Taking a look at the Oregon State recruiting effort
over the last four years, we examine a number of criteria by which each class
will be judged. Over the next few days, see where each class fell in the
rankings, key departures, early impacts players, and a number of other criteria.
How does the current class stack up when put next to previous years?
Dax Dilbeck and Rashaad Reynolds were moved to DB from ATH. John Braun moved to DL.
Several true freshmen played during the 2009 season, including Michael
Philipp who started at tackle all season. Jordan Poyer saw significant
time on special teams and Rueben Robinson also played quite a bit at linebacker.
WR Markus Wheaton also saw a great deal of action with the fall camp
injury to Darrell Catchings.
Three other true freshmen who signed in previous classes, but took church
missions also saw the field as well: Geoff Garner, Jovan Stevenson, Devin
Unga and Kevin Unga.
Michael Beaton--enrolled in Spring 2010--left program
Kevin Cummings--enrolled January 2010
Michael Doctor--enrolled January 2010
Reggie Dunn--enrolled at Utah
Obum Gwacham--enrolled January 2010
Kyrell Hudson--signed a Major League Baseball contract
Ashton Jefferson--left program
Dax Dilbeck--left program
Tyler Thomas--left program
Jack Lomax--left program
Zeke Sanders--left program
ENROLLED FROM PREVIOUS CLASSES
A strong senior class is imperative to the backbone of a program. The 2009 class is full of leaders who helped the team make the big turnaround in 2012. Several of the players did not redshirt and have utilized their eligibility and are moving on including Jordan Poyer and Markus Wheaton.
This class had a large turnover with 10 of the original 24 signees no longer with the program. Some of those were disciplinary (Ashton Jefferson) or personal (Dax Dilbeck) while many were misses in evaluation during the recruiting process.
While Wheaton, Poyer, Rueben Robinson, and Feti Unga have graduated, several players from the 2009 class look to make major impacts in 2013 including Michael Philipp, Joshua Andrews, Kevin Cummings, Michael Doctor, Grant Enger, and Cody Vaz. Also looking to make a contribution are John Braun, Obum Gwacham, Micah Hatfield, Sean Martin and Mana Rosa.