Quessenberry Regards Ducks As Nat'l Contender

A self-proclaimed "nasty" football player, Encinitas (CA) La Costa Canyon three-star offensive lineman Scott Quessenberry is the next player from the school to receive attention from national college football powers, following in the footsteps of offensive lineman Erik Magnuson, a signee for the Michigan Wolverines in the class of 2012.

Do you currently have an offer from Oregon?


How long ago did you receive that offer from them?

"It was a few nights ago; Monday night they called me."

Which coach from Oregon extended you the offer?

"Coach (Steve) Greatwood."

Since the recruiting process started for you, what kind of contact have you had with Oregon?

"I had been talking to coach Greatwood and he's been messaging me on Facebook; like he'd message me everyday and then there were a few months where he took off and was gone for awhile. Then the Ducks finished up spring ball, so he was back on recruiting and he said, ‘I'll be down to watch you in spring practice.' He came up Thursday and then called me that night and said, ‘You have a full scholarship to the University of Oregon,' so that was pretty cool."

In your conversations with coach Greatwood, what has he said that he likes about you?

"Obviously he likes that I can move fast, because you've got to be able to move fast up there, (he likes) my lateral movement. If I were to go to Oregon, he'd see me at guard or center. It's the same story I've heard from everyone, so nothing new."

What is your overall interest in Oregon at this point?

"It's a lot. They're a contender every year in the Pac-12 and in the nation; I mean an offer from the Ducks is a big one and one that I'm going to highly consider."

What is it about Oregon that stands out to you specifically?

"How many points they score, definitely."

How would you describe yourself as a player?

"I play fast, I play with a motor, I play till the whistle blows and sometimes after; I guess I have a reputation for being pretty nasty, but I play hard basically. That's it."

Is there anyone at the collegiate or professional level that you try to pattern your game after at all?

"Well my brother (David Quessenberry) definitely and I try to play like Peter Konz from Wisconsin because he's a big guy and he's very athletic as well, so I try to model myself after him."

What are you looking for in a program?

"They have to be able to win and win often, they have to have won in the past, and it has to be a great football atmosphere around the campus."

Have you given any thought as to what you might want to study when you get to college?

"Yeah. Sports management, history, and broadcast communications."

What are some of the offers that you currently hold from other programs?

"Well my big ones are Oregon, Wisconsin, Nebraska, UCLA, and then California offered me, and Boise State."

Do you have a top five or a list of favorites at this point?

"I narrowed it down, but now with all these new offers coming in, it's all going to change around."

As far as camps and unofficial visits go, where have you been and where do you plan on going over the next few months?

"I've been to UCLA, Wisconsin, and San Diego State and I'm going to the SPARQ combine on June 9 and the NFTC on June 10. Hopefully I ball out and get a spot in ‘The Opening'. I know it's going to be tough, but if I don't, it's not the end of the world. Then I'm probably going to take some unofficials to some other schools. If I don't get to ‘The Opening,' I'm just going to hang out at school and work out a whole bunch...I'll probably go out to Nebraska -- I've been trying to get out there -- I'll probably try and get up to Oregon, Cal for sure, and just any of the schools that come through and offer."

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