The Oregon State Beavers have been on fire on the recruiting trail lately adding two commitments on Saturday from Junior College defensive tackle Jeromy Reichner and 3-star outside linebacker John McCartan.
On Sunday morning Jonathan Smith and this new Beaver staff received more good news as 247Sports 3-star running back Jermar Jefferson committed to Oregon State after the conclusion of his official visit. Jefferson made the announcement public via his Twitter account:
The 5-foot-10, 188-pound running back from Narbonne High School out of Redondo Beach, California becomes the first running back commitment for Oregon State in the 2018 class.
Jefferson committed to the Beavers over offers from Colorado, Colorado, Hawaii, Nevada, Rutgers, San Jose State, UNLV, Utah and Utah State.
With the departure of Ryan Nall (declared for NFL draft) and Thomas Tyner (elected to step away from football), the Beavers are in need of depth at the running back position. Junior Artavis Pierce, sophomore Calvin Tyler Jr, and redshirt-freshman B.J. Baylor will take a majority of the carries and touches next season. Jefferson should be able to come in and redshirt his freshman year and be able to develop, grow, and learn under some good backs ahead of him and this new coaching staff.
The Beavers are projected to finish with anywhere from 22 to 25 signees by next Wednesday on National Signing Day. With that, Oregon State is still looking to possibily add one more running back. The two names to watch are 3-star running back Ta’Zhawn Henry who took his official visit to Corvallis during the January 19th weekend and 3-star running back Kenyon Sims who will be taking his official visit this coming weekend.
Jefferson’s Hudl highlights:
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