Oregon State linebacker coach Trent Bray knows what he wants from his linebacker recruits. He evaluates them and makes the offer based upon what he thinks, not on what other programs have offered.

One prospect that has caught Bray's attention is Seattle (Wash.) O'Dea athlete Ruperake Fuavai. The 6-foot-2, 220 pound prospect, picked up his first offer from Oregon State this spring, made the move to powerhouse O'Dea this spring with the hope of aiding his recruitment and visibility. Not only was he able to visit Oregon State for the Spring Game, he has welcomed a few of the Beavers coaches to his high school this month.

What stood out to him during the Spring Game visit in Corvallis?

"The family environment and meeting the new coaching staff," Fuavai told BeaverBlitz. "I feel like they are building something special over there."

We are only two weeks into the Spring Evaluation period and already the Beavers have sent three coaches up to see him, proving that he is definitely a priority for the 2019 class for Oregon State.

"Coach Bray, Coach Michalczik and Coach Legi (Suiaunoa) came up to our school," he said. "There’s a couple other schools that have contacted me, but nothing too heavy right now."

Fuavai is in no hurry to make a commitment, instead he is focused on the upcoming season with his new team.

"Right now I’m focused on finishing up this year with solid grades and just preparing to have the best senior season that I can have," he told BeaverBlitz. "I feel like I still have to prove myself because I am at a new school playing in one of the best leagues in the state. I’ll play my senior season and then see where that takes me."

As far as any programs that he is wanting to hear from or see interest from, Fuavai is keeping his options open.

"If a school offers they offer, but I’m not really looking at any specific school," he said. "I'm just excited to play my last year of high school ball with my new team."

"Right now I’m just blessed to have received an offer from Oregon State and I just thank the coaches for giving me this opportunity," he concluded.

BeaverBlitz will continue to follow Fuavai throughout the summer and his senior season at O'Dea. He promised to keep us updated with any new offers or visits that he plans this year. Stick with BeaverBlitz for the latest from Oregon State's recruiting efforts.