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BREAKING: Beavers land Texan yardage machine

BEAVS LAND RUNNING BACK MVP

IF YOU THOUGHT Oregon State was done recruiting for the 2009 class, think again. Saturday night, the Beavers extended a full ride to a Texan who was a unanimous MVP of his district -- and racked up the second most single season rushing yards in his school's history during his senior campaign. And he verbally committed to the Beavers on the spot and sight unseen.

Alvin High running back Ashton Jefferson is a Beaver. "Coach (Danny) Langsdorf called me today and he said that he's got an offer for now instead of a grayshirt," said Jefferson. It didn't take long for Jefferson, who had been verbally committed to Utah State, to go black and orange despite the fact he has never been to Oregon State's campus. "I...

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