What a difference a year makes. Coach Jonathan Smith and his staff are so far ahead of where they were last year at this time. They had plenty of time to scout, survey, get to know players and sign them on the dotted line for the 2019 season and beyond. In his news conference Coach Smith talks about each player and also his thoughts on the new red shirt rule and on the possibility of signing others.
ALEX AUSTIN Position; CornerbackHeight/Weight: 6-1/185 Hometown: Long Beach, Calif.School: Long Beach Poly Head Coach: Stephen Barbee •
Committed to Oregon State in October.• Recruited by numerous regional FBS programs.• Ranked among the top cornerbacks in California.• 247Sports three-star recruit.• 60 tackles with 14 pass breakups over the last two seasons combined.• Also played WR, and returned kickoffs and punts.• One of 45 players to be selected to the USA Under-19 team that participated in games in Mexico City last summer.• Upon his announcement to committing to OSU -- "I loved the visit! The atmosphere and the campus is beautiful to be around. It truly felt like home, so that's what I liked most about visiting Corvallis. I loved how green it was in Oregon. Also, how all the people treated me made the trip even more enjoyable. It was amazing! While I was there I felt like I could see myself playing in the BEST College Town in the Pac-12, that's why it felt right to pull the trigger and commit!"• Also a standout sprinter in the 100 and 200 meters. • Los Angeles Sentinel Student-Athlete of the Week from last August.• Long Beach Poly is the 19-time Southern Section football champions.• Friends with current Beavers Isaiah Smalls and Jeffrey Manning, Jr.• His father Al Austin is a Long Beach City Councilman.• Intends to study communications at Oregon State.
EVAN BENNETT Position: Nose GuardHeight/Weight: 6-2/295 Hometown: Sacramento, California School: Mater Dei Head Coach: Bruce Rollinson•
Recruited by numerous regional FBS programs.• 247Sports three-star recruit.• Slated to join the program in January 2019.• Letterwinner for head coach Bruce Rollinson.• 97 tackles with 10.5 tackles-for-loss over last two prep seasons.• Led Mater Dei to a No. 1 national ranking in the country• Mater Dei won the CIF title in 2018. • Rated among the top 100 players in the country at his position per ESPN.• First-team all-league.• Son of Katina and Shane Bennett.• Father, Shane, played offensive line at Texas State.• Has one sister, Madyson.• Interested in going into the health and medical field after his playing career.• Chose Oregon State because of "family ties. My dad grew up in Oregon and my uncle Lance is an alum. I love what Coach Smith and his staff are building at OSU. I feel honored to be a part of the OSU family."
MICHAEL ERHART Position: Inside Linebacker Height/Weight: 6-0/215 Hometown: Westlake Village, California School: Chaminade College Prep Head Coach: Ed Croson Name pronounced Air-Hart•
Recruited by numerous regional and FBS programs.• Committed to OSU in June.• Recruited by numerous high-profile academic institutions.• 247Sports three-star recruit.• Rated among the top 120 prospects in California. • Two-year starter at Chaminade. Named All-League as a senior.• 113 tackles over his final two prep seasons, adding five sacks, two interceptions and one forced fumble.• Also played wide receiver, making 17 receptions, 370 yards and five touchdowns in 2018.• Helped Chaminade to a 9-2 record his junior season, winning the Mission League.• Tallied 68 tackles with 2.5 sacks, one interception and one forced fumble as a junior. Returned 15 kickoffs for 522 yards.• Also lettered in baseball and track.• Son of Nancy and Patrick Erhart.• Has two brothers, Matthew and Patrick, and one sister, Courtney.• Cousin of former NFL running back John Riggins.• Contemplating majoring in business.• Erhart on his visit to OSU, courtesy of SB Nation -- "we've been to many schools to check out the vibe and feel on campus and OSU definitely felt like it was the 'Best college town in the Pac12.' I specifically liked the people that we got to interact with anywhere we went both on staff and in town as well as the culture on campus, the cleanliness and organization of the school layout. There is history at Corvallis that was very enticing and it felt like what I want my college experience to be for 4-5 years."• Chose Oregon State because of "my relationship with the coaches, especially Coach Bray, helped make my decision to attend Oregon State."• Chaminade Head Coach Ed Croson on Erhart -- "Michael has a rare combination of size, speed, athleticism, intelligence, toughness and character. Big and tough enough to play inside and fast and athletic enough to play safety. A threat on all sides of the ball. Receiver, kick return, he did it all at a high level for us. Great get! We're looking forward to jumping on the Beaver bandwagon."
