June 19, 2012
BEAUMONT -Wide receiver Oluwajimi (B.J.) Oyefeso and quarterback Dillon Barrett have both signed with the Lamar University football team and will be eligible to play in the upcoming 2012 season.
Oyefeso transfers to Lamar from Citrus College where he compiled 72 receptions over two seasons. The 6-foot-3, 205-pounder will have two years of eligibility remaining for the Cardinals. As a sophomore at Citrus, Oyefeso led the team with 51 receptions and was second on the team with 628 receiving yards and five touchdowns.
"B.J. is a good athlete with good hands," said LU head coach Ray Woodard. "He can really run after the catch and is a welcome addition to our wide receiver group."
Oyefeso, who earned second-team All-West Conference honors in 2011, prepped at Rowlands High School in Pasadena, Calif. While in high school, Oyefeso earned all-league, All-San Gabriel Valley and All-California Interscholastic Federation Southern Section honors.
Barrett is a redshirt freshman and will have four years of eligibility remaining after sitting out one season at Fort Scott Community College. Barrett, who is listed at 6-foot-5, 220 pounds, played at Grant High School in Dry Prong, La.
"Dillon is very athletic," said Woodard. "He has good feet, can really run the football and is a great addition to our team."
Barrett is one of four quarterbacks on the Lamar roster heading into the 2012 season. Redshirt sophomore Caleb Berry is joined by junior transfer Ryan Mossakowski and freshman Matt Bergeron.