OSU target to visit Corvallis

OREGON STATE WAS FIRST to offer the three-star offensive lineman prospect out of the Northwest. Shortly thereafter, though, two other Pac-10 schools quickly put their full rides on the table. This month could end up holding a rather large key to the decision-making process for the hoss, as he takes another unofficial trip to black and orange country in the Beaver state.

Offensive tackle prospect Grant Enger (6-5, 250) has already been to Oregon State unofficially but he plans on hitting Corvallis again in the next couple weeks.

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Official visits won't start until later this fall but the unofficial trips this summer look to play a key role for Enger.

"That's pretty much the most important part," said Enger of the summer unofficials. "If I can see myself being there for four years and having fun and enjoying it."

Oregon State, Washington and Stanford have all offered, and the Beavs will be second on his four-school unofficial tour this summer.

"I took an unofficial visit to UW and that was good, that was great. I'm going to take unofficial visits to Stanford and to Cal at the end of July...and I'm planning on heading to Oregon State hopefully in the middle of July," said Enger.

ENGER SAID THAT OSU, who was first to offer back in April, has stood out for a number of reasons.

"The program that they've got right now is really going good. The coaches, they all came off as great guys and it's a really family oriented place. I really like them," said Enger.

Enger, however, said he couldn't pick just one college coach that he's established a strong bond with since recruiting cycled up.

"I don't think there is one in particular coach," said Enger.

COACHES ARE LIMITED at this time of year as to how they can contact a recruit. No matter. There are no restrictions on how often a recruit can dial up a college coach.

And Enger said he's calling Oregon State and the other two of the offering schools on a regular basis.

"I'm hearing from them a a lot, a pretty good amount," said Enger. "I call them a lot so..."

OSU offensive coordinator Danny Langsdorf is riding the recruiting point on Enger but he, o-line coach Mike Cavanaugh and head man Mike Riley have all been in contact with Enger.

Enger didn't attend any school camps this summer but his unofficial to Washington, he said, was a good experience.

"We were just there a day. I didn't meet any of the players but I know a couple who are playing for them right now. (There are four O'Dea players listed on the UW roster.) I talked to coach (Chris) Tormey a lot and to coach (Tyrone) Willingham a lot. I'd say they were more business-like, very professional," said Enger.

Enger said he's in no hurry to make a decision.

"I want to take my official visits," said Enger. "...I'd say they're all about dead even right now."

And a fourth Pac-10 school, Cal, might also become a serious player, post-unofficial Berkeley visit.

"They've shown some interest in me so I'm going to go down there and see what happens," said Enger.

ENGER WAS NAMED first team all-league on the d-line as a junior but Oregon State and others like him as an offensive lineman at the college level.

OSU, he says, has told him they like his feet, and how he gets downfield on running plays.

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