From what I’m hearing, he’s considering Oregon State, Portland, and Gonzaga. He wants to stay close to home and play major ball. I don’t see why he can’t do that at Oregon State.
With the loss of Florida C Isaiah Manderson (who I think would be the first person to come because of Wayne Tinkle’s bigs-oriented motion inside out offense), that leaves the Beavers with 3 available scholarships in 2015. 2 will be going to the coaches’ sons, and I think one goes to Eubanks. This lines up with the mission of Tinkle laid out in May at his hiring conference: Take Back the Northwest. Getting a good player from the state benefits the Beavs. Getting one that has great upside is a plus.
It’s ended up that for the most part, the losses of Faust and Manderson could be positive with accelerating the progress of the Tinkle era with making more scholarships available. In 2016 is when things really get interesting, with 6 players graduating. I would imagine that the staff would bring in a transfer from another school or a Juco since the 2016-17 season would feature (assuming zero attrition): 2 seniors, 2 juniors, and 3 sophomores. Getting some junior transfers would be imperative.
This kid has length, good athleticism, and soft hands. He also is a very Oregonian looking white kid. I think he would thrive in Corvallis, and I think the kid knows it too. Times will be tough, but things are looking brighter with a new coach who is making a concerted effort to get players close to home.