Oregon State makes offer to Herbig

Photo courtesy of Pacific Islands Athletic Alliance.
Photo courtesy of Pacific Islands Athletic Alliance.

Nate Herbig is biding his time just fine.

The mammoth offensive lineman from Saint Louis received his third football scholarship offer on Sunday, this one from Oregon State. Herbig also has offers from San Diego State and Washington State.

The 6-foot-4, 320-pound junior shared the news on Twitter.

Nate Herbig ‏@nate_herbig 1h1 hour ago
Blessed to receive an offer from Oregon State!! #BeaverNation @coachtjwoods @CoachChadK45

Pacific Islands Athletic Alliance, which held its 14th annual combine on Saturday, also shared the news on its Facebook page.

There once was a time, quite recently, when football players didn’t get a lot of attention from college recruiters until their senior seasons had started. Now, things are quite different. Four island athletes have double-digit numbers of offers, but that has nothing to do with the potential of other hard-working players like Herbig. By fall, he and other under-appreciated prospects like offensive lineman Andru Tovi (Mililani), running back Wayne Taulapapa (Punahou), wide receiver Drew Kobayashi (Saint Louis), defensive end Kaimana Padello (Mililani) and many others may have several more opportunities.

It’s the waiting game, no question. Oregon State, with its tie to the islands via assistant coach Chad Kauhaahaa — formerly of Baldwin High School — has made a bevy of offers to island players. The Beavers also have offers to offensive lineman Michael Eletise (Kaiser), offensive lineman Toleafoa Sean Auwae (Kapolei), running back Vavae Malepeai (Mililani), freshman linebacker Rocky Savea (Kapolei) and defensive end/eighth grader Tausili Fiatoa (Laie Park).


  1. Realist June 1, 2015 7:37 am

    Did you guys cover the combine?

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