Here's my story on TE Matt Pistone (Yuma, Ariz.), who is committed to Oregon State but visiting Boise this weekend: http://t.co/fnOIqI6xDJ— B.J. Rains (@BJRains) December 11, 2014
Pistone, a three-star recruit, committed to the Oregon State Beavers back in July and has reaffirmed his commitment as recently as December 4th, the day OSU head coach Mike Riley was named the head coach at Nebraska.
Yuma Catholic TE Matt Pistone says he is still committed to Oregon State.— Jason Jewell (@jason247scout) December 4, 2014
This hasn't deterred the Broncos, however, as all reports have them making a very serious run at Pistone. It's hard to blame them; Pistone boasts a large frame at 6-foot-4 and 230-pounds and holds offers from Washington, Vanderbilt, Colorado, and Northwestern, amongst others. And while Pistone doesn't possess much in terms of speed and agility, he has impressive hands and length and could become a nifty red-zone weapon within the next year or two.
According to MaxPreps, Pistone finished his Yuma Catholic career with 1,036 receiving yards and 26 touchdowns on 74 catches. He also, for whatever it's worth, racked up 209 total tackles and 58.0 TFL over four seasons.
This could become an interesting tug-of-war battle between Oregon State and Boise State. While it certainly seems the Broncos are closing whatever gap exists between the two schools in Pistone's mind, I'm sure newly-named OSU head coach Gary Andersen will have something to say, should he decide Pistone fits into the type of offense Andersen wants to implement in Corvallis.
You can check his out junior year highlights below: