Jack Cravaack added an offer from Oregon State earlier today and it is already a program that he is strongly considering. The 6'5" 220-pound tight end provided some insight into his recruitment and how Oregon State factors in it moving forward.
"I've been talking to Coach Wozniak for a long time now. He's from Cincy and today we were talking about trying to get me out to visit and he told me that they had an offer for me. He's a Midwest guy and played TE from a school not far from me, so there's definitely a connection there," Cravaack told BeaverBlitz. He continued, "Coach Wozniak has been telling me that they need tough Midwestern tight ends out there and that he sees me as a perfect fit."
The offer from Oregon State comes at a good time for Cravaack as he plans on making a decision before his senior season starts. In receiving the offer as the summer begins, it allows him the opportunity to get out and see the campus before making his commitment. That visit seems to already be in the works and while he doesn't necessarily know a whole lot about the program currently, he's looking forward to that changing as his visit approaches.
"Honestly, I don't know much except it is a good football program with a lot of tradition. One of my favorite NFL players Chad Johnson went there. I'm hoping to get out there sometime within the next month or so on an unofficial visit. I'm very interested in getting out there and learning more about it and seeing if it's right for me."
Currently, Cravaack holds offers from Western Carolina, Army, Purdue, Akron, Ohio University, Eastern Michigan, Harvard, Yale, Holy Cross, Kent State, Buffalo, Eastern Kentucky, Bowling Green, Toledo, Wake Forest, and Central Michigan. Of those, in addition to the Beavers, Purdue, Army and Toledo are the programs that he currently has high interest in. He is also hearing from Rutgers, Pitt and Vanderbilt.
With the idea of making a commitment later this summer and a top group forming, is it possible that the 3-star could make a commitment following his visit to Oregon State? It's something he's considering, if he likes what he sees while in Corvallis.
"I probably wouldn't commit on the spot but if I liked it (Oregon State) and gave it a few days and it felt right, then for sure I could commit."
Jake Cravaack has told BeaverBlitz that he will keep us apprised of any new developments in his recruitments as well as when he gets his visit to Corvallis locked in.