JOJO FOREST Position: CornerbackHeight/Weight: 5-11/165 Hometown: Orange, Calif.School: Mission Viejo High School Head Coach: Chad Johnson•
Recruited by numerous FBS programs.• 247Sports three-star recruit.• Ranked among the top 80 recruits in California.• 2018 First-Team South Coast on Offense and also earned Defensive Back of the year honors.• Accounted for 1,346 all-purpose yards as a senior, including 1,188 yards with 12 touchdowns and 64 receptions as a wide receiver.• Made 43 tackles as a cornerback with seven interceptions as a senior.• Also attended Orange Lutheran and Mater Dei during his high school tenure.• Forest on his decision to attend OSU -- "OSU was the best fit for me. I fell in love with everything about the school when I went on my (official visit).• Mission Viejo Head Coach Chad Johnson on Forest -- "Jojo is one of the hardest practicing athletes I have been around in my 18 years of coaching high school football. He played both ways for us which meant he was in every play at receiver in a high tempo offense and then turned around and took every snap as our boundary corner -- we played a lot of man to the boundary where he had to cover the opposing team's best receiver. Jojo never complained once, not one time at practice or in a game about how tired he was or that he needed a break. He just kept on playing and practicing and ended up being our best receiver statistically and of course our best defensive back (even though no one ever challenged him so his defensive stats were low). In fact, because no one ever challenged him, opposing teams were forced to throw into numerical disadvantages which is why our safeties had so many interceptions. I wish I had Jojo for another year. I really enjoyed working with him."
RYAN FRANKE Position: Outside Linebacker Height/Weight: 6-3/220 Hometown: Camarillo, California School: Oaks Christian Head Coach: Charlie Colins•
Recruited by numerous FBS programs.• 247Sports three-star recruit.• Ranked 70th-best prospect in California per ESPN.• Ranked among the top 100 outside linebackers in the country.• Helped Oaks Christian to a D2 CIF championship his junior year.• Started at defensive end and defensive tackle each of his last two seasons after starting at right tackle as a sophomore.• Named First-Team All-League and Co-Defensive Lineman of the Year during his career.• Committed to OSU in June.• 17 tackles-for-loss as a senior.• 95 tackles over his final two seasons.• Son of Carol and Gary Franke.• Has one brother, Jase, who was a four-year letterman defensive lineman at Colorado.• Has one sister, Lauren.• Intends to study business marketing at Oregon State and would like to go into real estate development after his playing career.• Franke on his visit -- "The hospitality, how welcoming the coaches were really stood out to me, and my dad and I really enjoyed it. The facilities and the field really brought a unique environment and feel. It feels like a special place. I really liked it overall."• Chose Oregon State because "I love the campus and the coaches. Corvallis is a beautiful college town with loyal fans. I feel like I can make a big impact on the program, and I want to be a part of rebuilding the dam."
TRISTAN GEBBIA Position: Quarterback Height/Weight: 6-2/195 Hometown: Calabasas, California School: Nebraska/Calabasas Name pronounced Jeb-ee-uh•
Transferred to the program from Nebraska early in the 2018 season.• Lettered for head coach Casey Clausen at Calabasas High School.• Rated amongst the nation's top quarterbacks out of high school. Ranked as the No. 6 pro style QB by Rivals.com. 247Sports had him at No. 10 and ESPN rated him 12th.• Listed as the nation's No. 115 overall prospect following high school by Rivals.com and among the top 25 players in the state of California.• Ended his career as the No. 2 passer in California prep history, throwing for 13,109 yards and 141 touchdowns.• Passed for 5,338 yards and 61 touchdowns as a senior, completing better than 70 percent of his passes.• Led Calabasas to a 14-1 record and the Southern Section Division 5 championship as a senior. Threw for 557 yards and seven touchdowns in the 2-AA Regional Final, a 60-53 overtime loss.• Led Calabasas to a 14-2 record as a junior, and to a Southern Section Western Division title.• Also lettered in basketball.• Did not play as a true freshman in 2017 at Nebraska. Utilized his redshirt.• Three-time member of the Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll.• Named to the Brook Berringer and Tom Osborne Citizenship teams in 2018.• Son of Richard and Kimberly Gebbia. • Father, Richard, played tight end at Ole Miss and caught 18 passes for 268 yards and one touchdown in 1989.• Has one brother, Dylan, and one sister, Ireland.• Majoring in sociology.• Chose Oregon State because of "the coaching staff."
