Blake Harrah is hearing from a few programs but Oregon State was the first to offer and the defensive end from Mission Viejo (Calif.) Saddleback C.C. said the Beavers have moved right to the top of his list.
"I believe they were watching me last year," Harrah said. "I'm very interested in Oregon State. I love the program and I'd be really excited to go there.
"It definitely puts them right at the top but I'm keeping my options open until I talk with my family about everything. They're definitely at the top right now."
Iowa State stopped by Saddleback during preseason workouts and Marshall has also been showing interest but Oregon State leads after the offer came last weekend. No other programs have offered at this point.
Harrah, a 6-foot-3, 255-pound prospect, plans to be a December graduate. Oregon State defensive line coach Joe Seumalo was the one who called about the offer.
Harrah's father, Dennis, played at Miami and for 13 seasons in the NFL for the Los Angeles Rams as an offensive lineman. He was selected No. 11 overall in the 1975 NFL Draft.
A graduate from Temecula (Calif.) Temecula Valley in 2008, Harrah decided to grayshirt at Orange Coast College before going to Saddleback. He will have three years to play two at whichever college he chooses.
In eight games last season at Saddleback, Harrah finished with 10 tackles (one for loss) and a fumble recovery.
Saddleback hosts Chaffey at 6 p.m. Saturday. Harrah has not yet set up an official visit to Oregon State because he's still waiting for some paperwork to arrive at his home.