VERBAL: Beavs land 4-star, non-stop DE

IT'S ALWAYS BIG news when a 4-star rated prospect makes his college decision. But what was it about Oregon State that let Dylan Wynn, a 6-2, 235-pound defensive end prospect out of Concord, Calif., -- rated 4-stars and No. 23 in the nation at his position -- to choose the Beavers over everyone else?

Wynn said Oregon State, where he unofficially visited back in April and then again a few days ago, just felt like home.

"I felt really comfortable there. I knew when I got there that the coaches cared a lot and would help me reach the goals that I have. I really liked the campus itself, it was one of those things where you're there and you just feel comfortable. It helps a lot that they're all really close with one another, it reminds me a lot of my high school," said Wynn.

That school, De La Salle, has been nationally known for decades for its football program. As a junior, Wynn earned consensus postseason honors in the East Bay and CIF-North Coast Section. He was also named first team All-State Underclass by after helping lead De La Salle to the CIF State Open Division title.

He racked up 82 tackles -- with 36 for loss -- along with 10 sacks and two fumble recoveries in 2009.

WYNN CHOSE OREGON STATE over offers from Cal, Washington State, Oklahoma State and others.

"I talked to coach Riley when I visited but I didn't make it public until today because I wanted to talk to all the other coaches and thank them for how they recruited me," said Wynn. "They were very happy, very excited. And I'm very excited to be on campus next year."

WYNN WILL BE blasting off the edge in Corvallis and said that's where he produces his best results.

"I also like what position they'll have me at with defensive end. It lets me do what I do best. Their typical d-end, what they do, is they just run the whole time and get to the ball. And that's what typically I do best. I get as far upfield as I can or out to stop the run. It's just somebody who moves around, is very mobile and can get to the quarterback.

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In other news, CB Jeremy Reynolds according to sources has decommitted from OSU and pledged Texas Tech. Reynolds was one of the Oak Ridge Academy players from North Carolina who verballed to the Beavs earlier this spring.

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