Trey Lowe Exits The Portal Into Corvallis
After making several sacrifices to the portal, mainly out of the defensive backfield, the portal has once again been kind to Oregon State with the addition of WR Trey Lowe from the University of Washington. Lowe was a 4 star recruit out of Jesuit High, where he played running back, and was expected to do big things at Washington. The Beavs previously chased former UCLA WR Theo Howard who ended up at Oklahoma.
Speaking of the transfer portal, the Beavs appear to be courting former Florida State WR Tre’Shaun Harrison, who entered the portal early in the 2019 season. Like Lowe, Harrison was a 4 star recruit who didn’t quite live up to expectations. Harrison is still visiting other schools, but Oregon State will be watching closely to see if they can add the former Seminole. Having played this season, Harrison would likely have to sit out a year, but with the NCAA you never really know.
Addison Gumbs and Jeromy Reichner extend their stays
The mystery of the transfer portal is only surpassed by the mystery of the NCAA waiver process in which the higher ups blindly throw darts at the wall to determine who gets to play immediately and who gets to play an extra year. Luckily for Oregon State the dart landed on yes when asked whether Addison Gumbs and Jeromy Reichner would be able to extend their stays in Corvallis due to injury. Reichner has been in Corvallis for 2 seasons after transferring from the JUCO ranks, but has only been able to play in a handful of games, none in 2019, due to injury. The NCAA decided that he will get an additional year in 2020 which will be a huge boost to the defensive line and a great opportunity to line up with his brother Omar Speights. Similarly Addison Gumbs missed all but a game and a half in 2019 after tearing his ACL. Gumbs will be a redshirt sophomore in the 2020 campaign in what will be a very stout linebacking core.
The 2020 recruiting cycle is coming to it’s end while the Beavs still have a couple scholarships to hand out. Oregon State has 2 or 3 scholarships remaining and will be looking add an offensive linemen in the next few weeks. Two names to keep an eye on are Jake Griffin and Tyler Morano, who will both be visiting Oregon State this weekend. The other scholarships will likely be held onto as the coaching staff tries to land transfers, like Tre’Shaun Harrison who can make an immediate impact.
Is a rival coach headed to a rival school?
Nick Rolovich and the Oregon State coaching staff do not appear to be friends. The Hawaii coach put the staff, including to of his former assistants, on blast a couple years ago, after Oregon State invited some of his players to the Beavers spring game. The rivalry amped up a little more this season when the Beavs and Rainbows battled in a nail bitter of a game that ended with punches being thrown on the sideline. Well it appears the two staffs may be seeing a lot more of each other in the next few years, as Rolovich has found his was to the top of some people’s wish list to replace Mike Leach at Washington State. Personally, I hope it happens, the OSU-WSU rivalry needs a jolt of energy and this may just do it.