FULLERTON, Calif. - Jordan Villamin first received a letter of interest from Oregon State in his sophomore season and since then he's thought about playing for the Beavers.
When an offer surprisingly came recently the big wide receiver from Etiwanda, Calif., said the Pac-12 school immediately moves way up his list.
"It was kind of out of the blue," Villamin said. "They called my old coach to see what the juniors were like and they got some information and then they got my highlight tape and then after that they called my coach a few days later and offered me a scholarship.
"They sent me a letter when I was a sophomore so I've been thinking about them for a while. I was excited to get the offer."
Villamin, a 6-foot-5, 212-pound receiver who played with I.E. Elite at the Passing Down SoCal 7on7 Regional this past weekend at Fullerton College, said he's been doing research on the Oregon State program and he's definitely excited about learning more.
"I've known a lot about the school," Villamin said. "I know Steven Jackson went there and some other things so it's good.
"I'm king of waiting on some other schools but they're definitely at the top."
Villamin said he's hearing from Arizona State, Washington and some other Pac-12 programs.
This summer could be crucial in his recruitment since the Etiwanda standout plans to visit Washington State, Oregon, Oregon State and Boise State before his senior season.
The massive receiver has shined at multiple tournaments this spring and could land more offers once he gets seen by more college coaches.
"I'm really excited about those trips this summer," Villamin said.