- Head coach Scott Rueck has never struggled to bring highly-touted players into his program at Oregon State and on Sunday, the Beavers women’s team landed another big-time recruit, when 2019 forward Taylor Jones committed to play for the black and orange. Jones, a 6’ 3”, four-star prospect from Forney, Texas, is ranked as the #28 overall player in the 2019 class by ESPN and a top-five post player. She is Rueck’s first commitment for the class of 2019, as well.
Go Beavs pic.twitter.com/S0q9bk9Oyk— Taylor (@tayllorjoness) May 7, 2018
- Want to meet the “big wigs” of the Oregon State athletic department? Well the month of May is your chance for those of you who live really anywhere throughout the state of Oregon, as athletic director Scott Barnes, head football coach Jonathan Smith, head basketball coach Wayne Tinkle and the aforementioned Scott Rueck, will be taking a “Beaver State Tour” this month. Beginning on May 21st in Portland and concluding on May 31st in Eugene, the quartet of Beaver personnel will be making their way around the state to meet you...the fans. To register for the “Beaver State Tour” simply click on this link.
- Love the exciting recruiting emphasis that new head football coach Jonathan Smith has brought to Corvallis? Well, the folks over at Beavers Edge have been keeping up with some of the program’s recent offers and visits, which include 2020 safety Isaac Gifford’s trip to Corvallis. The younger brother of Nebraska linebacker Luke Gifford, the Cornhusker State product received an offer from the Beavers back in January and stated that his time spent at Oregon State was “awesome”.
- With the start of the Canadian Football League just a few weeks ago (a nice outlet for those football fans who need a summer fix), there’s no time like the present to check in on the Oregon State alumni currently keeping their careers alive a bit north of the border.
Victor Butler - DE (Toronto Argonauts): Butler ripped the CFL back in late January, stating that he was being “held hostage” by Toronto by not being allowed to pursue an attempt to return the NFL. Since then, Butler has been mostly quiet and his 2018 plans are very much up in the air.
Colin Kelly - OL (Edmonton Eskimos): The imposing lineman starred in the CFL back in 2014 and then spent the next few seasons testing his luck in the NFL. After struggling to find a home state-side, Kelly has emerged as a suitable workhorse for the Eskimos.
Larry Scott - DB (Free Agent): About a week ago, defensive back Larry Scott was released by the Ottawa Redblacks, in the midst of a stretch of roster moves prior to the CFL Draft.
Dylan Wynn - DL (Toronto Argonauts): If you’re in the mood the mood to read a great story about a guy who just “loves football”, be sure to check out this piece by CFL.ca writer Don Landry about the one-time Oregon State stand-out.