Dawson Jaramillo returned to Corvallis this past weekend to take in Oregon State’s spring game and junior day. The four-star offensive tackle out of Lake Oswego High School has made the short drive down to campus already this spring but this trip was a little different.
“My visit was good. My mom and grandpa went with me down there. My grandpa hasn’t gone on trips with me to check out schools so it was good to incorporate him into recruiting a bit. For my mom, it was good for her to meet Coach Woods and Coach Andersen and to be able to talk with them about the future if I went there and how they would take care of me,” Jaramillo told BeaverBlitz.
On his previous visits, his father had accompanied him. On their last visit, the two spent over 45 minutes with just Coach Andersen as he told them about his plans moving forward with the Beavers’ program. Jaramillo enjoyed Coach Andersen’s approach to the recruiting process, as he didn’t try to sell things but rather tell him about the opportunities that Oregon State can provide for a student athlete. Dawson appreciated Coach’s honesty in their discussion then, but this time it was mom’s time to ask the questions.
“This time when we met with Coach Andersen it was more of us asking questions. I also spent more time with Coach Woods and getting to know him a little better as not only a coach but as a person too. It was really good to learn a bit of his backstory as a coach and in football in general.”
The relationships that Jaramillo is building with the Oregon State staff will keep the Beavers in the mix throughout Dawson’s recruitment. Moving forward, the Oregon standout still plans on taking more unofficial visits throughout the spring while also playing baseball for the Lakers. BeaverBlitz will check back in with Dawson Jaramillo as the May evaluation period approaches.