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Oregon State Beavers sign 15 recruits on National Signing Day

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National Signing Day is here!

It was a big day for college football and high school athletes across the country. 

For Oregon State and head coach Jonathan Smith, they're looking to build into a winning, bowl-eligible program.

On Wednesday, fifteen student-athletes signed with the Oregon State football program for the 2021 season

Here's information surrounding all of the recruits: 

Heneli Bloomfield | OL | 6-3, 300 | Sandy, Utah | Jordan HS/Utah State

• Will enter Oregon State as a sophomore after transferring from Utah State • Played in 16 games for Utah State, starting four • Played in 13 games in 2019, starting four

• Totaled 17 knockdowns as a redshirt freshman in 2019, including seven against Nevada on Oct. 19 • Saw action in three games as a freshman in 2018, and redshirted

• Letterwinner for Jordan High School

• Earned Utah Class 5A First-Team All-State honors from the De- seret News as a defensive tackle as a senior. Also named Second- Team All-State by the Salt Lake Tribune • Was also named to the USA Today High School Sports 2016 American Family Insurance All-USA Utah Football Second-Team

• Tallied 36 tackles as a senior along with five tackles for loss • Played center and right tackle as a junior and senior and led Jordan HS in pancake blocks. Jordan averaged 45.5 points per game his junior year, as well as 322.5 passing yards and 230.6 rushing yards • Part of an offensive line that helped Jordan pass for 3,507 yards and rush for 1,420 yards in 2016 • Also lettered in wrestling and baseball • Son of Nina Bloomfield • Has four brothers and sisters

 

Bryce Caufield | TE | 6-5, 220 | Lake Oswego, Ore. | Lakeridge HS

 

 

• Three-year letterwinner for head coach Spencer Phillips • Saw action at tight end, wide receiver, defensive back and outside linebacker at Lakeridge • Served as team captain for two seasons • Earned first-team all-league honors on defense during his high school career • Caught 10 passes for 643 yards and eight touchdowns as a junior. Defensively, made 59 tackles with five interceptions • Recorded one interception and 10 pass deflections as a sophomore • Also lettered in basketball and volleyball

• Born in Richland, Wash. • Son of Courtnay and Grant Caufield • Has one sister, Sydney, and one brother, Brandon • Intends to study kinesiology at Oregon State • Would like to be a chiropractor or physical therapist after his play- ing career • Is a hospital volunteer • Chose Oregon State because of “the program, coaching staff, competitiveness, community, reputation and the home-town team.”

 

Deshaun Fenwick | RB | 6-1, 220 | Bradenton, Fla. | Braden River HS/South Carolina

• Will enter Oregon State as a redshirt sophomore in 2021 after transferring from South Carolina • Played in 15 games from 2018-20, totaling 97 rushing attempts for 523 yards and two touchdowns. Also caught 14 passes - all in 2020 - for 108 yards

• Ran for 297 yards on 54 carries as a redshirt sophomore in 2020, scoring once. Totaled a season-best 82 yards on nine carries on Nov. 14 versus Ole Miss • Ran for 111 yards as a redshirt freshman in 2019. Finished with 102 yards and 18 carries on Nov. 2 against Vanderbilt

• Played in two games as a true freshman in 2018, totaling 115 rush yards. Ran for 112 yards and one score in his collegiate debut Nov. 17 against Chattanooga • Rushed for 1,401 yards and 17 touchdowns as a senior at Braden River High School in 2017

• Led Braden River HS to a 10-2 record as a senior and a berth to the 7A regional semifinals • Third-team all-state as a junior • Rated as the No. 15 all-purpose running back and 86th-best play- er in Florida by 247Sports

• Rivals.com rated him as the No. 32 running back nationally and No. 99 player in the state of Florida • PrepStar All-Southeast Region team • Will major in sociology at Oregon State

Gavin Haines | RB | 6-1, 205 | West Linn, Ore. | West Linn HS

• Three-year letterwinner for head coach Chris Miller • Played both running back and outside linebacker at West Linn High School • Earned first-team all-league and honorable mention all-state honors during his career

• Rushed for 1,620 yards and 21 touchdowns as a junior. Also totaled 396 receiving yards and three touchdowns • As a sophomore, totaled 163 yards rushing, 57 yards receiving and one touchdown

• Son of Kirsten and Gary Haines • Has one sister, Olivia • Has two brothers, Hunter and Alec • On the Honor Roll at West Linn HS • Coaches youth football in his spare time • Intends to study business at Oregon State • Would like to go into sales and management after his playing career • Chose Oregon State “because it feels like home and I feel it will turn me into the best football player and man I can be.”

