Two North Carolina recruits pick the Beavers

2010-06-25T18:45:00Z 2010-06-28T09:46:10Z Two North Carolina recruits pick the BeaversBy Cliff Kirkpatrick, Gazette-Times Reporter Corvallis Gazette Times

The Oregon State football team picked up two more verbal commitments, according to their coach Otis Yelverton.

Both athletes are from North Carolina, and continue OSU's push across the nation to expand the recruiting base.

They are cornerback Jeremy Reynolds of Oak Ridge Military Academy and wide receiver Chris Lampkins from Sanderson High, both unranked athletes at the moment.

Lampkins plans to transfer to Oak Ridge Military Academy this season, according to Yelverton.

Reynolds is a 5-9, 163-pounder who had offers from East Carolina, North Carolina State, California and New Mexico State. He plans to graduate early and be in Corvallis by the winter term in January.

"He's a cover man," Yelverton said. "You can play man on one side and zone on the other. He's a shut-down corner, very physical. It's going to be a pleasure to coach him."

Lampkins is a 6-foot-2, 172-pounder who moved on his first offer, and was impressed with OSU's camp he attended last weekend.

Yelverton takes his players on a West Coast camp tour each summer. Oak Ridge also hit the Oregon and California camps this month. He said all his players like the state of Oregon because it reminds them of home.

"He's a track guy," Yelverton said of Lampkins. "He's a 300 intermediate hurdler. He finished first in the state and 21st in nationals out of 45 kids. He has exceptional speed and he had great hands."

This gives the Beavers four commitments for the 2011 class, all coming in the last week. The other two are offensive guard Connor Thomas from Montana and receiver Tyrequek Zimmerman from Oklahoma.

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