Kris Richardson confirmed Sunday that wide receiver Tyler Trosin has committed to Oregon State and the Folsom, Calif., coach said he believes Trosin made a great decision and he couldn't be happier that one of his star receivers will play for the Beavers.
"With what they do on offense, the role they're looking for him to play is that slot receiver and they used James Rodgers in that role," Richardson said. "He's able to run the jet sweep and he's able to get out in pass schemes. It's a great fit.
"(Coach) Mike Riley has been there. When you're a young player and you're trying to pick a school you want to go somewhere and you always hope the coach you commit to is going to be there. Mike Riley left and came back and I think, from what I know, he's staying at Oregon State for a long time. That helps."
Trosin is a 5-foot-11, 185-pound two-star receiver by Rivals.com who has a great chance to move up in the next round of rankings especially since he has 66 receptions for 1,216 yards and 24 touchdowns this season. He's also rushed for a few scores.
Folsom is coming off a 41-20 victory against previously undefeated Sacramento Grant in the playoffs and that's especially exciting since Grant beat the Bulldogs, 49-14, in the season opener.
Trosin has been an important cog in Folsom's high-octane offense and Richardson said he's pleased that one of his best players is headed to a school that should fit Trosin perfectly.
Arizona State, Washington State, Iowa State and Sacramento State had also offered Trosin but Oregon State was a favorite since early on and he decided to recently commit and end his recruitment.
"Mike Riley's reputation as a head coach is probably tops of anyone on the West Coast," Richardson said. "It's that small-town feel of a college town and Tyler really, really enjoyed that when he was up there checking it out and I think it's a great fit for him.
"I would have been a little nervous for Tyler being in a bigger town, a bigger city, maybe he gets swallowed up when you're a small-town guy from Folsom. When you're going to a great town like Corvallis I don't think he could make a better decision on where he's going."