COMMITMENT: Kyle Brown talks about being a Beaver

OREGON STATE has another wide receiver in the fold for the 2005 season -- Santa Ana, Calif., standout Kyle Brown. And this is a big one, literally. At 6-foot-4 and 205 pounds, Brown will make for an enticing target cutting through an opponents' secondary. He said he's signed, sealed and delivered to to Oregon State as talked to the Mater Dei High star earlier today.

Brown, who actually committed to coaches Mike Riley and Lee Hull some time ago, said that they were thrilled when he gave them the news he wanted to be a Beaver.

"I committed in March," Brown told "I told Mike Riley and Lee Hull and they were excited. They said they were excited and just ready (for me) to get things started."

Brown chose OSU over an offer from Wyoming and very strong interest from Arizona. The offense the Beavs run and the coaching staff were the two primary factors in his decision, with the Mater Dei playmaker saying he's going to love playing for Riley and the coaching staff in Corvallis.

"I had an offer from Wyoming," he said. "I was talking very heavily with Arizona...but I just knew that Oregon State is really good school -- and a really good fit for me -- because of how they run their offense. They get the ball out to their wide receivers. Its just a great fit."

A bonus comes in the form of Mater Dei alumnus Marcel Jones, the 6-8, 200-pound guard/forward sophomore-to-be at Oregon State.

"I'm an independent person but it just helps out that I know somebody out there," said Brown.

The athletic wideout was also a key contributor to the Monarchs 2004-05 CIF championship basketball team, averaging 10 points and 5 boards during the regular season.

Brown has achieved a qualifying score on the SAT and sent in his signed paperwork a while back. In short, he's a Beav. He plans on a late-July, early August arrival on the Oregon State campus and wants to hit the ground running. And he had these words for the Beaver Nation.

"I'm a big target and an athletic receiver," he said. "I'm ready to go. I'm ready to have fun and show them what I can do."

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