When it comes to positions of depth in the class of 2014, center isn't exactly a strong one. Oregon State found one it liked and made sure to lock him up.
Late Monday night, Craig Robinson and the Beavers made their move to lock up three-star Isaiah Manderson.
A player who sits just outside of the Rivals150, the 6-foot-10, 250-pounder is definitely a five-man.
With his wide-body and long arms, Manderson is a true space-eater who does an effective job of controlling his area of the lane. He rebounds his position, scores opportunistically and isn't a guy who is going to be easily pushed around.
While Manderson does have soft hands and reasonably good touch in the post, his offense is mostly developing and Beaver fans will need to have some patience with him on that end. And while he isn't a true shot blocker, he does play good positional defense.
Manderson is Oregon State's first commitment from the class of 2014. Once he gets into a college weight room and can go to work on his body and offensive game, he possesses the tools to develop into a solid contributor.