"Oregon State offered me a scholarship today but there's a bit of a twist -- they may want me to grayshirt," said Bishop.
Idaho and Portland State have also offered the West Salem High standout and January official visits are in the offing to both schools.
GRAYSHIRTING HAS advantages in that it allows a school to spread out their numbers and recruiting classes. Plus, it also allows a player to go through spring ball and offseason voluntary workouts, and to get acclimated to student life and college coursework, well before fall camp begins in August when the rest of the recruiting class arrives.
The downside, said Bishop, is that as a competitor, it's in effect like hitting the pause button on a DVD.
"They said, 'You know, we might have to grayshirt you because we have so many guys at this position," said Bishop. "...They said in September, October, November, December I could work, work out, help coach my high school team -- These are all suggestions by coach (Mike) Riley.
"There are some ups and downs about that, because sometimes you want to play right away -- to at least compete for a spot right now. And you can also learn, there are (All-American types) like Sammy Stroughter there and some good people I could learn from. So there are some ups and downs, some things I'll have to think about."
A LARGE PART OF that thinking will undoubtedly focus on the scholie offers from Idaho and Portland State, where grayshirting is not expected to be part of the equation.
Saturday night and post-OSU offer, Bishop said, both Idaho and PSU remained highly viable options.
Bishop also said the plan going forward is to take his official visits to Idaho and PSU on Jan. 11 and 18, respectively.
IDAHO OFFERED BISHOP earlier this week. Former Beaver QB great Jonathan Smith, now an assistant at Idaho under head man Robb Akey, is running the point on Bishop's recruitment for the Vandals.
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