Isaiah Hodgins, a 6-foot-3, 190 pound wide receiver from Walnut Creek (California) Berean Christian surprised a lot of people of Friday night as he announced his commitment to Oregon State over Oregon and Nebraska. The 4-star athlete held offers from across the country, but in the end decided that Oregon State was a good fit to further his education and football career.
Hodgins visited Oregon State in October and witnessed the victory over Cal. He raved about the trip once he returned home.
"The game atmosphere was crazy," he said. "You know being down there in the student section, it was loud and exciting, especially with the win, it was a pretty fun and crazy time. Then being able to go down on the field after the game and celebrate with the team, it was definitely the highlight of my weekend."
Hodgins is a gifted receiver who is already very polished. He has grown up around the game and is equally strong running routes and making big catches. His size is also a strength as he can out-physical smaller defensive backs, yet is faster than the linebackers. He plans to enroll at Oregon State early in order to participate in spring football practice and is expected to compete for early playing time as a true freshman.
Even more important for his development at the next level, Hodgins plans to arrive in Corvallis in January to begin conditioning and working out with the team. He joins fellow wide receiver commit, Kolby Taylor, who will be in Corvallis in time to participate in spring camp.
Stay tuned to BeaverBlitz for more on this developing story.