Originally posted on NorthWest Sports Beat  |  Last updated 2/14/12
Riley’s New Toys The Oregon State Beavers began last season with a shocking loss to FCS Sacramento State in their first game of the season and things never got better. The Beavers lost their first 4 games and ended with a 3-9 record. It will not be easy for head coach Mike Riley to get the Beavers back to being one of the better teams in the Pac 12, but Oregon State did have a pretty good 2012 recruiting class. 23 players signed to play for Oregon State 13 offensive players, 9 defensive players, and 1 specialist. Here is a look at some of the possible impact players for the Beavers this season. The Beavers lost 3 of their starting offensive lineman to graduation and that is a concern heading into this season. 6’3″ OG Isaac Seumalo was one of only 2 4-star recruits OSU signed and he is the 3rd highest OG according to Rivals. He may play right away and some other offensive lineman that the Beavers signed are C Grant Bays (6’3″, 290-lb) and G Garrett Weinreich (6’6″ 290-lb.). TE Caleb Smith
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