4-star center Dylan Lopez, former USC commit, chooses Oregon State


The Oregon State Beavers are undergoing a recruiting turnaround thanks to recent competitive seasons under head coach Jonathan Smith.

Thursday, the Beavs got another verbal commitment, this time from Dylan Lopez, the nation's No. 2 center (ESPN), after officially visiting Oregon State on June 11th. 

The 6'3", 280-pound lineman had committed to USC in November 2020 before reopening his recruitment in April 2021. 

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ESPN ranks Lopez as a four-star prospect as the nation's No. 2 center and No. 28 player in Florida. 247Sports composite ranking has Lopez as the nation's No. 26 interior offensive lineman and No. 91 player in Florida as well as the No. 651 player nationally. 

Lopez held offers from USC, Washington State, Michigan State, Colorado, Cal, Arizona State, Kansas and Syracuse.