First up is three star tight end Carson Terrell from Lehi, Utah. Carson thoroughly enjoyed his trip to Oregon State and with it being his first official visit to any program; it really has set the bar for other visits to be measured. It sounds as if other schools will have a lot to live up to beat his experience in Corvallis.
“My parents came with me to Corvallis. And to be honest, they’ve been really supportive of this whole recruiting process, but beforehand Oregon State wasn’t a school that they were really excited about. But after this weekend, with everything Coach Woz (Wozniak), Coach McGiven and Coach Andersen has shown us, it really has opened their eyes to the type of place Oregon State is. Especially my mom, she really had a good time out here,” Terrell told BeaverBlitz as he waited to board his flight back home.
As with every visit, it is always interesting to see what it was that stood out to the prospect. For Carson, several things were important but what blew him away was how often they ate.
“Man, we were eating like every two hours and everything was so good," he laughed. "We got into town and the first thing we did after we checked into our hotel, was eat dinner. Then we had some meetings with Coach Woz and the tight ends. Then Saturday it was like breakfast, followed by a campus tour of all the facilities and meetings with the team doctor and people from academics with snacks mixed in throughout. Then as the game approached we had dinner and were able to watch the game.”
While the food always is a common theme between recruits, another aspect that Terrell really appreciated on his visit was how much time he got to spend with the coaches and the other tight ends on the roster.
“I really got to spend a lot of time with Coach Woz and my host Noah Togiai," he said. "We got to attend all of the pre-game meetings, then hang out after the game and this morning I also got to meet with Coach Andersen.” Carson continued to detail his conversation with Coach Andersen, “It was a good talk with Coach. There wasn’t any pressure to commit or anything, but he just wanted to make sure I enjoyed my visit and we talked about things both football related and just life in general.”
As Carson continues on through the recruiting process, Oregon State will definitely be under consideration. He has basketball starting up and official visits to take to UCLA and Utah State before he would like to make his decision.
Stick with BeaverBlitz for updates from the rest of the official visitors today.