Oregon State saw some improvement in Year 2 under Gary Andersen, but uncertainty at quarterback might put a ceiling on the Beavers' progress in 2017.
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Erik McKinney ESPN Staff Writer
The 2018 class of prospects in Oregon is as strong as the state has been in years, but the Ducks and Beavers still seem to be fighting an uphill battle for in-state recruits. Oregon and Oregon State missed out on elite in-state defensive prospects Marlon Tuipulotu (signed with USC) and Elijah Molden (Washington) last year, and the Huskies again delivered a statement on Wednesday, grabbing a commitment from Oregon product Trey Lowe, who holds offers from Oregon and Oregon State. There are four ESPN JR 300 prospects in Oregon and they are becoming must-get prospects for the Ducks especially. Wide receiver Chase Cota is the son of former Duck great Chad Cota and linebacker Eli'Jah Winston is the younger brother of current Oregon linebacker La'Mar Winston.
Craig Haubert ESPN Staff Writer
OG/C prospect Justin Dedich (Chaparral) had an excellent performance at LA Nike Opening Regional taking home the OL MVP & earning Opening Invite. Really liked on film as well as he is physical, good with leverage & hand placement & displays good awareness. Coming into today's camp said he had 19 offers including UCLA, TCU & Washington & he would like to unofficially visit all the schools that have offered as well as use all 5 official visits.
Our Pac-12 writers highlight some things to watch this spring.
QB Jake Luton took an odd path to Oregon State via Idaho and a junior college, but he is on the cusp of realizing his dream -- a Pac-12 starting gig.
It's not hard to understand why some Pac-12 teams start with soft schedules. And it's easy to grasp why the league is seen as rich in quarterbacks.
With spring practices starting up throughout the Pac-12, let's take a look at each team's biggest weakness.
In this edition: some key numbers that support the Pac-12's strength versus the Power 5 and teams that are candidates for major turnarounds in 2017.
We take a way-early look at the top position groups in the Pac-12 North, which sees a tough defense in Washington and offense almost everywhere else.
With most of the Pac-12's coaching vacancies filled, here's a look at the arrivals and departures around the league.
The Beavers have a rough early schedule in the Pac-12 with a nonconference game against always tough Colorado State stuck in the middle.
Of the 27 high school QBs signed in the Pac-12 in 2013 and 2014, only four will (or are projected to) end their careers as the school's starter.
Juco quarterback Jake Luton is 6-foot-7 with a solid arm and deceptive speed, and he'll have a chance to take the reins for the Beavers in the fall.
Kyle Bonagura ESPN Staff Writer
Oregon State will send three players to the NFL combine: WR Victor Bolden, CB Treston Decoud and OG Sean Harlow.
We revisit each current Pac-12 coach's best squad at any point in his head-coaching career, including Kyle Whittingham's undefeated 2008 Bama-beater.
Even though Oregon State finally toppled rival Oregon, the Beavers have much larger goals in mind for the 2017 season.
For the second year in a row, the Huskies have one of the easiest nonconference schedules. But no one in the Pac-12 has an easier slate than Colorado.
With signing day in the books, here's an updated look at how the Pac-12 Power Rankings will shake out in 2017. Did USC stay on top?
With three years of hindsight, we take a look at how the recruiting classes of 2014 in the Pac-12 measured up.
USC, Stanford, UCLA, Washington and Oregon hauled in top-25 recruiting classes. Colorado finished not too far behind.
USC stole the spotlight, but it wasn't the only Pac-12 power to ace national signing day. With six teams in the top 30, the Pac-12 made its presence felt on the recruiting trail.
The Pac-12's top teams return some of the best QBs in the nation, but uncertainty looms for those at the bottom half of the league standings.
Oregon State showed improvement in 2016, but its overall performance still lagged well behind the Pac-12's top programs.
Oregon State made a jump from 2-10 to 4-8 last season, but needs some improvement in several areas to make that next leap.
Erik McKinney ESPN Staff Writer
The inaugural Polynesian Bowl provided a big boost to Pac-12 recruiting Saturday night, as six prospects announced commitments during the game and five pledged to Pac-12 programs. Oregon was the big winner in the conference, landing four-star linebacker Isaac Slade-Matautia and three-star defensive tackle Austin Faoliu. USC received a commitment from three-star defensive tackle Brandon Pili. Oregon State picked up cornerback Charles Watson and Stanford added three-star linebacker Levani Damuni to its impressive class. The highest rated prospect to commit was ESPN 300 defensive end Langi Tuifua, who committed to BYU.