COMMIT: Beavs land ‘the real deal'

OREGON STATE has four Texans on the known commit list and three Oklahomans on the roster, but none from the Sooner State yet appear in the 2013 class. That changed on Friday, as a 6-1, 175-pound athlete out of Oklahoma City went black and orange…and his prep coach says he's the real deal.

The addition of Corey Lawrence out of Del City High should have Beaver fans excited, says his prep coach.

"He's the real deal," said Nick Warehime. "Corey is a special player that can make a difference on either side of the ball. His natural explosiveness is off the charts. He is nowhere near his ceiling, he will continue to grow and mature."

He also appears to be one of those players who has a chip on his shoulder, in the best way.

"The greatest thing about Corey is that if he trusts you, he will fight his ass off for the cause," said Warehime. "I love him as a person and truly want him to have continued success. The Beavers just got themselves a good one.

"Corey is a competitor, he loves 1 on 1 situations and wants the ball in his hands in the most critical situations. He was voted MVP of our team's district, we went 9-2 this year and 7-0 in district. Corey was unanimous All-State selection by both the Oklahoma Coaches Association and the Oklahoman.

Lawrence racked up 842 rushing yards and 682 receiving hashes as a senior but his best position might be at safety at the next level. He also starred as a return man.

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