Andersen's scramble yields Oregon State prospects

BY foxsports • February 4, 2015

From the moment he was named head coach at Oregon State, Gary Andersen was scrambling on the recruiting trail.

Andersen came to the Beavers in mid-December after two seasons at Wisconsin. He replaced longtime Beavers coach Mike Riley, who unexpectedly moved on to the top job at Nebraska.

The new Oregon State coach has a daunting task ahead of him. Not only must Andersen prepare a quarterback to take over from Sean Mannion, he's got to right a team that finished 5-7 overall and just 2-7 in the conference last season.

The key for recruiting, as it turned out, was finishing strong. The Beavers scored several of their prospects Wednesday from recent visits - and even stole away a few from other schools.

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OREGON STATE

Top 25 Class: No

Best in class: Christian Folau, LB, Salt Lake City.

Best of the rest: Deltron Sands, RB, Ft. Lauderdale, Florida.

Late addition: Jay Irvine, CB, Jacksonville, Florida.

One that got away: Keivonnis Davis, DE, committed to Oregon State but chose Florida.


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