In front of a live television audience during the U.S. Army All-American Game, four-star wide receiver Jamire Calvin picked up an Oregon State hat and placed it on his head, in one moment changing the context of the Beavers’ 2017 recruiting haul. Then, just ten days later, the standout talent suddenly became the next Beavers star that never was, when he announced his intention to re-open his recruiting. Now, just days before National Signing Day, Calvin has seemingly found a new home, in a school that was always speculated as a likely contender for his services.
Next Chapter, Lincoln Nebraska! pic.twitter.com/PhwtE7pQlS— Jamire Calvin (@Jcalv6) January 27, 2017
On Friday, Calvin announced his commitment to Nebraska, one of his original five final schools, via a post on his Twitter account. He decided on the Cornhuskers over Oregon State, Alabama, Notre Dame and Washington State. His commitment becomes the 18th overall pledge of Nebraska’s 2017 group, which includes four other four-star recruits in addition to him. You can read more about how his commitment impacts Nebraska’s future plans from our friends over at Corn Nation, SB Nation’s Nebraska site.
Calvin was one of the few four-star prospects to commit to the Beavers at any point in this 2017 class, but since his de-commitment, a dangerous trend of talented prospects wavering on their initial intent to head to Corvallis has occurred. Recently, fellow four-star recruit in running back T.J. Green, also de-commited from Oregon State, via a post on his Twitter account as well.
As National Signing Day draws nearer, Oregon State is hopeful that a laundry list of verbal commitments and interested recruits end up finding their way to Corvallis, where head coach Gary Andersen has assembled a top-fifty freshman group in the country. The 2017 recruiting class is currently led by four-star wide receiver Isaiah Hodgins, an early enrollee who could factor into the Beavers’ plans steadily in his rookie campaign.