ANTHONY GOULD Position: Wide Receiver Height/Weight: 5-9/165 Hometown: Leavenworth, KansasSchool: West Salem Head Coach: Shawn Stanley •
Recruited by numerous FBS programs, including several in the Pac-12.• 247Sports three-star recruit.• Slated to join the program in January 2019.• Totaled 1,009 receiving yards and 16 receiving touchdowns as a senior. • Rushed for 612 yards and six touchdowns, and added two touchdown returns on special teams. • As a junior he had 35 receptions for 709 yards and 18 touchdowns.• Finished second in the 2018 state 6A championships in the 100 meters at 10.66.• Was part of the 6A 2018 4x100 relay team at the state championships.• Committed to OSU in March.• ESPN ranks him the No. 4 prospect in the state.• 2017 and 2018 first team all-conference. Unanimous first-team at wide receiver and at returner.• Second-Team All-State at wide receiver.• An exceptional return specialist.• Helped West Salem to the quarterfinals of the 2018 OSAA Championships.• Son of Stacy Johnson.• Intends to study marketing at Oregon State.• Chose Oregon State because "I loved the campus and the community feeling."• West Salem head coach Shawn Stanley on Anthony -- "His ability to accelerate and then add finishing speed is the hands down the best I have seen or coached in 24 years. A great young man with zero off the field issues who will be a great addition to the football team, but also to the university as a whole."
ADDISON GUMBS Position: Linebacker Height/Weight: 6-3/253 Hometown: Hayward, California School: Oklahoma/Stellar Preparatory• Will be a redshirt sophomore in 2019. Did not play in 2018.• Slated to join the program in January 2019.• Played in four games as a true freshman for Oklahoma in 2017. Made eight tackles, with half a tackle for loss, and one pass breakup. Tallied a season-best four tackles against Tulane.• Rated four stars by 247Sports, ESPN and Rivals.com out of Stellar Preparatory High School.• Rivals.com rated him as the No. 65 player nationally, and listed him as the No. 7 linebacker. 247Sports had him as the No. 7 linebacker and No. 11 at weak-side defensive end. ESPN rated him ninth at linebacker.• Rated at No. 10 overall in the state of California regardless of position by Rivals. Also listed at No. 19 by 247Sports and 24th by ESPN.• U.S. Army All-American.• Tallied 74 tackles with 23 sacks and two forced fumbles his senior season at Stellar Prep.
KELSEN HENNESSY Position: Defensive End Height/Weight: 6-5/265 Hometown: Clackamas, Oregon School: Clackamas Head Coach: Joe Bushman •
Recruited by numerous FBS programs, including in the Pac-12.• 247Sports three-star recruit.• Committed to OSU in November.• 128 tackles and 7 QB sacks in his three-year varsity career.• Academic interests include science and engineering.• ESPN ranks him the No. 6 prospect in the state.• Helped Clackamas to the 2017 state title and an undefeated season.• Battle Prep West 2018 6A Preseason Co-Defensive Player of the Year.• 2018 Mt. Hood Conference First Team selection.• Invited to Blue-Grey All-American Game.• Son of Paula and Dean Hennessy.• Has two brothers, Caden and Christian, and one sister, Samantha.• Intends to study forestry at Oregon State and would like to go into forest firefighting after his playing career.• Hennessy on OSU -- "The three biggest things I look for in a school are a solid coaching staff, a place where I feel most at home and the ability to win. Whenever I set foot on the campus, I feel like I belong there. With other schools, I'm not sure I can say that. I have the utmost faith in the coaching staff and the players we have committed, and the current players. I feel Oregon State has bent over backwards for me and I want to be a part of a program that appreciates me as much as they do."• Chose Oregon State because "It has always been my dream to play football and get my degree from Oregon State. I received an offer from them and committed without any second thoughts because OSU is the place I have always wanted to go since I grew up as a child watching Beaver football games."
