2018 quarterback prospect Steven Comstock recently took a visit to see Oregon State and came away very impressed with everything he saw.
The 3-star prospect was on campus for the Beavers game against the Washington State Cougars. While they didn’t win the game, the program positioned themselves well with a number of prospects that had been visiting, including Comstock.
It was Steven’s first trip to the Pacific Northwest and he quickly found that things are vastly different in Oregon, as compared to Los Angeles where he has grown up .
“We flew into Portland and I couldn’t believe how nice everything was and how green it all is. We grabbed a bite to eat up there and everyone was just real nice, we had like a 30-minute conversation with someone on the side of the street! I was blown away by how nice everyone was up there,” he told BeaverBlitz.
Currently, Steven has offers to Oregon State, Idaho and Eastern Washington. While other programs are showing interest early on, the Beavers are his biggest offer to date. The college game day experience that envelopes Reser Stadium and the Pac-12 school was something new to him. He found even the smallest of things to be awestruck by.
“When we got over to the game, we got to see all these great tailgating set-ups," he said. "We even parked in someone’s front yard; that was something new to me. It was just a great experience.”
“Everyone around town was out tailgating and in Beaver gear, you can just tell how much people care about the university and program in the area.”
Comstock met up with Director of Player Personnel, Vincent Guinta, who showed him around Reser Stadium and the newly renovated Valley Football Center. Comstock admitted that all of the facilities were really nice but his favorite part of his trip was the excitement of 37,000 Beaver fans cheering on their team during the game.
“Definitely the highlight for me was the game. It was super exciting," he said. "I was out of my seat pretty much the entire game just screaming my head off. The people next to me were just looking at me like, ‘Who is this guy? This guy is crazy!’ It was cool to be able to go to something like that and experience it as a fan, then thinking that I could be down there in a couple years playing in front of these people.”
Comstock has been in touch with the Oregon State coaching staff frequently and looks forward to a return visit. Other unofficial visits are in the process of being set up.