Mundt Loves Visit to Oregon

The Modesto (Calif.) Central Catholic tight end, John Mundt, took an official visit to his future school, Oregon, this past weekend...

Modesto (Calif.) Central Catholic tight end John Mundt (6-5, 235), committed to Oregon in June, having taken an unofficial visit to Eugene not long before his trip.

Over the weekend, the Duck pledge got a chance to take an official visit to Eugene, and the trip confirmed to Mundt why he chose the Ducks in the first place.

"It was an awesome trip for me," said Mundt. "Obviously, it was a tough loss, but seeing how they reacted to it and handled the situation, the know what's done is done, and now they're geared and focused on Oregon State."

Mundt was hosted by freshman Cody Carriger, but spent a lot of time with some of the other players.

"I met Kenjon Barner, Bryan Bennett and Kyle Long, and they were all really cool," said Mundt. "I met a bunch of the other visitors too."

Mundt also spent time with the Oregon coaches.

"I met with Coach (Tom) Osborne and Coach (Chip) Kelly, and they're awesome," said Mundt. "I sat down and had a lot of conversations with them about what I need to do to prepare for when I come in June. It was a great time and was great to come up."

Mundt said he enjoyed the atmosphere at Autzen Stadium.

"It was intense, and everyone was standing the whole time," said Mundt. "My ears were ringing because it was so loud. I couldn't imagine traveling there on another team. You look to your left, you look to your right, and they're screaming. The fans make that stadium and that's why Eugene is such an awesome college town."

Mundt hasn't had any doubts about his commitment and the visit confirmed again that Oregon was the place for him.

"I was already 100% committed, but I definitely know that's where I want to be," said Mundt.

The weather, which was much different than the sun he experienced during his unofficial, also was something Mundt liked.

"I love overcast, rainy weather, and we didn't have that on my unofficial," said Mundt.

Mundt also noted the facilities on his trip.

"They have the new football facilities going up," said Mundt. "It was only the foundation that was set in June, and now it's already three-stories high. I can't wait to see the finished product."

Mundt has no plans to visit anywhere else, his only plans now are to win a section, regional and state championship for Central Catholic, who're projected by GoldenStatePreps to be the NorCal representative in the CIF State D-IV Bowl Game.

"That was my one official visit and now I'm going to take care of my senior season in football," said Mundt. "We're in the semifinals and after that are the section finals, then the regional finals and then hopefully the state bowl game."

This week, they'll face Antelope (Calif.) Center in the semifinals.

"We'll have a nice Thanksgiving breakfast and then a fun practice," said Mundt. "It's always a fun practice on Thanksgiving."

Brandon is in his eighth year with, currently as a National Recruiting Analyst and West Regional Manager. Prior to joining the Recruiting Team, he was a team recruiting writer.  He's been covering recruiting for the network since 2003.
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