Teagan Quitoriano is a rare athlete that has the ability to play two sports at the collegiate level. The 6-foot-6, 230-pound athlete out of Salem’s Sprague High School is getting looks from colleges both on the gridiron and the hardwood.
So far, Teagan has earned offers from Oregon State, Oregon and Nevada for football, with the two in-state schools having moved to the forefront of his recruitment.
“Oregon State and Oregon make up my top-2 right now. I think that they’re both great programs and each is kind of looking to turn around their programs, just in different ways. Both Oregon and Oregon State have also said that I could play both football and basketball there, which is something that I would like to do,” Quitoriano told BeaverBlitz.
While Teagan didn’t make it down to Corvallis for the Beavers’ spring game due to an obligation to his hoops team, he did find his way down to take in a practice. And just as he has done with his other visits to campus, left impressed with what he saw.
“I made it down to Oregon State for a practice this spring, it was just before they finished up their construction project. They’re always very welcoming there and I enjoy my time there. Their practices are very disciplined and always very competitive.”
One of the biggest draws for Teagan to Oregon State is the relationship he has developed with a number of the coaches on staff. Last year’s Recruiter of the Year, outside receivers coach Dave Baldwin, is leading the effort in getting Quitoriano into the fold.
“I’m mostly in talks with Coach Baldwin and Coach Wazniak, and Coach Cookus some. They’re recruiting me as a tight end and we’ve talked about their need for that position this recruiting cycle. It’s a big plus for me and the opportunity to play both sports there is a big draw.”
Despite the strong mutual interest from both of the in-state programs, Teagan is not quite ready to make his commitment as he could wait to see how his recruitment plays out into the fall before making his pledge.
“I’m not sure yet when I’m going to commit. I might do it before my senior year starts, but for the most part, I think I’ll wait a bit before making a decision.”