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Massillon QB picks Oregon State

Massillon quarterback Kyle Kempt had previously committed to a home-state university.

Now, he’s planning to attend another home-state university.

Kempt, who grew up in Oregon but played high school football at Massillon after his family moved here three years ago, gave a verbal commitment to Oregon State on Saturday while on an official visit there.

Kempt committed to Cincinnati last spring. His recruitment re-opened in December when Butch Jones left for Tennessee and Cincinnati hired Tommy Tuberville. He also visited Toledo earlier this month and Connecticut earlier this year.

The 6’5 Kempt was the Canton Repository’s Stark County Player of the Year after throwing for a Massillon-record 3,056 yards last season and helping the Tigers to a spot in Ohio’s big-school quarterfinals. He’ll graduate in June as Massillon’s valedictorian; he’s never had a B in his academic career.

“I’m extremely happy for Kyle,” Massillon coach Jason Hall said. “He’s a great person, a great leader, excellent in the classroom and an awesome football player. We are all happy it’s worked out for him.”

CHANGE OF PLANS: recruiting analyst Bill Greene tweeted Sunday that Youngstown Mooney safety prospect Marcus McWilson, long committed to Nebraska, will instead sign with Kentucky on Feb. 6, National Signing Day.

Kentucky’s new coach is Mooney alum Mark Stoops. Nebraska’s coach is Mooney alum Bo Pelini.

McWilson visited Kentucky this weekend. He tweeted on Sunday that he’s officially decommitted from Nebraska.