TYJON LINDSEY Position: Wide ReceiverHeight/Weight: 5-9/200Hometown: Corona, CaliforniaSchool: Nebraska/Bishop Gorman•
Transferred to the program from Nebraska midway through the 2018 season.• Starred at Bishop Gorman High School in Las Vegas, helping the program to a 44-0 record over a three-year stretch from 2014-16.• Recognized as the top player in the state of Nevada by both ESPN and 247Sports coming out of Bishop Gorman. • Rivals.com and 247Sports both had him rated as one of the top 10 receivers in the country; 247Sports had him as the No. 50 player overall nationally regardless of position.• The school won the 4A state title Lindsey's senior year, going 15-0 overall and winning the championship 84-8.• In 2015, Lindsey, then a junior, made 45 catches for 1,117 yards and 14 touchdowns. He added 237 punt return yards and one interception with two pass deflections.• In 2014, as a sophomore, he caught 34 passes for 884 yards and 15 touchdowns. • Selected first-team All-Nevada both seasons, and, after his junior year, was named first-team All-Southwest.• Played in four games for the Cornhuskers in 2018. Made four catches for 22 yards.• Saw action in all 12 games as a true freshman for Nebraska in 2017, starting once, making 12 receptions for 76 yards.• Posted a season-best three catches twice in 2017; versus Arkansas State and at Oregon.• Son of Kimberly Jackson.• Majoring in sociology.• Has volunteered in his community, making multiple hospital visits.
TARON MADISON Position: Running Back Height/Weight: 6-1, 210 Hometown: Banning, CaliforniaSchool: Banning Head Coach: Qua'Sand Lewis•
Recruited by numerous FBS programs, including in the Pac-12.• Rated three stars by 247Sports, ESPN and Rivals. Listed by Oregon Live as the nation's No. 25 running back.• Slated to join the program in January 2019.• Three-year letterwinner for head coach Qua'Sand Lewis.• Earned all-league honors all three seasons at Banning High School.• Named League Most Valuable Player his senior season and served as a team captain during his career.• Intends to major in business and aspires to be an FBI agent after his playing career.• Son of Deprea and Law Madison.• Brothers: Travis, James, Akeem, Daron, Minaj, Majae, Devonte, Jamin, Nemo• Sisters: Jaipree, Tecumseh, Jamiya, Alaun• "I chose to attend Oregon state because the program is the right fit for me. Academics, athletics - everything amazes me. I'm glad to call the place home for the next couple of years."
LUKE MUSGRAVE Position: Tight End Height/Weight: 6-6, 225 Hometown: Bend, Oregon School: Bend Senior High Head Coach: Matt Craven•
Recruited by numerous FBS programs, including in the Pac-12.• Rated three stars by 247Sports and Rivals. 247 has him listed as the No. 5 player in the state of Oregon regardless of position.• Two-year letterwinner for head coach Matt Craven, starting both years. Has seen action at defensive end and wide receiver in addition to tight end.• First-Team All-League at both tight end and defensive end. Earned Team MVP honors.• Caught a team-leading 31 passes for 563 yards as a senior, totaling four touchdowns. Defensively, finished with 42 tackles.• Three-year letterwinner in lacrosse and has competed in ski racing and track. Named First-Team All-League in lacrosse as a sophomore and junior. Giant Slalom and Super Giant Slalom Alpine Ski Racing Champion.• Son of Amy and Doug Musgrave.• Has one brother, Colt.• Uncle, Bill Musgrave, is currently the offensive coordinator with the Denver Broncos. He played in the NFL at quarterback from 1991 to 1998 for the Dallas Cowboys, San Francisco 49ers, Denver Broncos and Indianapolis Colts. He also lettered at Oregon from 1987-90.• Father, Doug Musgrave, was a two-year letterwinner (1991 and 1992) at Oregon at quarterback.• Interested in studying biohealth sciences at Oregon State.• Chose Oregon State because "it's my dream school and because of the football program."• Bend Senior Head Coach Matt Craven on Musgrave -- "Lucas is a truly gifted athlete. He has excellent hands and a nose for the football. He will be a valuable contributor for the Beavers both on the field and in the classroom."
