Andersen at press conference

Gary Andersen, Oregon State University's 29th head football coach, meets with the press and Beaver supporters at his first press conference. 

With the news that Wisconsin defensive line coach Chad Kauha’aha’a and offensive line coach T.J. Woods are reportedly joining Gary Andersen at OSU, it makes for some interesting recruiting speculation.

Several Wisconsin commits could be taking a long, hard look at coming to Corvallis to play for Andersen, in part because they were recruited by Kauha’aha’a or Woods.

Most notable for OSU fans might be quarterback Austin Kafentzis of Sandy, Utah.

Kafentzis is 6-foot-1, 194-pounds, runs a 4.42-second 40 and reportedly wants to play quarterback.

His decision on whether he sticks with his commitment to the Badgers will probably come down to what position he would play under the new head coach.

Kafentzis was recruited by Kauha’aha’a and UW offensive coordinator Andy Ludwig.

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Three players from California might be interested in staying on the West Coast and playing for Andersen:

Offensive tackle Kevin Estes of San Marcos, tight end Kyle Penniston of Santa Ana and defensive tackle Olive Sagapolu of Santa Ana were all recruited by Kauha’aha’a.

Estes is 6-6, 273 with a three-star rating and would be a pure tackle at OSU, a rarity for the Beavers in recent years. Woods also recruited Estes.

Penniston (6-4, 232) is ranked as the No. 12 tight end in the nation and has a four-star rating. Ohio State’s Urban Meyer is reportedly making a push at bringing him to Columbus.

Sagapolu is a 6-3, 300-pounder with a three-star rating.

Another possibility could be Elu Aydon, a 6-3, 310-pound defensive tackle from American Samoa, also recruited by Kauha’aha’a.

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