Carew Impressed After Oregon Visit

La Verne (Calif.) long snapper Tanner Carew has been verbally committed to Oregon for months now and last Friday, he got a chance to experience an Oregon game in person while on his official visit.

The top long snapper in the nation and U.S. Army All-American, Tanner Carew ensured that his recruitment process was going to be short-lived once he verbally committed to Oregon back in June. On Friday, he was one of five visitors in town for the Civil War game at Autzen Stadium, which the Ducks won 36-35 over rival Oregon State.

"I expected it to be awesome, but it was even better than I expected," Carew said of the game. "Everything is so detailed there that nothing can go wrong. Oregon State came out to play because it was a rivalry game. It was a great game and a great atmosphere."

Carew's host was freshman kicker Matt Wogan. The two met on Carew's previous visit and he enjoyed getting a chance to develop his relationship with Wogan further since they could be spending plenty of time together in the near future. While with him, Carew followed the team around to get a sense of what game day preparation is all about.

"We just kind of followed the team," Carew said. "We found out what they did pre-game and found out where they stayed at the hotel that night. It was really interesting and I absolutely loved everything."

Carew mentioned that he spent some time with the coaches and said that the entire trip was better than he could have expected. He enjoyed the camaraderie amongst the team and the fans, which created an electric atmosphere come game time.

After the game, Carew went back and toured more of campus. As someone who puts academics first, Carew was excited to check out the Jaqua Academic Center, which provides academic assistance for student athletes at Oregon.

"It's really nice," Carew said. "It's nice knowing that I'm going to have some help with the academic side when I'm there."

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