OSU FIRST LOOK: Strong Northwest 2012 crop

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WITH THE INK barely dry on the 2011 Letters of Intent, it's time to take a first, in-depth look at Northwest prospects already on the radar of the Oregon State coaching staff for 2012. Here's the skinny on 15 seniors-to-be coming off big junior years -- prospects who could be among the most talked about in Oregon State recruiting circles over the coming year.

The following is not meant to be a Top-15 list, rather it is a look at some of the outstanding soon-to-be seniors who 1) distinguished themselves in 2010 and 2) look to have the two factors Mike Riley is looking for in his recruits.. During his Signing Day presser last week, Riley stressed that no matter the position, finding athletes who possess two things -- exceptional speed and athleticism...