March 20, 2007
Ryan Pohl--Redshirt Review
The Oregon State Beavers, under coach Riley, have made it a priority to recruit
the Hawaiian Islands. Led by coach Banker, coaches Mike Cavanaugh and Joe
Seumalo have truly worked overtime developing relationships with the high school
coaches and selling the benefits and philosophy of OSU football to the prospective
student-athletes in Hawaii.
Although the Beavers have recruited skill position players from Hawaii, traditionally
many hard-working lineman have made the jump to division I football from the
Islands, and 2006 was no exception. Honolulu (Hawaii) Kamehameha offensive line
stand-out Ryan Pohl has made the journey to Corvallis and has excelled in the
orange and black.
In his first year at Oregon State, Pohl has taken advantage of the strength
and conditioning program, putting on nearly twenty pounds of muscle. When he
arrived last fall he weighed in at 261 pounds, while currently he is up to 280.
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