Wide receiver Aaron Short committed to Oregon State before he visited campus. After seeing Corvallis this weekend on his visit, he knows that he made the right decision.
"I liked it," he said of the visit. "It was great to see Corvallis for the first time and what really stood out to me first is just what a great football town it is. The entire town supports the football team and that is important."
Short was hosted by wide receiver Hunter Jarmon, but he was able to spend time with many current players and recruits as well. The visit also gave him the opportunity to get to know Coach Andersen and new wide receiver coach Jason Phillips in more depth.
"Coach Phillips is a cool dude," Short said. "I was able to sit down and talk with him on multiple occasions and I really feel like he is going to improve my game and make me a better player. I wish I could be there right now. He has experience at the next level (NFL), so he can pass that information on to me as well."
Coach Andersen and his wife Stacey also hosted the visitors and their families at their home, which Short also appreciated.
Getting to hang out with the players and recruits was also a bright spot of the visit.
"We hung out with the recruits a lot on the first night, " he said. "Hopefully some of them see what I see in Oregon State. The current players that I met were all cool dudes and the brotherhood is exactly what I expected it to be."
Short's mom traveled to Corvallis as well and was excited to see where her son would spend the next few years.
"My mom and I are exhausted," he laughed. "They just kept us going with one thing after another. It was like nothing we've ever experienced, but I was so glad that she was able to be there and experience it with me."
Short said that he was solid before his trip, but the visit only solidified his commitment. He is looking forward to signing on February 1, 2017 and then arriving on campus in May or June.
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