The Oregon State Beavers did more than just win a game yesterday they also ended up landing one of the Northwest area's top tight end prospects.
The Beavers landed three-star tight end Joe Halahuni (6-2, 220, 4.7) from Orting, Wash.
"The visit to Oregon State went great," Halahuni said. "It was great."
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"I ended up committing to Oregon State," Halahuni said. "I committed to Coach (Mike) Riley this morning."
"I just said to Coach Riley that Oregon State is where I want to be," Halahuni said. "Oregon State is where I'm going to school."
"I felt really comfortable with everyone – the coaches and the players," Halahuni said. "I talked to some of the players last night and I felt real comfortable about the whole situation."
Though Halahuni is one of the best tight end prospects in the northwest the Beavers recruited him more as an athlete.
"Oregon State said they're not sure where I'll play," Halahuni said. "I could end up playing wide receiver, tight end or H-Back."
Halahuni is off to a great start for his senior season. He is one of the main reasons Orting high school is off to a perfect 5-0 record.
As a receiver, Halahuni has about 20 receptions for almost 400 yards and six receiving touchdowns.
Halahuni is also carrying the rock. He has picked up 350 yards on 20 carries and has scored five rushing touchdowns.
Oregon State wins the services of Halahuni over Utah, Washington State and Montana.
"I feel great about Oregon State," Halahuni said. "I feel I made the right choice."
"Oregon State played a great game yesterday," Halahuni said. "It was back and forth, it was an awesome game."
Rivals.com ranks Halahuni as the nation's No. 34 tight end prospect for the class of 2006 and he made the Rivals.com preseason Washington Top 25 team landing as the Evergreen State's No. 15 prospect at any position.