This weekend’s game against the California Golden Bears is shaping up to be the biggest recruiting weekend to date for Coach Andersen. The Beavers will be hosting six athletes on their official visits, five of whom are uncommitted currently. The lone visiting recruit who is committed to the Beavers, the one who will help the coaches sell the vision for the future to the uncommitted visitors, is Los Angeles (California) Cathedral wide-out Arex Flemings.
Flemings is excited to get up to check out the Oregon State campus and get to connect with the coaches again.
“I’m just really excited to get up there, get a feel for Corvallis and the campus and everything around there," Flemings told BeaverBlitz. "I want to see what everything is all about because it is the place where I will be spending the next 4 to 5 years of my life. I want to see what campus is like, the education support that is offered and how they can help me be successful in what is to come.”
As for the recruiting front, despite being committed to Oregon State since June, Arex admits that Washington State has still been in touch periodically but he is fully committed to being a Beaver. Joining him this weekend in Corvallis are two of his Cathedral teammates, 3-star cornerback Jeffrey Manning and 3-star wide receiver Jamire Calvin, both of whom are close friends of Arex.
“We’re all pretty close, especially Jamire and I," Flemings said. "He just basically lives right up the street from me. I’m in both their ears about being Beavers, but I also remember how it was for me before I committed, I want them to come up with their own decisions. When I was going through the process, I didn’t necessarily want to hear from all these different people trying to get in my ear about this or that. But you know, we are all recruits and we talk, me and Jamire and Jeff about the possibilities of us all playing together. It could happen.”
As for Flemings’ senior year, the 5’7” speedster and the 5’9” Calvin, have played well alongside one another as both have put up solid numbers through their first five games. Flemings leads the Phantoms with 38 receptions with Calvin right behind him with 37; Calvin leads the team with 713 yards through the air and Flemings is second with 375. Both have seven total touchdowns on the year in leading Cathedral to a 5-0 record.
As this weekend approaches, of course Flemings would like to see his friends join him in part of the future of Oregon State, but he has just a couple things that he wants them to experience for now.
“I’m just hoping we get up there and get to see a Beavers’ win and have a great time with Beaver Nation.”
Stick with BeaverBlitz as we continue to provide updates from all of this weekends official visitors.