With his high school teammate Chad Kanoff (North Hollywood, Calif./Harvard-Westlake) already committed to Vanderbilt, it is easy to see why the Commodores staff offered offensive lineman Thomas Oser (North Hollywood, Calif./Harvard-Westlake). It isn't often the SEC heads west looking for offensive line help, but Oser has garnered the attention of another SEC program.
Ole Miss became the latest program to offer the three-star lineman when defensive line coach Chris Kiffin extended an offer to Oser last week.
"I was kind of shocked but they said they like what I bring to the table. I have heard a lot of good things about the town and SEC football is as good as it gets," Oser said.
The No. 64 ranked offensive tackle holds offers from Oregon, Washington State, Ole Miss, New Mexico State, San Diego State, Colorado, Stanford and Utah.
With no favorites to date, Oser is taking his time in evaluating each program and maintaining contact with his recruiters.
"I have been in touch with all of the schools that have offered me. I am trying to figure out my schedule for the fall so I can set up my officials once I decide where I want to visit," Oser said.
Oregon and Stanford seem likely to get official visits as the two premier west-coast offers for the 6-foot-5, 275-pounder.
"I have been talking to Coach Bloomgren at Stanford and Coach Greatwood at Oregon. I have a good relationship with both of them and look forward to visiting this fall," said Oser. "I am trying to figure out when I can make it work with Oregon so I can take an official visit there. I'd love to see a game at Autzen Stadium because their fans and that atmosphere are amazing."