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It isn’t over.
A Land of 10 source on Monday said the recruitment of 4-star wide receiver Jamire Calvin, who committed to Oregon State over Nebraska during the U.S. Army All-American Bowl on Saturday, is far from finished.
Calvin is reportedly still considering Nebraska, and is still planning to take a fifth official visit, though he has not yet announced where. He’s already taken official visits to Nebraska, Oregon State, Notre Dame and Washington State.
Calvin is the No. 36 receiver in the 2017 class, according to the 247sports composite.
He told Land of 10 on Wednesday of last week that he was down to four schools: Alabama, Notre Dame, Washington State and Nebraska. But on Saturday, a fifth school was added to the mix.
Calvin said on Saturday before committing to Oregon State he originally had his mind set on another school, but had a change of heart sometime on Thursday. That “other” school he had in mind was Nebraska, who was a heavy favorite to land Calvin, and the change of heart was to reconsider Oregon State.
As of now, Calvin is committed to Oregon State, but Nebraska coaches still have an opportunity to swing Calvin to Lincoln before national signing day on Feb. 1 if they so choose.
Calvin’s commitment to Oregon State was a shock to most. Most recruiting analysts predicted Calvin to Nebraska, and most of the recruits currently committed to the 2017 recruiting class thought Calvin was a lock.
To Bryce Young, Calvin’s quarterback at Cathedral High School in Los Angeles this season, the commitment wasn’t completely out of left field but it was suspenseful.
“We have a good relationship but I haven’t talked to him recently about where he was going to go,” said Young, a quarterback in the 2020 class. “When I saw the five hats I wasn’t sure where he was picking either.”
Young knew the Beavers were one of Calvin’s top choices all along. Some of that has to do with one of Calvin’s closest friends, 3-star receiver Arex Flemings, already being committed to Oregon State.
“They’re extremely close,” Young said. “They’ve grown up together, they’re best friends. They do everything at school, they do everything football-wise and do everything together. They played on the same side of the field this year, they’ve just had a brotherhood for their whole lives.”
Young, who also has a Nebraska offer, said he wasn’t sure how much Flemings’ commitment to Oregon State had to do with Calvin’s decision.
But he personally thinks Calvin’s will stick with Oregon State.
“I think where he’s committed is where he’s going to end up,” Young said.
Only time will tell.
Tim Miles and Nebraska basketball got a huge boost on Monday with the commitment of Georgetown transfer Isaac Copeland.
Copeland will apply for a medical redshirt and is hoping to be ready to play by January 2018. The 6-foot-9, 220-pound small forward averaged 6.8 points and 2.8 rebounds his freshman year, 11.1 points and 5.4 rebounds as a sophomore, and in an injury riddled junior season, Copeland averaged 5.4 points and 3.3 rebounds.
A few reactions from around the internet on the transfer:
Isaac Copeland is a good grab for Nebraska, especially if he can play for them next season.
— Sam Vecenie (@Sam_Vecenie) January 9, 2017
— Nick Bahe (@NickBahe) January 9, 2017
— Nebraska Basketball (@HuskerHoops) January 9, 2017