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March 6, 2013

Comparing Classes: 2011

Comparing the Classes...2011
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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?
2011 Signees (25)
NAME
POSITION
STARS
Justin Addie
OL
Malcolm Agnew
RB
Elisinoa Aluesi
DE
Peter Ashton
QB
Lavonte Barnett
ATH
Brandon Bennett
DT
Kellen Clute
TE
Desmond Collins
DE
Brandin Cooks
WR
Rusty Fernando
DE
Rudolf Fifita
DE
Akeem Gonzales
OL
Blake Harrah
DE
d'Vante Henry
ATH
Darryl Jackson
OL
Jaswha James
DE
Jabral Johnson
LB
Richard Mullaney
WR
Na'alii Robins
DE
Larry Scott
DB
Tyler Trosin
WR
Storm Woods
RB
Dylan Wynn
DE
Tyrequek Zimmerman
WR
Mishawn Cummings
DB
Rankings

Rivals ranking: unranked
Avg. Star Rating: 2.6

Position Switches

Peter Ashton: moved from quarterback to safety
Lavonte Barnett: moved from ATH to linebacker
Akeem Gonzales: moved from offensive line to defensive line
Jaswha James: moved from defensive end to linebacker
Tyrequek Zimmerman: moved from wide receiver to defensive back

Early Impact

Several players suited up and played as true freshmen from the 2011 class including: Malcolm Agnew, Brandin Cooks, Rusty Fernando, Rudolf Fifita, Jabral Johnson, Dylan Wynn, and Tyrequek Zimmerman.

Early Departures/Delayed Enrollees

Noa Aluesi--no longer with program
d'Vante Henry--DNQ
Malcolm Agnew--no longer with program
Darryl Jackson--retired from football
Tyler Trosin--no longer with program

Analysis

Perhaps the most striking thing from the 2011 class was the number of qualifiers. The Oregon State coaches did a good job of identifying prospects who actually made it into school on time.

True freshmen such as Malcolm Agnew, Dylan Wynn and Brandin Cooks were starters, while Tyrequek Zimmerman and Jabral Johnson saw quite a bit of action on special teams.

A couple of players players are on the cusp of making an impact including Kellen Clute and Richard Mullaney. Several defensive players, especially on the defensive front could make a significant contribution including Lavonte Barnett, Desmond Collins, Brandon Bennett-Jackson, Akeem Gonzales, Blake Harrah and Alii Robins look to break into the rotation. These players know the Beavers defense, but will be pushed by a set of junior college players who signed this year.



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