AVERY ROBERTS Position: Linebacker Height/Weight: 6-1/230 Hometown: Wilmington, Delaware School: Nebraska/Concord•
Transferred to the program from Nebraska early in through the 2018 season.• Lettered for head coach Greg Mitchell at Concord High School.• Listed as the No. 6 inside linebacker nationally by 247Sports and at 13 by ESPN. Rivals.com listed him as the No. 8 outside linebacker.• Top prospect in the state of Delaware.• Rated No. 83 overall nationally by Rivals.com.• Compiled 423 career tackles, with 24 sacks, three interceptions and two defensive touchdowns.• Helped Concord to a 7-4 record as a senior. In the process, collected 135 tackles, with 18 for a loss, eight sacks, four fumble recoveries and three forced fumbles.• Played in all 12 games and was one of two true freshmen to play for Nebraska in 2017.• Made four tackles, all on special teams.• Earned a spot on the Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll in his first semester.• Son of Germaine and Charles Roberts.
WYNSTON RUSSELL Position: Cornerback Height/Weight: 5-9, 165 Hometown: Chicago, Illinois School: Homewood-Flossmoor Head Coaches: Mike Boehm/Craig Buzea•
Recruited by numerous FBS programs, including in the Pac-12.• Rated three stars by 247Sports, ESPN and Rivals. Rated in the top 30 in the state of Illinois by all three publications.• Slated to join the program in January 2019.• Four-year starter at Homewood-Flossmoor for head coaches Mike Boehm and Craig Buzea.• Led Homewood-Flossmoor to a 10-2 record in 2018.• Earned first-team all-conference honors as both a junior and senior and second-team as a sophomore. Named an honorable mention all-area selection as a junior.• Son of Timitra and Daron Williams.• Has one brother, Isaiah.• Intends to study accounting at Oregon State.• Chose Oregon State because of an "exciting environment, a great coaching staff and an opportunity to play early."• On his decision to choose Oregon State (courtesy NBC Sports Chicago): "I really like the coaches at Oregon State a lot and they played a big role in my decision. Coach Tibs (Tim Tibesar) and head coach (Jonathan) Smith along with the rest of the coaches at Oregon State are a newer staff and they are going to win a lot of games. On my official visit I was able to learn more about the great academic support system in place. The academic support that is offered at Oregon State is great and they also work hard on career planning and placement. Everyone on the official visit really bonded, and the guys on the team also made us feel like part of the team already. I also really liked the campus life in Corvallis. You have plenty of things to do but you can also focus on academics and you don't have a ton of distractions. I just felt very comfortable at Oregon State and that was another big part of my decision. I just felt like I fit in there."
SIMON SANDBERG Position: Defensive End Height/Weight: 6-3/265 Hometown: Karlstad, Sweden School: City College of San Francisco/Tingvalla Head Coach: Jimmy Collins• Has two years to play two.• Played one season for Jimmy Collins at City College of San Francisco.• Recorded 20 tackles, including eight for loss, in 2017. Finished with 3.5 sacks.• Intends to study kinesiology at Oregon State. Would like to go into strength and conditioning or physical therapy after his playing career.• Originally from Karlstad, Sweden.• Son of Eva-May Nordström and Håkan Sandberg.• Has one sister, Embla, and one brother, Melvin.• Sandberg via 247Sports -- "I've always come in with the attitude that I want to compete at the highest level to become the best player that I'm able to become. I'm going to come in and compete for a spot, I want to come in and compete to push myself rather than have something handed to me. I didn't come halfway across the world to pursue a dream and not expect to work hard to achieve it."• Chose Oregon State because "it is the best fit overall. I couldn't have wished for anything better."• City College of San Francisco Head Coach Jimmy Collins on Sandberg -- "No one will outwork Simon. He has come across the world with one goal and that is to become the best football player possible and that is how he approaches every day. I think Simon is the biggest steal in junior college recruiting and I expect that he will have an impact with Oregon State rather quickly."
OMAR SPEIGHTS Position: Linebacker Height/Weight: 6-1, 225 Hometown: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania School: Crescent Valley (OR)Head Coach: Scott Sanders Name pronounced Sp-AY-ts• Recruited by numerous FBS programs, including in the Pac-12.• Rated four stars by Rivals.• Slated to join the program in January 2019.• Transferred to Corvallis' Crescent Valley High School his senior year after moving from Philadelphia.• Earned 4A All-State honors in Pennsylvania after his junior season. Rated as the top player in the state prior to moving to Oregon.• Also played defensive end and running back during his high school career.• Aspires to go into nursing after his playing career.• Son of Patricia Reichner.• Has one brother, Jeromy, and one sister, Briana. Brother, Jeromy, is a defensive end for the Beavers.• "I chose Oregon state because of the atmosphere and the coaches. I feel like it's a place I can focus and grow as a person."• CV Head Coach Scott Sanders on Omar -- "Omar is an outstanding young man, a better person than he is a football player. I wish I could have coached him for four years at CV. He has a tireless work ethic and will do very well at OSU."
