Malik Gilmore had narrowed his school choices to four and then talked over each program with his parents and the Lakewood, Calif., wide receiver said Oregon State was the best fit over Michigan, Notre Dame and Utah.
The 6-foot-3, 195-pound four-star prospect left open the option to take other official visits but he said that he's excited about the Beavers and following some high-profile receivers that have played in Corvallis.
"I talked to my parents and everything and narrowed down the schools to Oregon State, Notre Dame, Michigan and Utah," Gilmore said. "We listed out the pros and cons and I decided for right now that Oregon State is the best fit for me and I think it's a pretty solid choice.
"I told them that I wanted to take my five visits and they said it's perfectly fine so I'm going to do that but right now I'm with Oregon State."
Gilmore, who finished with 28 receptions for 463 yards and six touchdowns in his junior season, has not visited Oregon State yet but he's planning a trip there later this month. He said official visits to Michigan, Notre Dame and Utah will probably happen during his senior season.
The Lakewood standout had offers from Arizona State, Colorado, Duke, Michigan, Notre Dame, San Diego State, Utah and Washington but he liked Oregon State the best and made his decision on Friday.
"It was a little bit of everything I liked," Gilmore said. "It's the best of both worlds with football and academics and then the coaches are really great.
"Coach Riley and coach Brennan and then there were great former players there. Everything looked good up there."