June 29, 2008

Beavers land local lineman

Oregon State didn't have to look far for their third known commitment of the year.

After several years of keeping close tabs on him, and following an impressive performance at last weekend's Oregon State three day camp, Michael Beaton of Dallas (Ore.) Dallas was invited up to the coaches' offices after the camp concluded.

Once in Mike Riley's office, Beaton was asked by Riley if he thought the camp was over. Beaton replied "yes" and Riley responded by stating, "Then we can officially offer you a scholarship."

Riley told him that they liked his character, his athleticism and after following him for a couple of years, felt he would be a good fit at Oregon State.

And it didn't take Beaton long to decide what to do with that scholarship offer.

"I'd love to play for you guys!" said Beaton in response to Riley's offer.

And that quickly, Oregon State had another local product committed to their team.

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