Beau Hershberger will be playing more linebacker than defensive end in his senior season and the Granite Bay, Calif., three-star prospect hopes it pays off.
Oregon State and Cal are the two main Pac-12 schools showing interest in Hershberger, who looked good at the Oakland NIKE Camp and he's hoping to receive more interest as his senior season starts.
"I'm built more like a linebacker than I am a defensive end and they want to see me in that position," Hershberger said. "That's where I'm playing this year so it will be exciting to hear what they think.
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"We open up with two of our biggest games of the season against Westlake and Oaks Christian and I want to show the coaches what I can do against elite teams like that. I am excited to see the results."
The 6-foot-2, 225-pound recruit has offers from Yale, Northern Colorado and Sacramento State so far but he's optimistic others will come in soon.
He's been talking a lot to Oregon State and he recently visited Yale. Hershberger said he's undecided whether he'd prefer staying closer to home or going to the Ivy League and he's glad he still has some time to consider both options.
"I'm still undecided," Hershberger said. "I'm waiting to see what offers come in and when my senior year is done I should be ready to make that decision.
"I think I'm going to wait. I would love to get one of the Pac-12 offers. I feel like one is coming. I've been in close contact with coach (Jay) Locey from Oregon State and they all just want to see the linebacker film."
The three-star also took an unofficial visit to San Jose State recently and things look good.
"I got toured around by the coaching staff and got to work out for them a little bit," Hershberger said. "I think they're pretty close to offering."