2016 RECRUITING THREAD

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Portland State gets another OL transfer, this time from Utah State:

JuCo Football Forer ‏@JuCoFootballACE 6h ago
#Transfer Tyshon Mosley @TyshonMosley72 4merly @USUFootball set to transfer to @viks_football

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forestgreen wrote:Portland State gets another OL transfer, this time from Utah State:

JuCo Football Forer ‏@JuCoFootballACE 6h ago
#Transfer Tyshon Mosley @TyshonMosley72 4merly @USUFootball set to transfer to @viks_football

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Tyshon Mosley's Bio from Utah State's website:

72 Tyshon Mosley
Class: Junior
Hometown: Sandy, Utah
High School: Jordan
Height / Weight: 6-5 / 305
Position: OL
Experience: 2L

HONORS: Honorable Mention All-Mountain West (2015).

2015 (SO): Started nine games and played in 10 at left guard and earned honorable mention all-Mountain West honors... Had an overall performance grade of 73 percent for the season, which included one game at 80 percent... Recorded 37 knockdowns, including a season-high seven against Nevada (11/21), and five against both New Mexico (11/7) and Air Force (11/14)... Best game of the season was against then-No. 21 Boise State (10/16) as he graded out at 80 percent and recorded three knockdowns... Did not allow a single sack all season and only had one missed assignment.

2014 (RS-FR): Started 11 games and played in all 14 at left guard... Had an overall performance grade of 81 percent for the season... Graded out at 81 percent in effort, including nine games over 80 percent... Also graded out at 87 percent in assignment, including six games over 90 percent... Finished the season with 40.0 knockdowns, including a season-high six against both No. 18 BYU (10/3) and New Mexico (11/15)... Best overall game of the season was at Colorado State (10/18) as he graded out at 86 percent, which included 96 percent in assignment, 87 percent in effort and 74 percent in technique.

2013 (RS): Redshirted during his first season at Utah State.

HIGH SCHOOL: Earned Utah Class 5A first-team all-state honors as a prep senior at Jordan High School in Sandy, Utah as he helped the Beetdiggers to a 12-1 record and a 5A state championship, beating Syracuse HS in the title game... Was part of an offensive line that helped average 44.1 points, 281.7 passing yards and 215.6 rushing yards per game... Was named MaxPreps Offensive Player of the Game four times during the 2012 season... Averaged 14.0 pancakes a game... Played basketball at Jordan HS as a freshman and sophomore and threw the shot put during his sophomore year as well.

PERSONAL: One of four children of James and Shay Mosley... Father played linebacker at Dixie State... Majoring in interdisciplinary studies.
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Stay tuned.....I think there will be a few more transfers signing with Portland State before fall camp begins. Go Viks!
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Jordan Preator has transferred from BYU to Portland State. He should have a chance to replace and start on defese left by the graduating of Aaron Sibley and Patrick Onwuasor. Go Viks!!!

Player profile:

http://byucougars.com/athlete/m-football/jordan-preator

Jordan Preator POSITION: Defensive Back HEIGHT: 6-0 WEIGHT: 180 CLASS: Junior ROSTER YEARS: 2013-2016 HOMETOWN: Plain City, UT LAST SCHOOL: Fremont High School
PROFILESTATS
Personal
Parents are Rob and Shawnee
Is the middle child and has two brothers and two sisters
Majoring in psychology with the hope of becoming a sports psychologist
Before BYU
Totaled 107 tackles and eight interceptions in high school
Played some quarterback, passing for 376 yards and running for 1,169 yards and 12 touchdowns in prep career
Helped Fremont to an 11-3 record and to Utah 5A state title game in 2011
Also played prep basketball for the Silver Wolves and was a forward in soccer
Also recruited by Hawai’i, Utah and Utah State
REDSHIRTFRESHMANSOPHOMORE

2015 | Sophomore Year
Notched four tackles and one pass breakup at Nebraska
Had his first interception of the season against Wagner
Tallied three tackles and one tackle for loss to go along with a forced fumble at Utah State
Recorded four tackles in the bowl game against Utah
Played in eight games and started one
Earned letterman honors as a sophomore
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Nathan Hawthorne is now on Portland State's roster. He was a star at Columbia River and graduated last year. Nathan was going to walk-on at the University of Oregon but things must have changed.


All-Region male multi-sport athlete of the year: Nathan Hawthorne
Columbia River's Hawthorne says it would be 'boring' to specialize in one sport

http://www.columbian.com/news/2015/jun/ ... ll-moment/
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Not sure if Cody is a walk-on or not, but he was selected to play in the Les Schwab Bowl. His brother is Josh Brown, the Sophmore TE for the Vikings.

Cody Brown
Number: 33
Position: DL
Height: 6-4
Weight: 235
High School: Sunset
HS Coach: Damien Merrick
College: Portland State University

Cody is a three-time varsity letterman in Track and a two-time letterman in football at Sunset High. He was named 2nd Team All-League Linebacker as a senior and 3rd Team All-League as a junior. Cody Carries a 3.67 GPA and is a member of the Japanese National Honor Society. Off the field he enjoys programming, hanging out with friends, and tutoring his peers. Cody will attend Portland State University and play football for the Vikings.
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Viks only get a year with Espitia, so I hope he can stay injury free and become a productive player:

Viking Football Adds Fifth Summer Transfer For 2016

http://www.goviks.com/news/2016/7/11/vi ... -2016.aspx

Portland State football has added another transfer to its roster for 2016 with the addition of Maximo Espitia. A recent graduate from California with a degree in Sociology, Espitia has entered graduate school at Portland State with one year of eligibility remaining.

