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AHMED MOKHTAR IS A BEAVER

NOT QUITE TWO WEEKS AGO, running back Ahmed Mokhtar said he felt he would verbally commit before the fall in order to focus on his final prep campaign. But he needed to be sure he was making the right choice, too. A visit this weekend to Oregon State provided all the evidence he would need, and he made his pledge to Lee Hull and Mike Riley.

Mokhtar was in Corvallis Friday for the Beavers' Preview Day and by the time he left, had made the call on where he would spend his college years. "I committed to Oregon State," said Mokhtar. At the Preview Day, the 6-0, 215-pound running back out of Santa Ana, Calif., asked recruiting area coach Hull if he could have a few additional words with Riley before leaving for home. After the trio had...

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