In-state OL returns from Corvallis

OFTEN AFTER AN official visit, recruits will come home and call it an early night on Sunday. Bo Thran got home from his official visit to Oregon State and went straight to basketball practice at Gresham's Barlow High. So it goes when you're a three sport standout. The massive 6-foot-6, 275 pound offensive lineman talks OSU trip and where he goes from here.

Back home from hoops practice, Thran said he certainly enjoyed his trip to Oregon State, but that it was not enough to push the Beavs into frontrunner status.

Thran said the Beavs, Cal and Oregon all remain even.

The trip to Corvallis was only Thran's second visit, with his first one being to Cal back in December.

"It was probably just as good but I think I got more information at Cal, although that's because I already knew a lot about Oregon State," said Thran.

AMONG THE HIGHLIGHTS for Thran on his trip to OSU were just more details on a program he already knows fairly well.

"I learned a lot about their academics, academic support and things like that," said Thran. "And I got to talk to the staff and feel a little more comfortable with them."

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

THIS PAST SEASON, Thran helped lead Barlow to the state quarterfinals, plowing the way for the state's second leading rusher on the regular season (Zac Meyer with 1,682 hashes behind Mc Nary's Kyley McCrae with 2,149 yards), as the high powered Barlow offense averaged 36.8 points on Friday nights.

Besides holding the distinction of being arguably -- along with Mau Nomani -- the top bulldozer in the state, Thran sports a .350 average as a first baseman for Barlow's baseball team. His focus at the next level is decidedly football, but he'd be interested if given a chance to also play on a college diamond.

Thran is an exceptional student, maintaining a 3.6 core GPA and scoring a 1560 on the new version of the SAT (2400 scale).

He holds offers from Oregon State, Oregon, Cal and Arizona State. Colorado rounds out Thran's top five.

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