"I just loved the environment there," McMaryion said. "I loved the community and the city of Corvallis, it's just a great place. Everywhere I went, all the people I met were so polite. The coaching staff is amazing and I really got a great vibe from them.
"I really bonded with Coach Riley and had a great time working with him and the staff. On Wednesday, I talked with Coach Riley and he told me to call on Friday and he would let me know if I had an offer. We had a 10 hour drive home from Corvallis Wednesday and I talked with my parents about what I should do. We basically decided if they offered, I would jump on it and that's what happened."
McMaryion said Thursday was one of the longest days of his life but it was worthy it in the end.
"I was definitely nervous," McMaryion said. "Before I called up Coach Riley, my emotions were on a roller coaster. I was really hoping for good news and when he told me they were offering a scholarship, I was so relieved and excited.
"I told him I wanted to commit and Coach said, ‘looks like the Oregon State Beavers just got better.' I'm so relieved right now and excited to be a Beaver. I feel like it's a big load off my shoulders and Oregon State is a great program. "You can't beat the Pac 12 and to have this decision out of the way before the season is exactly what I wanted all along. I can't see myself playing anywhere else and I think it's a great fit for me all around."