During the U.S. Army All-American game this morning Jamire Calvin announced his decision to commit to Oregon State. Jamire Calvin is considered one of the top slot receivers in the nation and immediately becomes the jewel of the 2017 recruiting class. His top-5 schools were Alabama, Nebraska, Notre Dame, Washington State and Oregon State, but he had over 30 scholarship offers.
4-star WR Jamire Calvin to Oregon State. Visit @BuildingTheDam for more. pic.twitter.com/fHJVxO5G4c— SB Nation Recruiting (@SBNRecruiting) January 7, 2017
The 5-foot-9, 175-pound pass-catcher joins high school teammates Arex Flemings and Jeffery Manning Jr. who have also committed to Oregon State for the upcoming season. Calvin’s connection and familiarity with his high school teammates had a big impact on his decision. He told Oregonlive that “Me and (Flemings) are pretty much best friends. I see him everyday and we hang out on the weekends. We work out together. That's pretty much my brother. And it plays a big factor. Playing alongside him for the last two years, plus passing league, it's a different vibe to look to your right or look to your left and see your best friend is out there with you, balling just like you."
The Beavers have now earned commitments from seven different wide receivers for the upcoming class. Jamire Calvin, Isaiah Hodgins, Kolby Taylor, Dionte Sykes, Quantino Allen, Kaleb Hayes and Arex Flemings. This massive influx of talent plus the addition of junior college All-American, Jake Luton, should help the Beavers improve their vertical passing game immensely.
Check out Jamire Calvin’s highlights below and stay tuned as we break down what this commitment means for Oregon State: