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Inside OSU & Riley's major recruiting shift

Inside OSU & Riley's major recruiting shift

NOT LONG AGO, Oregon State football was the little engine that couldn't. The Beavers consistently signed unknown in-state talent, rarely reached past The Rockies for recruits, and hardly ever did they sign nationally recognized high school or JUCO players. That has all changed, with Beaver recruiting spreading it's wings under Mike Riley during his second stint in Corvallis.

National exposure has since come with the program's recent successes and has allowed coaches into living rooms that used to be nearly impossible to get into during the Avezzano, Kragthorp, and Pettibone eras. Since the return of Mike Riley in 2003, the Beavers have begun to spread their wings and recruit in several states which were foreign to the program just a decade ago -- recent hauls from...

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