The month of June signals the start of camp season for aspiring high school football players. It's an opportunity for those athletes to prove themselves in front of college coaches that they have the skills and work ethic to play at the next level. Case in point, this past weekend Azusa Pacific hosted a camp that featured coaches from 11 different college programs.
Headlining the camp, as a keynote speaker, was Oregon State head coach Gary Andersen while also featuring several other members of the Beaver coaching staff. They took full advantage of getting their eyes on and working with some of SoCal's top talent.
One of those in attendance was Matthew Tago and although he didn't work out, he still managed to pick up an offer from the Beavers.
"I was at the Azusa Pacific camp over the weekend, I didn't work out though. I was just there to see some of the coaches. I met Coach Chad and he actually took me over to the head coach and that's where they offered me. It was my first time meeting them but they had already seen my film. The offer kind of shocked me because I didn't know I was going to be getting an offer from them," Tago told BeaverBlitz via direct message.
Tago also holds offers from Boise State, BYU, Colorado, Colorado State, Hawaii, Nevada, New Mexico, San Jose State, Utah and Washington State. Of those programs, the Beavers, Wazzu, and Boise State all had coaches in attendance at the Azusa camp. So far, he has plans to see Colorado, Boise and Washington State this summer and is contemplating a visit to Corvallis as well.
"We're going to try to get up to see their campus but it's not a for sure thing right now."