Andersen's scramble yields Oregon State prospects
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.
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.