October was a busy month for the Oregon State football staff. In addition to prepping for the heart of their Pac-12 schedule, a number of new offers were extended to junior college athletes as Gary Andersen looks to address more immediate needs in his program.
Tyler Bjorklund was the recipient of one of those offers. While it was a busy month inside Valley Football Center, it was also a busy month for Tyler as a number of other college programs have taken notice of his play.
“I currently have offers from the University of Alabama –Birmingham, Colorado State, Florida Atlantic, Northern Arizona, and Nevada to go along with Oregon State,” Bjorklund told BeaverBlitz. “Right now, I’m really just focusing on finishing my season at College of the Canyons and kind of see what comes my way. I do know that as our season ends, recruiting will have to move to the forefront as I will be graduating either in December or March and looking to join whichever program I end up signing with for spring practices.”
Despite a number of different programs coming into the picture, it’s Andersen’s Oregon State program that has primarily caught the 6-foot 5-inch left tackle’s attention. With the attention Bjorklund has been receiving from the Beavers’ coaching staff, he would like to reciprocate that by getting up to Oregon State later this month.
“With Oregon State, I’m mostly talking with Coach Hall but also Coach Andersen some. I want to try to get up there as soon as my season ends. Since Coach Andersen has been there, they’re really turning it around. I see a lot of good things coming in to play for Oregon State. I am very excited about them.
It isn’t just what the Coach Hall and Coach Andersen have told him about Corvallis and the surrounding area, Tyler has done his own research on the area and it fits just about everything he’s looking for in a college.
“I am really looking to go somewhere that has a bit smaller population, get that real college experience in a real college town. I know that OSU has a lot of things that I want in a college. Corvallis is a town of like 54,000 people that centers around the university, and I keep hearing how gorgeous it is up there from the coaches. I can actually see the four seasons up there unlike here in SoCal,” Bjorklund said.
With two remaining home games for the Beavers, Tyler would like to set up his visit for one of them. Outside of his visit to OSU, he’s unsure about taking any other visits at this time.
We’ll catch back up with Bjorklund as he looks to set up his official visit to Corvallis.