Thomas Oser Talks Upcoming Visits

Harvard-Westlake (Calif.) center Thomas Oser is still mulling over the decision of where he will attend school next fall. With the football season over, he discussed his future visits and which schools have been in contact with him this week.

Harvard-Westlake went 6-5 this season, but Oser said that despite the team's record, he felt his game improved immensely, especially in the run blocking department, citing a more explosive push off the ball. Oser believes that his hard work this season will help him get ready for college football.

"The way I played this season has really helped me understand what I'm going to have to do for that next level," Oser said. "There's a long way to go and I'm looking forward to it."

Oser has taken only one official visit this season, which was to Oregon. Ducks offensive line coach Steve Greatwood stays in contact on weekly basis with Oser and visited him and his family at home this past week.

"It went really well," Oser said. "I was happy to have him in my home and talk to my family and really learn some more about what Oregon's all about. They've obviously had a great season so I'm happy and feel very fortunate that he was willing to come down and talk."

But, Oregon was one of only a few visitors for Oser this week. According to Oser, Vanderbilt, Washington and Ole Miss also visited his home, and more are expected this upcoming week.

"It was a pretty busy week," Oser said. "I also think that Oregon State and Stanford are going to come in at some point this week."

Oser said that Vanderbilt, Ole Miss, Stanford, Oregon and Oregon State are his top five schools and that while he'd like to visit all of them, because of scheduling conflicts due to the upcoming holidays, he's knows that may be difficult to pull off.

"I'd say the two I definitely want to get to are Vanderbilt and Stanford," Oser said.

When it comes to making a decision, Oser said that he's feeling no pressure to pick a school before he's completely sure.

"I'm not opposed to committing sooner rather than later but I'm also not in a rush to do it before I can visit these schools," Oser said.

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