CORY STOVER Position: Defensive End Height/Weight: 6-6/225 Hometown: Coos Bay, Oregon School: Marshfield High School Head Coach: John Lemmons• Recruited by numerous FBS programs.• Rated three stars by 247Sports, Rivals.com and ESPN.• Four-year starter on defense and three years on offense.• All-State selection at both tight end and defensive end.• Led Marshfield to a 9-2 record in 2018.• Finished with 63 tackles in 2018 as a senior, adding 18 tackles for loss. Totaled 8.5 sacks and 25 quarterback hurries.• Offensively, led Marshfield with 34 receptions for 586 yards and 10 touchdowns.• Guided Marshfield to an 11-1 record as a junior in 2017.• Earned two-way all-league honors in 2017 and was named the 4A Player of the Year.• Finished with 64 tackles, including nine for loss, as a junior. Tallied nine sacks and three pass breakups.• Offensively, had 24 receptions for 503 yards and seven touchdowns.• Has also lettered four years in basketball (post) and two in baseball (center fielder). First-Team All-League selection for defense in basketball, and All-State honorable mention.• Son of Tami and Doug Stover.• Has one brother, Chris.• Intends to study forestry at Oregon State.• Stover on why he chose Oregon State, courtesy Rivals.com: "One of my favorite things is how you can be comfortable around everyone, and the coaches are all great people. Coach Smith is one the best guys I've ever met, and all of their outlooks as us not just being players, but how they are laying our foundations outside of football to make us better men is awesome. Also the players treat everyone like family and you can vibe with all of them. I feel like I'm in the right spot and it's a great match for me."• Marshfield Head Coach John Lemmons on Cory -- "Cory is a very talented young man who has the ability to become a very special football player. Cory is a humble athlete and does what is best for the team. We will greatly miss Cory here at Marshfield High School. I've had the opportunity to coach Cory since he was a fourth grader and I'm so excited to watch him as an Oregon State Beaver."
ROB VANDERLAAN Position: Offensive Tackle Height/Weight: 6-5/270 Hometown: Berkeley, California School: Diablo Valley College/Miramonte Head Coach: Mike Darr• Recruited by numerous FBS programs, including in the Pac-12.• Slated to join the program in January 2019.• Has four years to play three.• Has played one year at Diablo Valley College in Pleasant Hill, Calif.• Earned unanimous all-conference and named top offensive lineman honors.• Two-year letterwinner at Miramonte High School for head coach Jack Schram.• Helped Miramonte to an 8-4 record as a senior and 9-3 mark his junior year.• Was named a Blue-Grey All-American at Miramonte.• Also earned all-league honors.• Intends to major in kinesiology at Oregon State.• Son of Martine and Mark Vanderlaan.• Has one brother, Lars, and one sister, Laura.• Chose Oregon State because "I felt a strong bond with the coaches and love the community."
JORDAN WHITTLEY Position: Nose Guard Height/Weight: 6-2/320 Hometown: Richmond, California School: Laney College/Castlemont Head Coach: John Beam• Recruited by numerous FBS teams, including Pac-12 programs.• Rated three stars by both 247Sports and Rivals.com.• Slated to join the program in January 2019.• Has one year to play one.• Played two seasons for John Beam at Laney College.• Led Laney to its first California Community College Athletic Association football championship in 2018. Laney finished the season 11-2.• Totaled 35 tackles as a sophomore, collecting 14.5 tackles for loss, including 5.5 sacks. Added two pass breakups.• Selected first-team all-conference on the defensive line as a sophomore.• Helped Laney to a 9-2 record as a freshman in 2017.• Finished with 10 tackles as a freshman, totaling 1.5 for a loss.• Played running back while at Castlemont for head coach Clyde Byrd.• Three-time all-conference and all-star game selection while at Castlemont.• Son of Kristina Pettway.• Has two brothers, Jonathan and Khristopher.• Chose Oregon State because of "the family vibe from the coaches to the players."• Laney CC Head Coach John Beam on Jordan -- "Jordan has unbelievable ability with a tremendous upside. He is a well-liked young man by his teammates and coaches."