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Rory Ross in '06, about 50 pounds ago

SUCCESSFUL RECRUITING at Oregon State means having the ability to project, to identify a "skinny" offensive lineman with the frame, quick feet and skills that will serve the team well down the road. And, of course, you have to land that recruit. OSU did that last year with Rory Ross. And having grayshirted this season, he'll arrive looking a whole lot different than he did at this time last year.

About 50 pounds different. Coming out of Peoria, Ariz., Ross checked in at 6-foot-4 and 250 pounds when he signed with OSU last year. He'll start classes at Oregon State next month as a 6-4.5, 300-pound freshman. "I'll be checking in (at Oregon State) Jan. 3," said Ross. "I've just been working out, running, trying to get my weight up. I'm actually about 300, now." Ross also put on the "good...

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