Beavs find verbal No. 5 in Oklahoma

DAX DILBECK

LAST MONTH, OKLAHOMA playmaker Dax Dilbeck told BF.C he would be setting up a weekly call with the Oregon State coaches to keep in touch over the summer. A few weeks later, it was decision time. Dilbeck plays quarterback at Deer Creek High in Edmond, Okla., but he'll be lining up elsewhere for the Beavers. The 6-1, 185-pounder becomes the fifth known verbal commitment in OSU's 2009 class.

Dax Dilbeck had a feeling when he took his first visit to Corvallis last month that Oregon State might well be his college destination. As his summer schedule began to slow down the past couple of weeks, the feeling became stronger.

"I just felt comfortable when I got there. The coaches, with everything they were doing, I could just see myself going to school there," said Dilbeck.

And so Tuesday afternoon, he called up OSU assistant Danny Langsdorf to tell him he wanted to be a Beaver.

"I told him I was going to commit and I could tell he was pretty excited," said Dilbeck. "We had built a pretty good relationship.. just from me going up there and talking every week. We were both excited, I was really excited too.

"It was a plus to get it done before the season starts...practice will start towards the first of August."

OSU LIKES DILBECK as either a receiver, cornerback or safety.

"Oregon State, it was just a school that I think fits me really well. Everything about it -- the town of Corvallis, the opportunity to play in the Pac-10 and the coaches, all of it fits me really well," said Dilbeck. "I've talked to him about all of those positions and it came down to him saying what was most comfortable for me and what I can contribute for them the most. I think any of those positions, once I get up there, we'll just see what fits me best."

DILBECK WAS OFFERED in June by Oregon State following an impressive showing at one of the Beavs' one day camp events. At the camp, the OSU coaches took a long look at him at both defensive back and wide receiver positions.

His junior season, Dilbeck rushed for 1,235 yards and 17 touchdowns in Deer Creek's run-oriented attack, while passing for 547 yards and another seven TDs.

Dilbeck is also an exceptional student, maintaining a perfect straight-A average through high school.

Dilbeck qualified for states in track and field his junior year, finishing fifth in the 400 meters and and seventh in the 100 meters, where he clocked a time of 10.8. His personal best in the 100-m is 10.6.

"I'm just excited to get out there to Corvallis," said Dilbeck.

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