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Dashon Hunt kept the Oregon State Beavers hanging.
The four-star cornerback from Westlake Village, Calif., long ago gave his verbal commitment to the Beavers, but on Wednesday he didn't send in his letter of intent until early afternoon.
Hunt, who got offers from numerous schools, including Nebraska, UCLA, and Washington, had 32 tackles, two forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries as a senior as Westlake High School. He also ran for 404 yards and five touchdowns as a running back.
Hunt was the highest-ranked player in Oregon State's 2013 recruiting class, but the Beavers and coach Mike Riley are known for finding overlooked talent. Brothers Jacquizz and James Rodgers weren't highly recruited, nor was Jordan Poyer, who finished his college career this past season as one of the most decorated cornerbacks in the school's history.
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After an exciting 9-4 season with big wins on the national stage, Oregon State was primed for a huge recruiting season. Mike Riley didn’t disappoint, delivering some huge defensive prospects to Beavers Nation.
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