Arex Flemings

Signee Capsule: Arex Flemings

Three-star wide receiver Arex Flemings stood firm with Oregon State even after other programs started calling. We break down "Champs" film here.

BIO:

Had a big senior season, hauling in 94 receptions for 973 yards and 11 touchdowns. Also returned 8 kick-offs for nearly 300 yards, including an 86-yard return for a touchdown. Played opposite of 4* WR and one-time Beaver commit Jamire Calvin at Cathedral High in Los Angeles. He was a two-time Angelus All-League 1st team selection. Named to 1st Team All-CIF as a junior. Flemings was named by the Scout national recruiting staff as one of the best “niche” players in the nation for the 2017 cycle.

LEAD OSU RECRUITER:

Brent Brennan – Position/Area (Prior to taking SJSU HC job)

Cory Hall – Area 

Jason Phillips -- Position

RECRUITMENT:

Arex caught the eye of the coaches at a camp over the summer where he literally dominated everyone there and was offered on the spot. It took just five days for Flemings to think things over before pledging to Build the Dam. The Beavs were his first Pac-12 offer, following offers from Idaho and Utah State. As the process proceeded into the fall, he received offers from Washington State and Nebraska as both offered to try to land both he and his best friend, Jamire Calvin.  While there was some question as to how solid he was in his commitment after Coach Brennan left for the SJSU position Flemings was able to build a strong relationship with Jason Phillips over the month of January which was enough to keep Flemings in the fold and ultimately signing with OSU.

WHY OREGON STATE:

“I chose OSU because I felt like that’s where I needed to be, in all honesty.”

EVALUATION:

Despite his small stature, he plays much bigger than his 5’6” frame suggests. Has very sure hands, if he can get his fingers on it, he will more than likely bring in the catch. Great acceleration and good top end speed… Has a great understanding of the game and how to stand out despite being one of the smallest guys on the field. Does the small things well, the things that can often get overlooked, blocking downfield, setting up routes, beating a jam, finding soft spots in zone coverage, working back to the quarterback in scramble drill… Dynamic with the ball in his hands, whether it be catching the ball, running the fly sweep, or in the return game… The coaching staff will use him in a multitude of different ways. Although he will undoubtedly need to add weight throughout his career, he is a sleeper pick to see playing time next fall.

INSIDE THE COMMITMENT:

Nebraska and Washington State came on strong during the sprint to signing day in hopes of possibly luring Jamire Calvin, Arex’s best friend, to their respected school. Wazzu had offered back in December and was probably the more “considerable” threat to Oregon State. The Huskers offered at the last minute as word started to spread that Calvin was going to flip to WSU. In the end, the Beavers’ staff kept in constant communication with him and he stuck with the Beavs. Flemings is an integral part of the 2017 class and should be considered a big reason why Jeffrey Manning came on board and several other LA products giving the Beavers a long look.


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