Brandon Arnold commits to Oregon State 

November, 12, 2012
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Oregon State had some ground to make up in the recruiting battle for three-star safety Brandon Arnold (Encino, Calif./Crespi) going into his official visit two weeks ago. But the Beavers were able to generate enough momentum with Arnold on that trip that the 5-foot-11, 184-pound safety felt comfortable enough Monday to make a verbal commitment.

"I went in [to the visit] with an open mind and wanting to take everything in," Arnold said. "I was set more toward Cal at the time. But after the official, it opened my eyes more toward Oregon State."

Arnold said he didn't think he would make a commitment this soon after the visit, but it built all last week and by this past Friday, he was considering which day to make the announcement. He said one last night of sleeping on it left him comfortable to make the phone call on Monday.

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