Louisiana 'backer picks Oregon State

Senior inside linebacker X'Zavier Preston (Shreveport, La./Evangel Christian) has committed to play in the Pac-12 for Oregon State, multiple sources report.

Houston, Louisiana-Lafayette and Memphis also extended scholarship offers to the 5-foot-11, 225-pound defender. LSU, among others, showed interest.

Preston is commitment No. 6 for the Beavers and their first from outside of the West Coast.