Uchenna Nwosu wants to hold off on a commitment but the Harbor City (Calif.) Narbonne linebacker said if he was forced to make a decision Oregon State would win out.
"I was thinking about holding off a little longer to see what my options would be but if I had to commit right now it would be Oregon State," Nwosu said.
The 6-foot-2, 185-pound prospect who looked good this past weekend at the Battle at the Beach 7on7 tournament in Huntington Beach, Calif., said the biggest reason why the Beavers stand out is because of his growing relationship with linebackers coach Trent Bray.
The two apparently hit it off during Oregon State's satellite camp this summer in Southern California and now the Beavers could be tough to beat in Nwosu's recruitment.
"They are standing out right now," Nwosu said.
"Coach Bray stands out. He taught me so much and he's a really nice guy to talk to and he helped me so much. I can go to him any time, ask him any questions and he helps me out. He's just a great guy."
So far, the Harbor City Narbonne prospect has been offered by Oregon State and Portland State. He said Wyoming and San Jose State are showing the most interest.
The Beavers are definitely the frontrunner in his recruitment and Nwosu said he wants to visit Corvallis soon but he's not sure of a timetable for that yet.
"I have to talk to my parents about that first," Nwosu said. "I was talking to my dad about (taking a trip to Oregon State) and he said he'll talk to me more about that once he gets focused in."