Jermel Walker is keeping an open mind about his recruitment but the Oregon State commit watched the Beavers upset UCLA this past weekend in the Rose Bowl and he thought it was great.
"Man, they're looking lovely," Walker said.
The three-star receiver from Rancho Cucamonga, Calif., committed to Oregon State in late July and has made it no secret he's looking at other official visits.
But he watched Oregon State closely in its win over the Bruins and was highly impressed with how the team played on both sides of the ball.
"I was really interested in the game and I felt their defense was stopping UCLA's run game," Walker said. "I know they have that great running back and Oregon State's receivers were making plays. I thought the quarterback played great and I felt both sides of the field were executing and doing what they needed to do.
"It feels good to see them win. It's like the underdog. I got calls from people and they were telling me the ranked team was going to win and Oregon State didn't have a chance because of what they've done in the past but you could see that Oregon State was ready to come out and play.
"I was excited for them to beat a ranked team and I was excited to see them come out and win."
Houston, Minnesota, Nevada, Utah, Utah State and Washington State have all offered Walker, rated as the No. 100 wide receiver in the 2013 class by Rivals.com.
Washington State is the main competition in his recruitment and the three-star said he's planning a visit to Pullman sometime this season. No other programs consistently talk to him except the two Pac-12 teams.
"I'm committed to Oregon State but I'm still open to other schools," Walker said.
"Basically, I'm listening to what they have to say. I'm taking all five of my official visits but I haven't decided where yet. I'm for sure taking Oregon State and Washington State but I don't know about the other three."