Espitia (pronounced uh-SPEETH-ee-uh) is a versatile athlete who began his career at Cal as a fullback, but played tight end, slot receiver, safety and outside linebacker during his time with the Golden Bears. He played in 19 games during two seasons (2012-13), did not play in 2014 and missed 2015 due to injury.

Espitia is expected to play a tight end/slotback role for the Vikings in 2016.

Espitia is a native of Salem, OR. He played fullback and quarterback at South Salem High School and was listed as a three-star college recruit. Espitia totaled over 2,000 yards rushing and receiving and was responsible for 26 touchdowns as a senior. He had 60 total touchdowns rushing, passing and receiving in high school.

Espitia is one of five transfers added to the program this summer. The Vikings have also brought in offensive lineman Tyshon Mosley (Utah State), defensive back Jordan Preator (BYU), tight end Cole Ford (UTEP) and wide receiver Nathan Hawthorne.
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Looks good. Listed as TE/slotback. He's a mighty big slotback, rather small TE. Played fullback in high school (and a running QB!). This will be interesting.
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A possible late addition:

Ex-AmCan grid star Seisay hopes to play at Portland St. after leaving Oregon

http://napavalleyregister.com/sports/hi ... a3904.html

Chris Seisay has left the University of Oregon football team and is looking to transfer to a Football Championship Subdivision program, possibly Portland State of the Big Sky Conference, with hopes of returning to the offensive side of the ball as a wide receiver.

It was first reported on Monday by The Oregonian/OregonLive that Seisay, who was going into the 2016 season as a redshirt junior cornerback, was seeking a transfer after leaving the Oregon program over the weekend.

“I just felt like Oregon wasn’t the place for me anymore,” Seisay said Tuesday, after returning to his home in American Canyon. “I just wasn’t feeling happy there.

“I gave it my all, and that’s all I can do. I had a great experience playing in all those games. I appreciate the coaches giving me that chance to go to that school and to be able to play in those games.”

Seisay has two years of eligibility remaining.

Seisay, a former star at American Canyon High School, started at a defensive back position and made four total tackles, including three solo stops, during Oregon’s spring game in May.

He started the season opener last year against Eastern Washington, recording a career-high nine tackles (seven solo) and had a tackle for loss. He also had the first takeaway of the Oregon season, intercepting a pass in the red zone in the second quarter.

He started games against Florida State in the Rose Bowl and against Ohio State in the national championship game during the 2014 season.

He had 55 tackles, six passes defensed and an interception in 18 career games.

Seisay missed nine games last year after suffering torn ligaments in his left ankle. The injury required surgery.

He came back to play in the Alamo Bowl on Jan. 2 and had six total tackles (five solo, one assist) for Oregon in a 47-41, triple-overtime loss to TCU in San Antonio.

“I just feel like ever since my injury, I worked to get back and I didn’t have such a good Alamo Bowl game,” he said. “That’s something that I feel like they shouldn’t be mad about because my leg was as skinny as a stick. I worked to get it back to normal and I tried to get my stamina up and all that. You can’t miss nine weeks of football and expect to come back and dominate.

“Me and the coaches just haven’t been on good terms since last year. I’ve been working hard to gain their trust back and to prove that I’m not that player that people saw in the Alamo Bowl.”

Seisay had an outstanding career at American Canyon. He was a MaxPreps.com Division II second-team all-state defender and received three stars by Rivals.com, Vallejo Times Herald Defensive Player of the Year, and the Wolves’ most valuable player award.

“Me and my parents have a good idea of what’s going to be going on now,” he said. “I’ve been in good shape. I’m just glad I have a chance to still play.”

In January of 2015, Seisay started at cornerback and made six total tackles for Oregon as the Ducks beat Florida State, 59-20, in the Rose Bowl game on New Year’s Day in Pasadena.

Making just his third career start, Seisay was credited with seven total tackles for Oregon in the
inaugural College Football Playoff National Championship Game. Seisay, a redshirt freshman at the time, had five solo stops, two assisted tackles, and a pass breakup. He had one tackle for 1-yard loss as Oregon fell to Ohio State, 42-20, before a crowd of 85,689 at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas, in January of 2015.

He would like to transfer and get back on the football field as soon as possible. He wants to try and play this season, but he has not enrolled anywhere just yet.

He said Portland State is his No. 1 choice.

“I’m going to try and play both ways and just utilize all of my ability on the football field,” said Seisay. “That’s what is more important to me right now. I feel like I’ll be utilizing all of my football ability if I’m on the offensive side of the ball.”

As a senior for American Canyon, he caught 28 passes for 608 yards and 11 touchdowns.

He had 26 catches for 756 yards and nine touchdowns his junior year.
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I hope this happens, we could use another playmaker at WR especially given that it looks like Penn will mostly be at running back now.
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