COMMIT: Beavs land L.A. tackling machine

COMMIT: Beavs land L.A. tackling machine

IF THIS KEEPS UP, Oregon State will be about done with its 2011 class in a matter of weeks. The Beavs have landed their eighth known verbal commit in the last 11 days -- Josh Williams, a relentless linebacker out of the Los Angeles area who plans to arrive in Corvallis in January. His senior season, all he did was rack up 110 tackles.

For Williams, out of Salesian High, he says things began to get serious with Oregon State back in February.

And the catalyst of how he jumped onto the OSU radar was the youtube video of the 6-2, 210-pounder, which you can see embedded directly below.



Once on the OSU campus, things fell into place, he said.

"It was a positive atmosphere when I went up on my trip," said Williams. "They just won me over...it felt like family out there and it was easy to make my decision."

WILLIAMS DURING HIS senior campaign in 2009 logged 110 tackles, (60 solo), with three forced fumbles and was named first team all-Northeast region.

"But Oregon State really wanted to see what kind of person I was before they offered me...so I think it was the second day they offered me. (On the field) they like my explosion, they like how I hit and they like my footwork," said Williams.

WILLIAMS WAS A few points shy of a qualifying score and will use this fall to get his qualification status squared away.

His plan is to then join the Beavs in January, be able to go through spring ball and get a head start on all things Oregon State student-athlete prior to the Beavs' fall camp in 2011 -- similar to how Kenzel Doe and Jeremy Reynolds in the '11 class plan on graduating and arriving in Corvallis in January.

Williams becomes part of a Beaver class that includes WR Kenzel Doe, QB Peter Ashton, OT Justin Addie, CB Jeremy Reynolds, WR Chris Lampkins, WR Tyrequek Zimmerman and OG Connor Thomas.

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