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Big victory impresses Ragin

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Johnny Ragin III has been to Oregon State a few times but this past weekend was especially memorable for the Wilsonville, Ore., linebacker who saw one of the best wins in program history.
The Beavers upset then-No. 13 Wisconsin and Ragin was in attendance watching closely since they have already offered. It was a huge victory and could help in Ragin's recruitment but it's still too early for that to be determined.
"The atmosphere was great," Ragin said.
"All the Beaver fans were pumped up and you could just feel all the energy in there. When the Beavers pulled off that great win everybody stormed the field and it just shows how much Beaver Nation loves their team a lot.
"The Beaver defense played great. They played really lockdown defense and Wisconsin really couldn't get anything going on the offensive front. Brandin Cooks had a great game along with Sean Mannion, he played really well, too."
For many, the Oregon State victory was a huge surprise but Ragin has seen Oregon State in preseason workouts and felt things have turned the corner.
Ragin, who shined this summer at The Opening, said he was impressed with what he's seen from this season's Beavers team.
"I've always known they're a great program," Ragin said.
"Every program has a few slip-ups but they came out strong. I could see it in practice when I went to visit them so it was just great to see them pull out that win."
Not much is new in Ragin's recruitment with offers from Oregon State and BYU so far. He said Cal, UCLA and Boise State continue to show interest but no new offers yet.
"There's nothing too new right now," Ragin said.
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