Boise State Broncos are coming to town to take on the Beavers in a clash of Pacific Northwest foes. But the Broncos aren’t the only football players the Beavers will be hosting, as a number of recruits will be on their official visits as well.
One of those recruits that will be taking in Corvallis is Jahmal Wynter, a defensive tackle out of Georgia and he’s excited to see what the atmosphere is going to be like around campus.
“I’m really excited to get out there and see what Oregon State is all about," Wynter told BeaverBlitz. "My Mom, and possibly my Dad, and I are flying out at 4 o’clock Friday afternoon. Everyone is telling me that it’s the best college town, or one of the best out there, so I want to see for myself if that’s true."
The 6-foot-3, 266 pound tackle out of McDonough (Georgia) Henry County, is flying a bit under the radar currently. The Beavers are his lone Power-5 conference offer but some other programs are starting to talk with him more and he is in the process of setting up at least one other official visit to Eastern Kentucky.
One of the primary reasons for Jahmal’s interest in Oregon State is his relationship with his primary recruiter, Telly Lockette.
“I talk with Coach Lockette every couple of days," he said. "He came out to see my game against Alcovy (September 10th). We lost but I did what I had to do. Mostly we’ve talked about my visit out there and what I should expect to see.”
It seems that Coach Lockette has done a good job of talking up Corvallis as being the #1 College Town in the Pac-12 Conference as it seemed to resonate with Wynter.
“I’m a Southern boy so I like trees and kind of that small town feel. That’s something that I keep hearing about is how it’s the best college town or one of the best, so I want to see what it’s like. I want to see what it’s like on game day and then what it’s like not on a game day. I want to see if it’s truly somewhere I can fit in and I want to see it with my own eyes.”
Going into this weekend, the Beavers already have at least one thing going for them though.
“Orange is my favorite color, so they've already got that down. We’ll just see how everything else fits so that at the end of the day, I’m comfortable in making a decision about my future.”
Stay with BeaverBlitz for throughout the weekend for updates and reactions from Wynter and the rest of the athletes on their official visit.