Speedy Receiver Chooses Beavs

Sammie Stroughter, a 5-10, 180 pound wide receiver from Granite Bay (Calif.) tripped to Oregon State a week ago and liked what he saw. This week he pulled the trigger and verbaled to the Beavers.

TheInsiders.com spoke with Sammie Stroughter Wednesday night and he confirmed that he had committed to Oregon State three days after returning from his recruiting trip.

"I chose Oregon State because of the family atmosphere," Sammie stated from his home in Granite Bay, California. The 5-foot-10, 180-pound player explained that his host, Josh Hawkins "gave me the goods on what it was like playing at Oregon State."

Stroughter is one of the fastest wideouts in the nation, clocking a 4.35 forty at the Nike camp in Palo Alto. Besides being fast he can also push some iron,"I am the strongest player on our team," Sammie said, currently squatting 405 lbs and benching 245 lbs. 

His outstanding play on the field has placed him as one of the top wide receiving prospects in California.  TheInsiders.com has him as the 12th best wide receiver and the 87th overall player in the Golden Bear state.

Stroughter is currently playing flyback for the Grizzlies of Granite Bay High School where he is averaging over seven yards per carry and over 21 yards per catch with a combined 18 touchdowns. Granite Bay is currently 7 and 2 and poised to make a run deep into the playoffs.

In addition to being a talented athlete, Stroughter is also a great kid; very polite and very respectful.

The Beavers beat out BYU, Boise State and Fresno State for the field-stretching receiver's services. "Corvallis is just a place I can really see myself living in for the next 5 years."

James Greule covers Oregon State football recruiting.  He can be reached at james.greule@beaverfootball.com.

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