Oseland Talks Cal Offer

Quinn Oseland talked about returning to Berkeley and his Cal offer last week with BearTerritory.

Springfield (Ill.) Sacred Heart Griffin offensive tackle Quinn Oseland hasn't been to California since he was but a wee lad of three-years old. Now, the 6-foot-6, 300-pound lineman has an eye towards coming back and visiting the Berkeley campus, once again with his parents, since he just pulled down an offer from the Golden Bears – an offer that didn't come as a surprise.

"Not really. They've been sending me mail since the end of the season, and I'd heard a little bit from coach Yenser," Oseland said. "I talked with him, and he said he was going to talk to the offensive coordinator about offering me, and it had been a while. Finally he just called and offered me. It was a process, so I kind of expected it. I know that it's in Berkeley, and it's a great area in California. Both my parents have visited there, and I was there when I was three, so I have no idea what it looks like now, but I'm excited to visit and again and see what they have to offer, because I know it's a beautiful area."

Washington State was the most recent school before Cal to offer Oseland, who played basketball through his freshman year, and did track and field through his sophomore year, before stopping to focus on weight training for football. He now maxes out at 265 in the bench press and 500 pounds in the dead lift.

Just an hour away from the Illinois campus, Oseland has already made several visits to the Illini, but, he said, no one has an early edge in his recruitment, which has Cal, Illinois, Washington State, Mississippi State, Oregon, Minnesota and Toledo all involved.

"I don't think anyone's really the one to beat," Oseland said. "I have an open mind right now, but they're definitely recruiting me probably the hardest, because I live so close."

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