 

Zach Holmes | OL | 6-3, 285 | West Linn, Ore. | West Linn HS

• Three-year letterwinner for head coach Chris Miller • Team captain and an all-league selection at West Linn High School • Did not allow a sack through his junior season • Also played defensive tackle, where he totaled three sacks and eight tackles for loss as a junior • Also lettered in basketball • Son of Julie and Ryan Holmes • Has one sister, Hailey • Has four brothers: Blake, Tyler, Ryan and Jake • On the Honor Roll at West Linn HS • Intends to study business at Oregon State • Would like to be a private gym owner after his playing career • Chose Oregon State because “Oregon State has been my dream school since I started my recruitment process and I connected very well with the coaching staff.”

EJ Jones | DB | 6-1, 190 | Cape Coral, Fla. | North Fort Myers HS/Ellsworth CC/Kansas

• Will enter Oregon State as a senior after transferring from Kansas • Spent three seasons at Kansas, 2018-20, and saw action in 19 career games • Totaled 34 tackles with four tackles for loss

• Posted 23 tackles in 2020, finishing with three TFLs. Broke up six passes. Tallied a season-best five tackles on Oct. 31 versus Iowa State • Started eight of Kansas’ nine games as a senior

• Played in seven games as a junior, finishing with nine tackles • Did not play as a junior in 2018 • Spent two seasons at Ellsworth Community College in Iowa Falls, Iowa • Rated three stars by Rivals.com out of Ellsworth • Totaled 19 tackles and four interceptions as a sophomore in 2017 • Named Iowa Community College Athletic Association (ICCAC) Defensive Athlete of the Week on Sept. 13, 2017 after helping lead the Panthers to a 35-28 win over Iowa Central. Recorded the game- saving interception and had two interceptions, two pass breakups and two tackles in the win • Posted 11 tackles and three interceptions as a freshman • Lettered at North Fort Myers High School • Recorded 18 tackles as a senior, adding one interception • Son of Collin and Monica Jones • Has two sisters, Cynthia and Samaria • Majored in liberal arts and sciences at Kansas • Chose Oregon State “because it is a great school with a great football program to help me reach my full potential.”

Jack Kane | DB | 6-0, 180 | Fountain Valley, Calif. | Servite HS

 

• Letterwinner for head coach Troy Thomas • Trinity League All-Defensive team selection • Two-year captain • Totaled 52 tackles as a junior, adding one tackle for loss and one interception • Has also competed in rugby • Native of Lakewood, Calif. • Son of Jessica and Steve Kane • Has one sister, Maggie, and two brothers, Ben and Matt • On the honor roll at Servite High School • Served as the freshman and sophomore Vice President • Intends to study business at Oregon State • Would like to go into entrepreneurship after his playing career • Chose Oregon State because of “the great education and the amazing football program.”

Orion Maile-Kaufusi | ILB | 6-3, 210 | Salt Lake City, Utah | East HS

Pronounced My-lay Ka-Fu-See

• Three-year starter for head coach Brandon Matitch • Rated three stars by 247Sports and rated as the No. 14 prospect in the state of Utah • Saw action at both tight end and defensive end at East High School

• Made 93 tackles his senior season, adding nine tackles for loss. Also recorded five sacks • Caught 10 passes for 285 yards and three touchdowns as a senior

• Also lettered in lacrosse and rugby in high school • Son of Darlene and Henry Maile-Kaufusi • Has three brothers: Henry, Kina and Paul • Intends to study business at Oregon State

• On the honor roll at East High School • Cousin of current Oregon State linebacker Doug Taumoelau • Chose Oregon State “because it’s the best fit for me and supports what I want to do in college.”

Josh McCormick | K | 6-1, 170 | Austin, Texas | Akins HS

• Letterwinner for head coach Humberto Garza • Was 7-of-7 on field goal attempts with a long of 47 yards as a junior • Posted an 85 percent touchback ratio his junior year • As a punter, averaged 43 yards per punt • Was a track regional qualifier and competed in the triple and long jump • Native of Newport News, Va. • Son of Mechele Dickerson • Has one brother, John • Intends to study business at Oregon State • Would like to be a lawyer or a special teams coordinator after his playing career

Carter Neuman | TE | 6-4, 240 | Eugene, Ore. | Sheldon HS

• Letterwinner for head coach Josh Lime • Three-year starter. Competed at tight end, wide receiver, defensive end, outside linebacker and long snapper in his high school career • Team captain • First-team all-league at defensive end and honorable mention at tight end • Caught 27 passes for 314 yards and four touchdowns as a junior. Added 26 tackles with 11 sacks • Also lettered in basketball, tennis and track and field • Son of Trista and Kurt Neuman • Has one sister, Emma, and one brother, Berkeley • Senior Class Vice President at Sheldon High School

 

• Intends to go into sports training or coaching after his playing career • Has been active in the community, volunteering at a food pantry, delivering to families in need and helping with Christmas gifts for families in need

