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Signing Day Surprise: Beamon Reclassifies, Joins 2021 Class

Big news for OSU’s secondary.



Signing day surprises are a rarity for Oklahoma State, and when they happen, they typically spell bad news. But on Wednesday, OSU got news of the pleasant variety with word that star Class of 2022 reruit De’Kelvion Beamon — one of the top talents in Louisiana — has reclassified to 2021 and signed with Oklahoma State.

The reclass gives OSU another addition in its secondary in the recruiting cycle, and bolsters a unit that had been lacking at least one more body. OSU made runs at other prospects in the class to fill out safety and corner this cycle, but Beamon’s addition fills a need while also locking up one of the best 2022 talents. (Beamon committed to OSU in January, but he was widely expected to get more offers as a senior.)

A 6-foot-1, 180-pound recruit from Shrevport, Louisiana, Beamon is a three-star prospect at 247Sports. He garnered offers from Texas, Memphis, Penn State, Mississippi State and a handful of others before opting to pick the Pokes.

Given his youth — he’ll be on campus next year as a freshman when in reality he’d have been a high school senior — I don’t expect Beamon to contribute significantly right away. But getting him on campus a year earlier is a not-insignificant development. He’ll have all the resources he needs at his disposal to bulk up in the training program, learn the system, and gear up for 2022. Perhaps 2021 is even in the cards, dependent upon how depth looks after this season ends.

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