Three Questions and Answers With Tanner Carew

Tanner Carew is a 6-2, 215-pound two star long snapper out of Damien High in La Vern Calif., and on Wednesday he will sign and fax a letter of intent officially making him part of the 2014 Oregon recruiting class. Carew, a U.S. Army All-American answered three questions about why he chose Oregon and what he brings to the Ducks as a long-snapper.

Q: What made you chose Oregon?

A: Last year I was going through the whole recruiting process. During the spring (special teams) coach (Tom) Osborne came out to watch me. He wasn't allowed to talk to us, but I saw him there. When it was legal for him to talk to me on the phone, I called him. He said that he liked my snaps."

Q: Is long snapper the only position you want to play?

A: "In high school I started both ways at linebacker and tight end. But I was recruited as a long snapper. That's what I'm expected to play. But, if they want me to do something else to help the team, I'm all for helping the team and doing whatever they want me to do."

Q: Do you expect to play right away, or do you expect to redshirt?

A: "I expect myself to do well and play right away. If they want redshirt me, that's their decision. But, I think I'm expected to play right away."

(Editor's note: Stephen Alexander is a beat reporter with The Portland Tribune where his stories can be found online or in the weekly print edition published every Thursday.)

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