In front of a live television audience during the U.S. Army All-American Game, four-star wide receiver Jamire Calvin pledged his commitment to Oregon State and in one quick moment, single-handedly changed 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.
Then, on Wednesday, the once-bound for Corvallis star inked his Letter of Intent to instead play for Washington State. Nebraska was long considered the favorite to land his services though.
Calvin, who became an enigmatic figure that defined some of head coach Gary Andersen’s near-misses on the recruiting front in the eyes of Oregon State’s fanbase, is a superb talent who the Beavers will undoubtedly miss the services of. 24/7 Sports ranks Calvin as the 33rd overall player in the state of California and 44th best wide receiver in the country. The 5’ 9”, 150-pounder also clocked an astounding 4.49 time in the forty-yard dash.
Even without Calvin in the mix, Oregon State has still received commitments from six different wide receivers, including fellow four-star talent Isaiah Hodgins, and a list of three-star prospects in Kolby Taylor, Quantino Allen, Aaron Short, Kaleb Hayes and Arex Flemings. They are also waiting to receive Dionte Sykes National Letter of Intent.