In a huge blow to Nebraska’s 2017 class, 4-star wide receiver Jamire Calvin announced on Saturday he is committed to Oregon State, not Nebraska.
“Originally I had my mind set on another school. …In the past few days, I had a heart change,” he told NBC.
Calvin announced the commitment in the first quarter of the U.S. Army All-American Bowl.
Calvin is the No. 36 wide receiver in the 2017 class and No. 29 recruit out of California. His senior year, Calvin had 86 receptions for 1,312 yards and 14 touchdowns for Cathedral High School in Los Angeles.
Calvin had been favored to choose Nebraska for months
Recruited primarily by Nebraska wide receivers coach Keith Williams, the Huskers were the fifth school to offer the 5-foot-9, 175-pound receiver back in 2016. They extended the offer to Calvin in February.
He visited Nebraska for the first time two months later on April 16 for the Red-White Game. He returned to Lincoln for the Huskers season opener against Fresno State on Sept. 3.
That was his first official visit. He also took officials to Oregon State, Washington State and Notre Dame.
Nebraska was the only school Calvin visited twice. He was also visited by coach Williams during the visiting period in early December.
His final four schools were Alabama, Nebraska, Notre Dame and Washington State.