Oregon State's successful weekend wasn't limited to its 21-7 victory over Utah that kept then undefeated and ranked among the top 10 teams in the country. While the Beavers didn't gain any commitments from their official visitors, the three recruits on campus all had very positive things to say about the experience.
Cornerback L.J. Moore (Fresno, Calif./Central) would be a big pull out of Southern California for the Beavers. This was Moore's third official visit, and the Beavers have been in the mix from the beginning for the four-star cornerback. He said he enjoyed the college town atmosphere and has a close relationship with the Beavers coaching staff.
One of the few Pac-12 programs without a quarterback commitment in its 2013 recruiting class, Oregon State received an official visit from a big-time prospect in three-star quarterback Luke Del Rio (Highlands Ranch, Colo./Valor Christian). Del Rio committed to Oklahoma State in May and said the Cowboys always had been a favorite program of his growing up, but the Beavers put their best foot forward over the weekend, and used the arm of backup quarterback Cody Vaz to do so.
On his way back from the trip, Del Rio posted to his twitter account: "So tired I'm about to pass out in this airport... #SignOfAGreatWeekend #Success"
The third visitor was running back Damien Haskins (New Boston, Texas/New Boston), who committed to Memphis in June. The Beavers certainly have had success with stocky tailbacks out of Texas, as Jacquizz Rodgers became a star at Oregon State. Haskins is notably bigger than Rodgers was, but at 5-foot-9 and 215 pounds, it appears likely that he could fill that bowling ball back role in Corvallis, though his commitment to Memphis is still intact in the immediate aftermath of the visit.
Oregon State has received verbal commitment from just nine players in the Class of 2013, but as the wins and visits continue to pile up, it wouldn't be surprising to see that number increase in a hurry over the coming weeks and months.