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Four-star WR talks January visits

12/27/2012

Wide receiver Hunter Jarmon (Waco, Texas/Midway) has Oregon State, Washington State and Texas Tech as his three favorites. He visited Oregon State in November, and next month the 6-foot-1, 190-pound receiver will take in Washington State and Texas Tech.

The four-star prospect has an official visit set up for Washington State on Jan. 11 and another visit set for Texas Tech on Jan. 18. The Texas Tech visit will be his fifth and final, as he already has visited Oregon State (Nov. 3), Kansas (Sept. 15) and Minnesota (Sept. 22).

While Oregon State is very much in the running, Jarmon is looking forward to his upcoming visits. Both have ties to two coaches he really admires: Washington State coach Mike Leach, and assistant coach Eric Morris, who recently left Washington State to join Kliff Kingsbury’s staff at Texas Tech.

“For Washington State, I’ve always been in love with Coach Leach since he was at Tech,” Jarmon said. “I’ve looked up to his offense, and Michael Crabtree is one of my favorite receivers of all time. I want to see what the campus is like. I’ve been hearing about how the facilities are getting upgraded. Pullman, (Wash.), is a long way from home, but I want to see what it’s like.”

Jarmon continued: “I’ve always like Tech, again because of Coach Leach and the history there. A lot of my friends go there, and it’s relatively close to my parents. Half of the games will be played in Texas. I like how Coach Kingsbury’s at Tech now, and I’ve always had a strong bond with Coach Morris.”

Jarmon said Texas Tech has been a major player for months, and Morris’ arrival to Lubbock, Texas, strengthens the Red Raiders’ case. However, Oregon State and Washington State remain just as strong. Whichever school wins over Jarmon will get a player who is ranked No. 48 among receivers nationally and No. 43 among players in Texas for the Class of 2013. Jarmon was the leading receiver in his district and an all-state honorable mention selection.