Crosby and Co. enjoy Oregon trip

Henderson (Nev.) Green Valley offensive tackle Tyrell Crosby discusses what he did on his official visit to Oregon.

Green Valley offensive tackle Tyrell Crosby, along with running back Royce Freeman, had the luxury of taking a pressure free trip to Eugene last weekend. Both had verbally committed to Oregon in the offseason, leaving them to enjoy the atmosphere and spend time talking with other uncommitted recruits while in town for official visits to see the Ducks victory over UCLA.

On Thursday, Crosby spoke with about the talking with fellow recruits John Smith and Montae Nicholson, as well as other aspects of the trip.

"I saw that they were all just really good kids and that they would fit in with Oregon really well," Crosby said of the other two uncommitted prospects. "I was trying to get them to come to Oregon too."

While there, the student section showed their love by chanting the recruits names, something Crosby said made them all feel like part of the game. From Crosby's point of view, everyone seemed to be enjoying themselves immensely in what turned out to be one of the more competitive games Oregon has played so far this season, at least for three quarters.

"They all seemed like they were having a really good time," Crosby said. "It seemed like they connected with all of the players pretty well. We all got along pretty well."

In what is becoming a typical response from each recruit that sees it, Crosby was impressed with the newly finished football performance center located just outside of Autzen Stadium on the west side. He had a chance to take a look at it before it was finished on an unofficial visit, but nothing compared to the finished product.

"It was insane," Crosby said. "It blew my mind away when I was up there and it was still being built. I had super high expectations for it, but it just blew it all away."

Crosby also got to spend some time with offensive line coach Steve Greatwood on the trip.

"We were talking a lot about my season and how it's going," Crosby said. "We were talking about things I should be working on to prepare me for the next level that would allow me to play faster when I get up there."

One of the improvements discussed was Crosby's timing on his blocks. In addition to working on that, the 6-foot-4, 300-pound tackle has some other things he's working on before arriving in Eugene next season.

"So far my goals are to get stronger and faster and try to stay the same weight," Crosby said.

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