Vanderbeen Picks Oregon State

Quarterback Brent Vanderveen of Arroyo Grande, Calif., will be playing in the Pac-12, making his decision on Tuesday. "I committed to Oregon State," Vanderveen said.

Vanderveen let head coach Mike Riley know of his decision. "I told Coach Riley," said Vanderveen. "He was really excited."

Vanderveen said everything about Oregon State impressed him. "Everything about them made them the pick," said Vanderveen. "I really liked the coaching staff, and they're a great football program moving in the right direction."

One of three Arroyo Grande prospects with an Oregon State offer (along with Seth Jacobs and Garrett Weinreich), Vanderveen is the first to commit.

Academically, Vanderveen has a 4.0 and scored a 1300 on the SAT.

Vanderveen has 103-for-198 for 1,402 yards with 11 touchdown passes and five interceptions and ran for 581 yards and six touchdowns and led Arroyo Grande to the 2010 CIF-SS Northern Division semifinals.

(Editor's Note: Oklahoma State offered two quarterbacks after Todd Monken went around and checked out prospects in the spring evaluation period. One was Wes Lunt, who committed to Oklahoma State, and the other was Brent Vanderveen, who was on the Oklahoma State campus on an unofficial visit last week. The Cowboys got a tremendous prospect committed in Lunt but Vanderveen is also a teriffic prospect and I wish him a lot of luck at Oregon State. Great commitment for the Beavers.)

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