February 8, 2012
Scouting Report: Offensive backfield
College programs are always on the lookout for top calibur quarterbacks and
running backs who have the ability to become the face of the program. The Beavers
evaluated a lot of candidates at various camps and walked away with 'their number one guy' in gun slinger Brent VanderVeen.
VanderVeen is cut from the mold of former Oregon State greats. He has good height and size and tremendous strength. During one of the June camps, he showed that he could make the throws needed to be successful in Coach Riley's offense.
The Beavers already have a stable of talented running backs, but Chris Brown was too talented to pass up. Brown was one of three backs who the staff identified early and pursued. It is a testament to first year coach Chris Brasfield for securing a top level back with the youth that is already on the roster.
The BeaverBlitz Scouting Reports are based on the experience we've had
at the NIKE and College Camps in addition to first hand accounts from high school
and junior college coaches that have worked with these players. We take into
consideration information from the player, the physical attributes of each athlete,
and information from other evaluators. We have taken the time to do film evaluation
of each recruit. We've also tracked many of the in-state athletes through out
their high school careers. The following comments are strictly our observations
and opinions and do not reflect those of the Oregon State coaching staff.
OREGON STATE 2012 RECRUITING CLASS - QUARTERBACK/RUNNING
BRENT VANDERVEEN • QB • 6-5 • 203 • - • 5.7 • Arroyo Grande, CA
On the Hoof: He fits the mold of Beaver quarterbacks of the past...tall with a live arm. The only difference from past QBs is that VanderVeen also runs very well and is not just a pocket passer...pass first QB and run second which is nice for him to already have ingrained in his mind.
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