Takari Hickle is a unique 6-foot-4, 240-pound defensive end. He announced his decision to attend Oregon State earlier today on Twitter.
I would like to announce that I have decided to commit to Oregon State University. Thank you to coach @LegiSuiaunoa @Coach_Smith @TevitaLose and thank you to my coaches, teammates, and everybody who has supported me at Tenino High School. #BuildTheDam #Trailblazer22 pic.twitter.com/Vfem9D53tW— Takari Hickle (@HickleTakari) July 12, 2021
Takari Hickle has an impressive frame and measurable. And is considered an ideal pass rusher and is obviously a great athlete. The only issue is that he’s from a tiny town in Washington (Tenino) and his high school is a 1A school; which means there’s not a lot of competition (less than 400 students). The transition from 1A football to the Pac-12 will be massive, but Hickle has all the tools to be an elite pass rusher.
The Beavers have been on a flurry in recent weeks in securing verbal commitments for 2022 and they aren’t done yet. Hickle joins a talented group of commits including: Quincy Wright (DL), Luka Vincic (OT), Jacob Strand (OT), Carlos Mack (S), Dylan Lopez (C), Melvin Jordan (LB), Travis Throckmorton (QB), Cole Prusia (WR) and Damien Martinez (RB).
Oregon State’s recruiting continues to look strong, and it doesn’t seem like Coach Smith is slowing down as we head toward training camp.