Smith­son Val­ley RB on Beavers’ radar

Austin American-Statesman - - SPORTS BRIEFING -

Texas has been fer­tile re­cruit­ing soil for Ore­gon State, and Mike Ri­ley and his staff might dip into the Lone Star state again.

The Beavers worked the state for an elec­tric pair of brothers in James and Jac­quizz Rodgers and are court­ing Smith­son Val­ley run­ning back Lawrence Mat­ti­son. The 6-1, 230pound tail­back hasn’t qual­i­fied aca­dem­i­cally yet, but Mat­ti­son has sched­uled a re­cruit­ing visit to Cor­val­lis, Ore., in Jan­uary. Arkansas, Hous­ton and Ari­zona State is also look­ing at the run­ning back.Both Mat­ti­son and his high school head coach, Larry Hill, took in Ore­gon State’s Alamo Bowl prac­tice Wed­nes­day at Ben­son Field on the In­car­nate Word cam­pus.

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