Over the past 20 years or so the Oregon State football program has consistently found, developed, and implemented junior college players from all over the country to come in and make immediate impacts on the field and help fill various leaderships roles under Dennis Erickson, Mike Riley, and even Gary Andersen.
Even though it wasn’t a full recruiting cycle for first year coach Jonathan Smith, in the 2018 class we saw the staff add junior college defensive tackle Jeromy Reichner and junior college quarterback Jack Colletto and are looking to continue the trend in the 2019 class.
Over the weekend Oregon State hosted six official visitors. One of those key visitors was 6-foot-4, 180-pound 247Sports three-star wide receiver Trevon Clark from Torrance (Calif.) at El Camino College who announced his verbal commitment to Oregon State on Sunday afternoon.
I’m BLESSED to be in the position I am in today I give all the glory to GOD With that being said I’m taking my talents and I’m COMMITTED to the University Of OREGON STATE #BTD #GoBeavers ⚫️ ⚫️ pic.twitter.com/CEUxnRrUgy— Trevon Clark (@trevon2221) June 10, 2018
The big body pass catcher has the opportunity three years to play two and hopes to be finished with junior college in December so he can be in Corvallis in time for spring ball in 2019.
The relationships Clark has developed with both Kefense Hynson and Jonathan Smith along with the talks he had with both coaches over the weekend played a huge role in Clark feeling comfortable enough to know that Corvallis was the place he wanted to be to play the remainder of his college football career.
It’s still way to early to take things too seriously, but you look at the wide receiver core for the Beavers heading into the 2019 season, they will have lost Timmy Hernandez and possibly a few other key pieces by that time. A big physical wide receiver like Clark who will come in looking to make an impact right away could help take the Beavers passing game to the next level in a few years.
With Jonathan Smith now calling shots as leader of the Beaver football coaching staff and with Mike Riley serving as a mentor and assistant head coach, Oregon State appears to be taking the same approach when considering junior college prospects.
Trevon Clark was commit No. 2 for the Beavers on Sunday and has already been a presence on social media looking to encourage other prospects that Oregon State is targeting to participate in some peer recruiting.
Clark’s Hudl highlights:
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