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College Football Recruiting: Oregon State Locks Up Three Star Receiver

Corvallis just got a little larger earlier today.  Oregon State added talented receiver Jordan Villamin to their 2013 commitment list.  Villamin is rated as a three star receiver by Rivals and is a legitimate deep threat which would surely help out Mike Riley’s squad in the coming years.  A decommitment is always a possibility, but assuming the Beavers can keep Villamin into signing day and beyond, they likely have a solid addition.

Not only does the Etiwanda California product have size at 6’4″, but also posseses a legitimate big play threat on every down.  Catching the ball in traffic using his impressive size and strength, is a consistent theme on Villamin’s highlight reel.  Coach Riley would probably like to see Villamin add some weight to his 200 lb frame.  Nonetheless, OSU has impact player with huge upside.

Just a week ago, the Beavers announced the departure of senior receiver Jordan Bishop.  The unexpected  loss of Bishop will hurt the offense but the cupboard isn’t bare.  Markus Wheaton returns as the Beavers leading receiver of 2011 bringing senior leadership in the process.  Sophomore Brandon Cooks will also be available.  Cooks shared the team lead for touchdowns by a receiver with the now departed James Rodgers at three.

OSU is trending in the wrong direction.  Coach Riley only manged five wins in 2010 and three in 2011.  Just three days ago Victor Bolden a pass catcher from Rancho Cucamonga gave his verbal commitment to don the orange and black.  The only other 2013 verbal for the Beavers is safety Terin Solomon of Murreita, California.

The current list is small, but where there’s one talented player, others likely will follow.  Quarterback Sean Mannion is a big passer at 6’5″, and has plenty of talent to showcase.  Another positive is that Mannion is entering his sophomore season.  OSU had the 19th best passing offense last year averaging 286.8 yards a game.  With the addition of Villamin, the future numbers should be just as sweet.  Believe that is music to coach Riley’s ears.