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VERBAL No. 3: In-state OL's film the catalyst

MIKE BEATON IS a testament to the power of motion pictures. Oregon State has been recruiting him since his sophomore year but the black and orange interest took a sharp upturn when the coaches saw tape of his junior season. That interest turned red hot after his performances at two OSU camp events this summer, and it wasn't long before he became a Beav.

Mike Beaton (6-2.5, 280), out of Dallas, Oregon, sent his junior tape to Jay Locey. It garnered critical acclaim. "He showed it to the offensive and defensive line coaches and he said they liked what they saw. So I went to their half-day (camp event) earlier this year and then also their team camp," said Beaton. The 6-2.5, 280-pounder, who projects at guard or center for Oregon State...

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