Uchenna Nwosu had been hearing from Oregon State, he had received all the recruiting mail, but even he was surprised when the Beavers offered.
The Harbor City (Calif.) Narbonne defensive back who could also move to outside linebacker was one of the top performers at Oregon State's satellite camp in Southern California last week and now the Beavers are under serious consideration.
"I was hearing from them previously," Nwosu said. "They said they were looking forward to working with me.
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"It is a huge offer. I wasn't expecting them to offer me. I knew they wanted to work with me, but to offer me this soon it was a big surprise to me."
Nwosu, a 6-foot-2, 185-pound prospect, said he's still learning about the Oregon State program and he especially likes the coaching staff.
That could play a factor as things continue and even though the Harbor City Narbonne recruit likes the Beavers a lot, he's not ready to make any commitment just yet.
"I heard about coach (Trent) Bray and some of the other coaches," Nwosu said.
"I heard they're good coaches and good people to talk to and if I have any questions I know I could go right to them and they'd help me out.
"I just want to hold off and keep my options open."
Nwosu is also hearing from Wyoming and San Jose State plus he has an offer from Portland State. The Harbor City Narbonne recruit will camp with San Jose State this weekend and said those are the only schools he's hearing from so far in his recruitment.