Etiwanda High School’s Jordan Villamin committed to Oregon State on Tuesday, the day he returned from an unofficial visit to Corvallis, Ore. The 6-foot-4, 195-pound three-star senior was closing in on a commitment to Oregon State three weeks ago, when an offer from Utah delayed his plans. But the trip to Oregon State – including some quality time with receivers coach Brent Brennan – was enough to induce a commitment.
“The environment up there was just exactly what I was looking for,” Villamin said. “I really got to know coach Brennan well over the past few months and he was a big reason I wanted to go there.”
Villamin still plans to take an official trip to Utah in the fall “just to check it out,” but he has been leaning toward Oregon State since the Beavers offered him his first scholarship in April. As his 22-yard average per catch last season would indicate, the senior is a home run threat. He scored seven touchdowns on just 27 receptions as a junior.
Villamin may only be a three-star prospect but at 6-4 and nearly 200 pounds, he is the type of raw talent that can be molded into a special college player. His role in the Etiwanda offense has included plenty of go routes and jump balls, but Villamin is perfectly capable of developing possession receiver skills to become more versatile.