Beau Hershberger has offers from Northern Colorado, Sacramento State and Yale but one Pac-12 school in particular is showing lots of interest and the Granite Bay, Calif., linebacker believes a new offer might be near.
"I think Oregon State could be really close," Hershberger said.
"We have constant e-mails back and forth and there is a lot of communication there. I'm getting a lot of attention from them so after I get these first two games under my belt we'll see how it goes."
The three-star prospect who looked good at the Oakland NIKE Camp said an offer from the Beavers would be huge but he might still weigh all his options before making a decision.
That might mean Hershberger, who said Cal has also recently reached out, would slow things down to see if other programs jumped in after Oregon State but there's no question a Pac-12 offer would be important in his recruitment.
"That would be huge," Hershberger said.
"My whole family would probably take me out to dinner. We'd all be celebrating. I'm just taking my time, though, discussing things with my family and figuring out what would be best."
The first few games for Granite Bay will be important for Hershberger, who will play some linebacker and some defensive end this season.
Granite Bay opens this weekend against powerhouse Westlake Village (Calif.) Westlake and then faces Westlake Village (Calif.) Oaks Christian in Week 2. It's almost a certainty those game films will be sent out to college coaches for further review.
"I'm going to play defensive end and linebacker," Hershberger said.
"We have different things working out there. If we're playing a team that's going to be passing a little bit more we're going to be stunting and blitzing me and putting pressure on the quarterback so it's going to be a mix of both positions."