In-state hoss has OSU, UO visit dates

AT 6-FOOT-6 and 275 pounds, Gresham's Bo Thran is arguably the top offensive lineman in the state along with Beaver verbal Mau Nomani. The hoss from Sam Barlow High tripped to Cal this past weekend on his first official visit. The next visit on his schedule is to one of the in-state schools: Oregon State.

Thran will trip to Corvallis on Jan. 13. A week later on Jan. 20, his plans call for an official to Oregon. Besides OSU, UO and Cal, the Sun Devils have also offered.

Those four, along with Colorado, have all knocked on the Thran door over the course of the past couple of weeks for in-home visits.

Among the highlights for Thran on his trip to Cal; dinner at coach Jeff Tedford's house and learning about the academic program. Thran has a 3.6 core GPA and scored a 1560 on the new version of the SAT.

"He has a nice house, and I learned a lot about the academic game plan," said Thran. "It's impressive."

AFTER THE TRIP, Thran said his top four -- OSU, Cal, Arizona State and Oregon -- remain the same.

"Cal was my first visit so I don't really have anything to compare it to yet," said Thran.

THRAN'S FOCUS AT the next level is decidedly football, but he'd be interested if given the chance to take the college baseball diamond. A three sport standout, Thran hit for a .350 average as a first baseman his junior year.

Thran said academics and the chemistry between the coaches and players will figure into where he spends the next four to five years.

HIS SENIOR SEASON, on the gridiron, Thran helped lead Barlow to the state quarterfinals, plowing the way for Zac Meyer, the state's second leading rusher on the regular season (1,682) behind Mc Nary's Kyley McCrae (1,998), as the high powered Barlow offense averaged 36.8 points on Friday nights.

Though disappointed with the first loss that ended his season, there were a number of highlights in going undefeated, especially given the tough preseason and league slate.

"I felt we had a great season," says Thran. "And I think I had a good season myself but I think I could have played better on the defensive side of the ball."

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