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Recruiting Roundup

THE VERBAL COMMITMENT of running back Chris Brown illustrates yet another truism of recruiting. Meanwhile, does Caleb Smith stay with the Beavs, and what about those positions of need?

Oregon State needed corners, safeties and linebackers most, said Mike Riley a couple weeks ago. There didn't look to be near as much a need at running back – Malcolm Agnew and Storm Woods were true freshmen this year. So was Terron Ward. Jovan Stevenson just completed his junior year, and Jordan Jenkins will...