Oregon State flips SoCal OL Sean Harlow

A few days ago during the Semper Fidelis All-American practices, San Clemente (Calif.) offensive lineman Sean Harlow said his commitment to Washington was a little soft and he was 50-50 between the Huskies and Oregon State. Fast forward a few days and the lineman has decided to go in a different direction.

Sean Harlow committed to Washington back in the summer but recently said he was torn between sticking with the Huskies or flipping to Oregon State. The lineman said his heart was with the Beavers while his head was with the Huskies. On Saturday, Harlow decided to follow his heart and committed to the Beavers.

"I wanted to go where I was most comfortable and that was Oregon State," Harlow said. "Like I said before, my heart was always with Oregon State, even when I committed to Washington. I felt I had the best connection with Coach Cavanaugh, the OL coach at Oregon State.

"Oregon State felt like a big family to me and that's what I was looking for. I'm really close with some of the players already as well as some of the other recruits going to Oregon State. I felt really bad de-committing from Washington because they have a great program and a great staff too. It wasn't anything against them at all, it just came down to following my heart and that was at Oregon State."

Harlow, who had a very good week of practice at the Semper Fi game, worked out at guard all week and will likely play guard for the Beavers as well.

"I've always played tackle but I think I can play either spot," Harlow said. "I think if you're 6-4 or shorter, people automatically assume you're a guard. It's fine though, I'm comfortable there and I'm just looking forward for the opportunity to play and be mentored by Coach Cav.

"This was a really hard process for me. I took my trips and at different times, I thought I was done and locked in for Washington. I know I would have been happy there but I think the best spot for me is at Oregon State and I definitely feel like a huge weight off my back after making this decision."

Greg Biggins has been covering recruiting for over 15 years, covering the West since the mid-1990's and currently serves as a national analyst for Scout.com/FOXSportsNext.
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