Black & Orange YouTube: Grabmaster

JORDAN BISHOP is not always going to be the fastest guy on the field. Sure, he has good speed, but it's the other parts of his game that make you really stop and relish the black and orange future in store for the 6-foot-3 wide receiver from Salem. Numerous highlights as he makes his way to the Oregon State gridiron, presented in three part format..

Jordan Bishop, a lauded three sport athlete, runs the 40 in the 4.55 range. As a poster on the BF.C Insiders' message board recently noted, his hands, vision, balance and patience are something special.

Indeed, many highly rated prep receivers bludgeon their defensive back opponents in high school because the gap in speed is so wide. When said receivers get to the Pac-10, however, they find they need to make considerable adjustments.

What is exciting about Bishop is that his technique, and also some of his natural gifts such as balance, look to be more advanced than what is normally seen in a high school commit.

Bishop figures to make plenty of exciting catches for the Beavers, he has excellent hands as one can see in the following clips and particularly in the one handed snag in Part II, to go along with his height.

But he also has shifty moves on the glide at high speed -- his success does not figure to hinge primarily, as it does for some lauded prep receivers making the jump to college ball, in trying to outrun a defender on a straight line.

There had been talk around Letter of Intent Day that the Beavs might look to grayshirt Bishop but that doesn't look to be in the cards, he's listed on the official Oregon State 2008 roster. Special teams clips are the main focus in the first part of Part III but with a "head on a swivel" at full speed, it also illustrated his ability to make yards after the catch, in traffic, in the receiving game.

Bishop grabbed 45 receptions for 709 hashes with 10 TDs this past season according to the Oregonian's stats page. He took home the MVP Award at the Les Schwab Bowl earlier this summer in his final appearance in a high school uniform.

He earned all-state and all-league honors at both receiver and defensive back his senior year, and was an all-league special teamer as well. In track and field, Bishop won the state long jump title (23-5) as a senior and placed second in both the high jump and 400 meters. In hoops, he was a first team All-Central Valley selection.

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