The Beavers added a huge offensive threat to their roster today, with all purpose back Damir Collins signing his letter of intent. Collins is 5’9” and 185 lbs. He attended Jefferson High School in Portland, Oregon. He was offered by a number of schools, including Pac-12 rivals Arizona State, California, Colorado, Oregon and Washington State.
• Rated as the nation’s No. 7 all purpose back by 247 Sports— Oregon State Football (@BeaverFootball) December 16, 2020
• No. 3 ranked player in the state of Oregon by 247 Sports
• As a junior, rushed for 2,543 yards on 218 carries (11.3 YPC) with 27 touchdowns#BTD21 pic.twitter.com/EK0S5KtaPk
With Jermar Jefferson probably headed to the NFL soon rather than later, its time for the Beavers to start developing their next star rushers. Collins certainly looks like he could come from that mold, he’s got some great speed, and a good ability to juke tackles. Here’s his latest highlight reel.
Jermar Jefferson is a junior, and still has another year left of eligibility, but there’s always a chance he tests the waters for the 2021 NFL Draft. If that’s the case, Collins could become part of the Beavers’ offensive plans very quickly. The team has a few more running backs on the roster. In addition to BJ Baylor and Calvin Tyler, who have seen some action this year, OSU also has freshmen Ta’ron Madison and Isaiah Newell. It’ll be a competitive battle to see who becomes the Beavers’ next top back.
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