"I went down last week and watched spring practice," said Stanton. "I liked the feel of everything, I really loved everything. I talked to the coaches after practice and almost committed, but I wanted to talk to my parents and knew Coach (Danny) Langsdorf was coming up this week.
"The biggest thing I like about Oregon State is that when I go there I just feel great. They talk about family and that really makes sense to me."
Stanton is happy to have a made a decision this early in the process and does not plan on taking any other trips or considering any other offers.
"I am confident in my decision," said Stanton. "I am done with the process. OSU has everything that I could want or need."
But Stanton had mentioned previously that Washington was the team he grew up rooting for -- would an offer from the hometown Huskies change his commitment?
"At this point I would have to let that offer go," said Stanton.
Stanton said the Beavers had told him how much they liked him as a prospect and that they had hoped he would commit early.
Stanton will now turn his attention to the coming high school season and preparing for college football in the fall of 2012.
"It is exciting, but there is a lot of relief," said Stanton. "I have found a home and I know that I will love being there for four years. Now I can enjoy my senior season."