Beaver verbal has change of heart

JAMICAH BASS switched his verbal commitment to Oregon State from Iowa State back in November, but has since had another change of heart. The 6-0, 215-pound sophomore the running back out of El Camino College says he will likely sign his Letter of Intent to a school other than OSU.

Bass said he will most likely sign his LOI with the school he first verbally committed to -- Iowa State. The primary reason for the switch back to ISU was about playing time, he said.

"I enjoyed my trip to Oregon State and everything, it's just that I feel Iowa State presents me a better opportunity to be able to play right away," said Bass. "I just decided to open it back up, I kind of feel like I'm going to go to Iowa State instead of Oregon State."

Bass verballed to OSU in November after a talk with assistant coach Nigel Burton.

"That was kind of a deciding factor for me last night, we talked for about an hour and he said they want me to come in and compete right away because he feels my talents are such that I can come in and contribute right away," said Bass at the time. Upon reflection however, he felt ISU afforded the better opportunity.

Bass will receive his AA degree in February. He has three to play two.

"I haven't officially signed anything yet but I've been getting to know the Iowa State coaching staff for a couple months now and I'm starting to feel more comfortable with them," he said. "I just felt it was a better situation as far as, I kind of want to play right away, I like the direction of the program and it's a good coaching staff."

Bass through 12 games this season had nearly 1,200 all-purpose yards, rushing 157 times for 906 hashes and 10 touchdowns, earning first team All-Mission Conference honors. As a freshman Bass gained 560 yards and three touchdowns on 74 carries (7.2 ypc) while adding four catches for 16 yards through the air in a back up role.

He hails from the same junior college program as current Beaver quarterback Lyle Moevao.

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