BREAKING: Beavs land versatile, three-star TE

THE CAMP EVENTS at Oregon State have yielded another orange and black verbal commitment. He's a tight end ranked in the nation's Top 35 at his position. He has sticky hands who aggressively goes after the pigskin. He's so versatile the Beavs have talked to him about also flexing out in a wide receiver's spot. And then there's his blocking.

After a recent skills camp event at Oregon State, the Beavs offered Tyler Perry, a 6-5, 240 pound tight end out of Ventura, Calif. who tore it up on the Corvallis gridiron. A few days later, he called the OSU coaches and became a Beaver.

"I am verbally committed to Oregon State...It was the coaching staff that set me off. They were awesome. They treated me really well and with a lot of respect...We've had some really good conversations," said Perry.

PERRY IS RATED No. 35 in the nation among tight ends on Scout.com.

In addition to Oregon State, Perry held a Pac-10 offer from Arizona. Other schools who had offered include UNLV, New Mexico State and Utah State. He was also seeing recent interest from Washington.

"Arizona liked the same things that Oregon State did, that they can flex me out and keep me in -- it's like having an extra threat," said Perry.

IT WAS ALSO the entire package at Oregon State that let him know Corvallis was for him, said Perry.

"The campus was awesome, the stadium was beautiful, there was just a lot of little things that you put together that just set it apart from the other schools," said Perry.

PERRY SAID the Beavs plan to use him in a variety of ways.

"They liked that I was working hard and going up for the ball rather than waiting for it and they liked how I ran my routes," said Perry. "..They run a pro offense which is perfect for me as a tight end who wants to catch the ball.

"They ran me through most of their offense...they showed me some of the stuff they do with their tight ends and the different things they want to throw in with me -- like even flexing out and playing as a receiver as well as tight end."

TIGHT END IS unique -- the skills required are those of a receiver and an offensive lineman.

Perry said the Beavs were enamored with his versatility in blocking as well.

"They said they liked the way I can go out and get the linebacker and that I wasn't just limited to a couple types of (stay at home) blocks -- instead of doing just regular lineman blocks, they liked how I can go out and get other people, like how I can do a downfield block and get the safety, too."

Tyler Perry profile and video



Scout.com West Recruiting Manager Brandon Huffman contributed to this report.


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