Richard Mullaney had a huge senior season and during his visit to Oregon State this past weekend was told if he works hard enough then the Thousand Oaks, Calif., standout might see the field as a freshman.
It will all depend on how he performs in fall practice and Mullaney, a 6-foot-3, 185-pound wide receiver, is looking forward to getting his chance.
"They said they're going to give me an opportunity," Mullaney said. "They said when I'm coming into camp to be ready to compete. They said however my camp goes is how they'll decide whether I'll redshirt or get on the field."
Mullaney believes Oregon State's coaching staff. Always has ever since he started getting recruited by the Beavers and that's one big reason why the three-star recruit committed in early September.
Oregon State's coaching staff stands out to a lot of prospects including Mullaney, who said his official visit weekend went great.
"I really enjoyed my trip a lot," Mullaney said. "I love the coaching staff up there and I love the family atmosphere they bring.
"They're straightforward people. They're going to tell you how it is and they really do care. They let you know you're going to be important and they tell you how it is."
Mullaney finished with 122 receptions for 1,703 yards and 20 touchdowns in his senior season and a lot of Oregon State fans are excited about the receivers the Beavers are brining in this recruiting cycle.
With Mullaney, Brandin Cooks, Tyler Trosin and Tyrequek Zimmerman already in the fold at wide receiver, Oregon State is reloading at that position with quality talent all around. Mullaney said he knows it.
"It's a great group so far," Mullaney said. "I talked to Brandin Cooks a little bit this weekend. I've seen his tapes and he's a great athlete so I'm excited."