Oregon St. has finally begun to make some headway in recruiting for the 2013 football class, picking up a pair of wide receivers out of California.
Last weekend, Victor Bolden from Los Osos High in Rancho Cucamonga came on board. Bolden is slight, at 5'9" and 160 lbs, but has been clocked at 4.46 in the 40.
Yesterday, Jordan Villamin from Etiwanda High in Etiwanda verbalized his intentions to come to Corvallis as well.
Both schools are from the the California Inland Region Division II Baseline Conference. Los Osos defeated Etiwanda 27-20 in last year's game.
While Bolden is built to fly low to the ground, and has been likened to James Rodgers in terms of his style as a receiver, Villamin brings considerable size to the Beavers. At 6'4" and 195 lbs., Villamin could fill the void created a year prematurely by the early retirement of Jordan Bishop, who had to hang up his cleats due to persisting foot and ankle problems.
Bolden had offers from Utah, Hawaii and Eastern Washington. He caught 48 passes for 507 yards last year in his junior season, and also played DB, with 27 tackles and 1 interception. Bolden is an all-purpose player, having also returned both punts and kickoffs for the Grizzlies, who finished third in the Baseline Conference, and advanced to the playoffs.
Villamin also had offers from Utah and Eastern Washington, as well as Northern Colorado.
Villamin was the MVP of the Rivals.com So Cal Showcase. A concern exists, in that Villamin does not qualify academically, though he expects to achieve that this coming school year while playing for the Eagles.
Both Bolden and Villamin are rated as 3 star recruits by both Scout.com and Rivals.com.
It doubles the number of recruits Oregon St. has commitments from.