With limited spots remaining on the offensive front in their 2013 recruiting class, the Oregon Ducks hosted one of their top offensive line targets over the weekend.
Three-star offensive tackle, Thomas Oser (North Hollywood, Calif./Harvard-Westlake) took his first official visit to Eugene as the Ducks opened the Pac-12 slate against the Arizona Wildcats. Oser decided to trim his list to Oregon, Stanford and Vanderbilt last month.
After his first visit, the Ducks look to be in good shape to solidify their offensive line class.
"It was absolutely amazing. The whole weekend was great" Oser said. "The whole atmosphere around campus was something I had never seen before. It was just a great experience."
The No. 65 tackle prospect in the country raved about a number of things during his time in Eugene. One specific element that stood out was the offensive style of the Ducks.
"I had seen it and talked to the coaches about it, but watching how they operate their offense is something special" said the 6-foot- 5, 275-pound Oser. "We run a lot of similar stuff at my school. It was pretty cool to see they do a lot of the same. It made me feel even more comfortable when I thought about the opportunity to play there."
Oser still plans to visit Stanford and Vanderbilt but has not yet determined when he will take either visit.
"I still want to go see both Stanford and Vanderbilt because they offer great educations and have solid programs" Oser said.
With the possibility of the Ducks only taking one more offensive lineman, the No. 81 player in the state of California knows that it is likely first come, first served.
"The coaches were great let me know where things stand. Coach Greatwood [Oregon OL coach] said I would be a great fit in their system." Oser said. "They said they like my ability and think my versatility could definitely make an impact on the team, sooner than later."
Oser's quarterback Chad Kanoff (North Hollywood, Calif./Harvard-Westlake) has been committed to Vanderbilt since May. Vanderbilt is far from Southern California, but Oser is from New Jersey originally, so distance isn't an issue.
The Ducks seem to be in good shape for Oser, who said, "I really like their program and they are definitely going to be in it until the end. Everything about it was amazing."