Arizona poaches an Oregon State recruit

Recruiting is a tough business.

Today we noted that Washington had picked off a player committed to Arizona after previously poaching two from rival Washington State. Now, it seems Arizona has done the same to Oregon State, as JC defensive end Lamar De Rego has switched his allegiances south from the Beavers to the Wildcats.

De Rego is a 6-foot-3, 255-pound Hawaiian from San Jose City College.

Defensive end is a huge need area for Oregon State and Arizona, but the Wildcats lost their top three ends -- including Brooks Reed and Ricky Elmore, a pair of All-Pac-10 performers -- while the Beavers only need to replace one starting end, Gabe Miller.