Jeremiah Noga | WR | 6-3, 195 | Grants Pass, Ore. | Hidden Valley HS

• Letterwinner for head coach James Powers • First-Team All-State selection during his career at wide receiver • Earned all-conference honors at wide receiver, kick returner and punter during his high school career • Caught 76 passes for 1,331 yards as a junior in 2019. Scored 17 touchdowns • Totaled 48 receptions for 776 yards and 11 touchdowns as a sophomore • Also lettered in basketball and track. Earned all-conference hon- ors at small forward. In track, placed third in the 400 and 4x4 as a sophomore • Son of Kristina and John Noga • Has three sisters: Makenzie, Alesana and Maryann • Has one brother, Iosefo • Related to former NFL defensive end Al Noga (1988-94), Pete Noga (1987) and Niko Noga (1984-91) • Intends to study psychology at Oregon State • On the honor roll at Hidden Valley High School • Helps feed the homeless on Thanksgiving • Chose Oregon State because “I could see my future there. I also thought it was the perfect fit for me with the five star coaching staff.”

Tyeson Thomas | DB | 6-3, 206 | Lake Oswego, Ore. | Lakeridge HS/Del Valle HS (TX)

• Played one season at Del Valle High School in Texas for head coach Charles Burton • Played safety, cornerback, linebacker and wide receiver during his high school career

• Recorded 57 tackles with three fumble recoveries and a pass de- flection as a senior • Named second-team all-district as a senior • Letterwinner for head coach Elvis Akpla at Lakeridge

• As a junior, recorded 66 tackles with one sack, four tackles for loss and eight pass breakups • Earned honorable mention all-league honors as a junior

• Also lettered in track • Son of Cherie Schroeder and Jimmie Thomas • Has one sister, Arie, and one brother, Josiah • Member of the Black Student Union in high school • Intends to study engineering at Oregon State and would like to go into architectural engineering after his playing career • Chose Oregon State because “I loved the environment and mentality around the school.”

Makiya Tongue | WR | 6-2, 220 | Baton Rouge, La. | University Lab HS/Georgia

 

• Will enter Oregon State as a redshirt freshman in 2021 after transferring from Georgia • Saw action in three games at Georgia, in 2019, versus Murray State, Arkansas State and Georgia Tech

• Rated four stars by 247Sports, Rivals.com and ESPN out of University Lab High School • ESPN rated him as the No. 103 prospect nationally, the No. 10 athlete nationally and sixth in the state of Louisiana

• No. 209 prospect nationally by 247Sports, including No. 8 athlete and No. 12 in the state of Louisiana • Rivals.com had him as the No. 22 athlete nationally and No. 17 in Louisiana

• Led University Lab HS to 27 consecutive victories, a No. 16 national ranking by USA Today and its second consecutive state title in 2018. Caught a 17-yard touchdown pass on a 4th-and-6 in the title game

• Had 16 catches for 249 yards and three touchdowns by midseason of his senior year • Named to The Advocate’s 2017 All-District 6-3A Second Team Offense as a junior

• Caught 27 passes for 354 yards and four touchdowns in the regular season his junior year • Also played safety and outside linebacker at University Lab • Ran track as a freshman

• Son of Debra and Reggie Tongue • Father, Reggie, lettered at Oregon State from 1992-95 and spent nine seasons in the NFL with Kansas City, Seattle, the New York Jets and Oakland Raiders • Has one sister, Larel, and one brother, Jeff • Intends to study communications at Oregon State • Chose Oregon State because “it’s a good fit for me.”

Jason White | OL | 6-5, 305 | Lakewood, Calif. | Orange Lutheran HS

• Letterwinner for head coach Jason Presley • Second-team All-Trinity League while at Orange Lutheran High School • Saw action on both the offensive and defensive line • Also lettered in track and field • Native of Los Angeles, Calif. • Son of Doreen and Joeseph White • Has one brother, Torian • Intends to study communication at Oregon State • Would like to be a sports analyst after his playing career • Chose Oregon State because “I love the school and the coaching staff.”

Jake Wright | DE | 6-5, 240 | Baker City, Ore. | Baker HS

• Two-year letterwinner for head coach Jason Ramos • Started as both a sophomore and junior • Named first-team all-league on the offensive line as a junior as well as second team all-league on defense • Also lettered in basketball, at center, in track and in baseball • Son of Kelli and Dennis Wright • Has two brothers, Eli and Nate • Intends to major in business at Oregon State and would like to be a pilot after his playing career • Volunteers at his local church, as a coach at youth football camps and local relief nursery • On the Honor Roll at Baker High School • Chose Oregon State because “my parents are OSU alumni and I grew up traveling for Beaver games every year. I’ve spent a lot of time on campus and fell in love with everything about it.”