Prepare for the anniversary . . .

bob5150

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Almost 15 years ago, AD-turned-recruiter Tom Osborne went out to the pacific northwest and snagged a commit from 5* DE Simi Kuli. Props to Coach.
Unfortunately, this commitment didn't last long, as Kuli would go on to commit to every school he visited. Eventually, he signed with Oregon State. I don't believe he ever made it to campus. As we reflect on these 15 years gone by, welp, it's pretty much the same as it was. In between coaches, uncertainty, and bad football. Let us celebrate this fateful anniversary.
 

WHCSC

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  1. Biggest Recruiting Flop: DE Simi Kuli
    If you've been a fan of Oregon State for more than a few seasons, the name Simi Kuli no doubt brings with it feelings of unfulfilled promises.
    That's because Kuli, a Rivals.com 5-star defensive line prospect from the junior college ranks in 2008, never saw action in the regular season. He was supposed to be the state's next best thing after ex-Oregon star Haloti Ngata dominated in the trenches from 2003 to 2005, but that never happened.
    In fact, Kuli never enrolled with the Beavers and ultimately wound up at West Texas A&M, where he left the national radar for good. It might be stretching the topic a little to select someone who never actually attended the school as a student, but given the enormous talent Kuli reportedly had and the fact that he then made zero impact as a player, the big defensive end cannot be ignored.
 
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