that he will receive one during or after his visit seeing how defensive lineman are a position of need for Oregon State.
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247Sports 2* outside linebacker Semisi Saluni (Walnut Creek, CA)
After a visit at his high school from new defensive coordinator Tim Tibesar and receiving an offer soon after, Saluni scheduled his visit for this weekend seeing how this was Saluni’s first offer from a Power Five school.
The 6-foot-4, 205-pound athlete may be an under the radar prospect as of right now, but Jonathan Smith and the defensive coaches may see a lot of potential and upside in Saluni that other schools don’t see. Look for Saluni to add weight and develop into a force on the defensive side of the ball.
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247Sports 3* Tight End/Outside Linebacker John McCartan (Rancho Santa Margarita, CA)
After receiving an in home visit with new defensive line coach Legi Suiaunoa less than forty-eight hours ago, the Santa Margarita hybrid athlete McCartan is set to officially visit Oregon State this weekend.
McCartan, who is 6-foot-5, 225-pounds can play either tight end or outside linebacker at the next level and would provide depth at each position.
McCartan holds offers from Fresno State, Oregon State, UNLV, Vanderbilt, Washington State while also receiving interest from Cal, Notre Dame, San Diego State, and UCLA. McCartan is set to take an official visit to Pullman to visit the Cougars on February 3rd.
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247Sports 3* Running Back Jermar Jefferson (Harbor City, CA)
Jefferson, who is a borderline four-star prospect according the 247Sports rankings and ranked as the No. 15 running back in the country, received an offer from Oregon State this past Monday and was quick to get in contact with the staff to set up an official visit for this weekend.
With Ryan Nall declaring for the 2018 NFL Draft and Thomas Tyner electing to step away from college football, the Beavers are in need of adding running backs and Jefferson would be a solid addition to this 2018 class.
The 5-foot-10, 188-pound running back from Narbonne High School holds offers from Colorado, Colorado, Hawaii, Nevada, Oregon State, Rutgers, San Jose State, UNLV, Utah and Utah State. New running back coach Michael Pitre will play a key role in Jefferson’s recruitment as there is only twelve days until National Signing Day.
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247Sports 3* Wide Receiver Andre Hunt (Lancaster, CA)
Andre Hunt has been a long time wide receiver target for the Beavers dating back to when Gary Andersen was the head coach. Through the transition of Andersen leaving and Cory Hall’s interim tag as head coach to finish the season, Oregon State have always been in the thick of things with Hunt’s recruitment even while he was committed to USC.
New head coach Jonathan Smith and wide receiver coach Kefense Hynson have been relentless in Hunt’s recruitment visiting him at his high school, while Hunt hosted the two coaches for an in home visit on Thursday.
Hunt, who is listed as 6-foot, 175-pound speedy receiver claims offers from BYU, Colorado, Colorado State, Fresno State, Nebraska, Oregon State, San Diego State, Utah, USC, Washington State and others.
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