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?
The two obvious names are Sean Mannion and Scott Crichton who both burst onto the scene at starters as redshirt freshmen in 2011. Terron Ward and Trevor Romaine were also active in 2011 as true freshmen after delaying enrollment until January 2011.
Michael Bibbee--left program
Dominic Glover--academically ineligible in 2011
Trevor Romaine--enrolled January 2011
Will Storey--left program
Fred Thompson--enrolled January 2011 (deceased)
Terron Ward--enrolled January 2011
Donell Welch--enrolled January 2011
Josh Williams--enrolled January 2011
Mana Tuivailala--left program
ENROLLED FROM PREVIOUS CLASSES
There are lots of impact players in the 2010 class, however the biggest piece of the puzzle is the defensive tackle class. None of the four signees are with the team. This is why the Beavers saw a large JUCO class in 2013.
Sean Mannion and Scott Crichton were the early bright spots in this class, but Connor Hamlett, Donell Alexander, Trevor Romaine, Ryan Murphy, and Terron Ward have all joined them as major contributors to the squad.
Four-star linebacker Shaydon Akuna also looks to make his move, but to date has not lived up to his recruiting hype.
Overall, the players who qualified and are still with the program are contributing or have a chance to make an impact over the next two years.