Dionte Sykes is a 6-foot-4, 213-pound wideout from Mesa Community College. After weighing his options he decided to commit to Oregon State Thursday afternoon.
After talking things over with my family and coaches I've decided to commit to Oregon State University ⚫️ pic.twitter.com/OTcufUSgrn— Dionté Sykes (@D_Sykes9) November 10, 2016
Dionte Sykes held offers from San Diego State and Utah State, but also was talking with Mississippi State and Eastern Michigan.
Coming out of high school (Chandler) Sykes had received a ton of interest from high-profile programs. He originally committed to UCLA, but eventually decided to sign with San Diego State. After failing to qualify he ultimately landed at Mesa Community College.
Sykes has been redshirting this season in order to preserve an additional year of eligibility. He will have three years of eligibility once he suits up for the Beavers. Sykes will finish up his two-degree in May and will be ready to play for Oregon State next fall.
Dionte Sykes is a big, physical receiver that could immediately help boost the Beavers receiving corps. He uses his body well to get open and win jump-balls over smaller defenders. He is also an excellent run-blocker and stays on his blocks to help his running backs break long runs.
Check out some of his mid-season highlights from last year: