Is Another Visit To Oregon In The Works?

Big and athletic, Santa Margarita (CA) Santa Margarita Catholic three-star offensive lineman Riley Sorenson hails from a program that has been known for churning out top flight offensive linemen the past few seasons. After a recent unofficial visit to Oregon nearly two weeks ago, Sorenson is already contemplating a return trip.

Do you currently have an offer from Oregon?

"I do not, no."

What kind of contact have you had with Oregon since the recruiting process started for you?

"(Steve) Greatwood came down to the school to watch, I talked to him a little bit, and I was up there about a week and a half ago."

Describe your overall experience in Eugene for your unofficial visit.

"I liked it. It was cool. Unfortunately, some of the coaches weren't there cause they were watching Casey Martin at the U.S. Open. They were there and I went up with Johnny Stanton and they weren't there unfortunately, but Eugene was cool. It was kind of odd. It was kind of like a small town, but it was kind of a large city; it was kind of odd to me, but it was cool."

Are you planning on taking another unofficial visit to Oregon before your season starts, or will you perhaps wait and take an official visit instead?

"I want to take another unofficial visit at some point, I just don't know when...mostly likely before (my season)."

How often would you say that you're in contact with coach Greatwood?

"Not that often, but every once in a while."

What is your overall interest in Oregon at this point?

"I'm interested...there was one coach there -- I forget his name -- but he was really straightforward with it. He said, ‘If you expect the whole overall college football experience to be fun all the time, then don't come here.' I liked that whole presentation that he gave, it was cool. I really enjoyed that. I liked the attitude."

How would you describe yourself as a player?

"I'm big, athletic for my size, strong, good base, can think on the fly, good feet, good hands, things like that."

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

"Not really. I kind of do my own thing and see what works."

In your conversations with Oregon, have they specified which position along the offensive line that they're evaluating you at?

"They haven't specified anything. It's pretty flexible, I could play tackle or guard."

What are you looking for in a program?

"Just the overall level of education and where that would put me after football, and then just kind of how I feel around the football program, how I feel with the coaches, how I like the coaches and how I like their attitude about it and stuff like that."

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

"No, not yet."

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

"I have Washington, Washington State, Colorado, California, UCLA, San Diego State, and SMU."

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

"Not yet, no. I'm just kind of keeping my options open for the time being."

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

"I have been to Washington, Washington State, Cal, Oregon State, Oregon, USC, UCLA, and Colorado...At this point, I don't have any (visits) planned...if I could work it out, I'll get up (to Oregon), but if not, I'll try to work something out with the coaches or something."

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