Big week in OSU football recruiting

2010-07-02T21:45:00Z 2010-07-02T23:02:27Z Big week in OSU football recruitingBy Cliff Kirkpatrick, Gazette-Times Reporter Corvallis Gazette Times

The Oregon State football team has received two verbal commitments from Texas, another from North Carolina, and a late greyshirt from the usual recruiting grounds of Southern California.

Wide receiver Kenzel Doe of Oak Ridge Academy in North Carolina will join his teammates receiver Chris Lampkins and cornerback Jeremy Reynolds in the 2011 class, according to their coach Otis Yelverton.

Doe is an unranked 5-foot-8, 171-pounder who chose the Beavers over Wisconsin. He attended camps for both schools before picking.

"He's like the Rodgers brothers," said Yelverton, describing Doe's ability. "You are not going to get guys who take a chance on a 5-8 guy, even though he has 4.4 speed. That's one thing about coach (Mike) Riley, he takes a chance on the little guys."

The Texas athletes are dual threat quarterback Peter Ashton from Faith Christian High in Keller and running back Storm Woods from Pflugerville, according to

Ashton is an unranked 6-3, 185-pounder who had offers from Eastern Kentucky and North Texas. He was first-team all-state as a safety, and also punted. Ashton threw for 960 yards and 12 touchdowns and rushed for 914 yards and eight TDs.

Dallas Cowboys quarterback Jon Kitna recommended him to Riley, who invited Ashton to a camp to evaluate him.

Woods is an unranked 6-foot, 200-pounder who made an unofficial visit to campus. He had an offer from Tulane; Oklahoma and Louisiana State are starting to show interest, but Woods claims to be a solid commitment.

The Beavers have eight known commitments for this class: a quarterback, running back, three wide receivers, two offensive linemen and one cornerback.

Linebacker Josh Williams from Bishop Mora Salesian High in Los Angeles also impressed the coaches after a visit, and was offered a scholarship. The 6-2, 210-pounder could have been in the 2010 class, but he needed a better test score and didn't know it until it was too late.

Williams plans to take care of the test score in the fall and enroll in January 2011, as a greyshirt, so he's technically not part of this recruiting class.

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