National Signing Day has come and (mostly gone). The Beavers finished strong and wrapped up a decent 2018 recruiting class. Read all about it here. Oregon State’s class came in at 69th in the nation (or 70th depending on how it all ends up). Jonathan Smith and company focused on recruiting “good dudes” that are tall, athletic and good students. The preferred walk-ons that committed today are no different. Let’s take a look at who else Oregon State added to their team today.
Shawn Elliott helped led Lake Oswego to a state semifinals in 2017 (along with another Oregon State commit Jake Dukart). He earned Three Rivers League First-Team honors as a senior and was named to the USA Today All-Oregon Second Team. He served as a team captain for Lake Oswego and also lettered in basketball. In Jonathan Smith’s press conference he said he wanted to focus on recruiting long-term guys that can develop and progress over the next four years. Elliott absolutely fits the bill and is a great addition to the football team.
Conner Warick is a 6-foot-4, 240-pound defensive lineman from Lacy, WA. Warick was named the lineman of the year in the Class 3A South Sound Conference as a senior. He helped led Timberline to the Class 3A South Sound Conference Championship in both 2016 and 2017 and also lettered in basketball.
Mitchell McCullough is the longsnapper that Beaver Nation deserves. The Jesuit High product is a self-proclaimed Beaver fan for life. He also competed in track & field. He also appears to be a Portland TrailBlazer fan according to his twitter page. McCullough is truly a triple-threat.
Briceton Branch Jr.
Briceton Branch Jr. is another Jesuit High School product and plays corner back. Branch was also a track & field athlete. He also has a highlight video on hudl. Branch appears to be a great athlete and will get a chance to compete right away.
Last but certainly not least is offensive lineman Griffin Korican. Korican helped O’Dea High School to a 12-1 record his senior season and the Fighting Irish finished as the No. 2 team in the state of Washington. He was named as the top Offensive Lineman of the Year as a senior in their division. Korican lettered in track and field, in the shot put and the discus and is also a great student. The Beavers got a lot better today and each of these walk-ons could fill positions of need.