Let’s step back for a moment and reset: the Pacific Northwest was the best and most successful region at the Pac-12 conference in September. There is only one Pac-12 game left this month, Friday (September 30) game between the Washington Huskies and undefeated UCLA. The month is coming to an end, and the Northwest is in the middle of things. Oregon and Washington state played a thriller. Washington is invincible. The State of Oregon nearly toppled USC.
This brings us to the Beavers.
College recruiting analyst Brandon Huffman spends a lot of time studying Pac-12 recruiting and the West. At the San Jose Mercury News he offered some notes and ideas ahead of this weekend’s game between USC and Oregon State.
Oregon State has a huge opportunity this week, with USC coming to town and the Beavers looking for their first 4-0 start since 2012.
They should have an incendiary atmosphere in the Reser stadium for a large number of visitors.
Huffman noted that Aiden Childs, a four-star quarterback from Downey, California, was planning to attend the game.
Childs will likely try to recruit a four-star devotee who is currently committed to another school: cornerback Dalen Austin, who is committed to LSU. Beavers are associated with it. His older brother Alex is an Oregon cornerback.
Dalen Austin, although committed to LSU, still has an offer from USC.
Another OSU involvement in the game: unranked linebacker Isaiah Chisolm, who preferred the USC Bobrovs and California Golden Bears last summer.
An eye-opening name from the class of 2024 at the USC-Oregon State game: three-star cornerback Nikko Klemm of Eugene.
He is an elite state player and the son of Oregon offensive line coach Adrian Klemm.
One has to wonder how much a USC win (losing Oregon) will affect any of these recruiting dramas.
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