The Oregon State Beavers once again proves they are a major player when it comes to recruiting the island paradise of Hawaii. The Beavers landed their first commitment of the recruiting season from a sleeper from Honolulu.
The player is offensive lineman Ryan Pohl (6-4, 250, 5.2) from Honolulu Kamahameha.
Pohl took to the road this summer camping at both Oregon and Oregon State and his stock soared exponentially.
At the Oregon Duck Camp, Pohl was selected senior offensive lineman of the camp. Though Oregon State doesn't have awards it is apparent Pohl was quite special at their camp because he was offered a scholie and the rest is as they say history.
Pohl is considered an outstanding all-around athlete who was an all-league soccer player as a junior. What does that tell you about his feet?
"I chose Oregon State because of the coaching staff," Pohl said. "The coaches are there to support you."
"I feel that Oregon State will support me academically and socially," Pohl said. "I also think that the program is going in the right direction under Coach (Mike) Riley. Plus the campus is very nice."
The scouting report on Pohl is he's very flexible and can really bend his knees. Of course the already mentioned excellent footwork.
Like most Hawaiian islanders, Pohl has good natural strength. Just today (July 7th) he benched 225-pounds, 13 times and squatted 225-pounds, 39 times and he has recorded a 29-inch vertical.
Pohl's best days on the gridiron are ahead of him.
Oregon State wins the services of Pohl over Oregon, Washington, Utah, UNLV and New Mexico.
Oregon State picks up an excellent sleeper prospect in Pohl.