"They kind of roll out the red carpet," Mahalak said of his two-day visit to Eugene. "It was awesome and I loved everything about it. It couldn't have gone any better."
The 6-foot-3, 190-pound quarterback from Kentfield, Calif. said the visit consisted of tours of the various facilities, meeting the players, speaking with coaches and checking out spring practice.
"Practice was awesome to see," he said. "They don't waste a lot of time, they're really efficient, and coach Helfrich and coach Frost were very active with me during it so I loved that as well."
Mahalak said his time was spent pretty evenly between both Helfrich and Frost, whom each impressed him greatly.
"Those guys are both great guys," he said. "We can relate on a lot of things and they are exactly what I'm looking for in coaches. I'm just looking to continue to build a relationship with them."
While an offer from the Ducks was not extended during the visit, Mahalak said it was discussed.
"They are going to make some evaluations and I think early or mid-May we'll know," he said. "I'm just going to keep being patient like I have been."
Outside of the facilities and coaching staff, Mahalak went into the visit looking for something very specific and he got it with the Ducks, sending him back to California with a great impression.
"I was looking for what the guys on the team were like, and their character was awesome," he said. "I met Marcus (Mariota), Jake (Fisher), De'Anthony (Thomas), and Keanon (Lowe) and they all went out of their way to say hi to me."