Creason impressed by chemistry at UO

Folson (Calif.) offensive lineman Cody Creason discusses his Oregon trip and where he's going next.

Cody Creason isn't relaxing during his spring break. Instead, he's packed his bags and embarked on a tour around the West region to unofficially visit several schools.

First stop: Oregon.

Creason told on Monday evening that he spent two days in Eugene being shown around the campus and football program primarily by director of player personnel Jim Fisher. So, after all was said and done, what stood out?

"Just seeing the people and the facilities and how impressive the academics were," Creason said. "You know they have football, but their academics were impressive. I never really knew about that."

Over the course of his recruitment, Creason has been building bonds with offensive line coach Steve Greatwood and assistant coach Joe Bernardi. On Monday, he took in one of the Ducks' spring practices and got to know the more of the coaching staff face-to-face.

"I like them all actually," Creason said. "I love the way they coach."

During the practice Creason took note of how close the players and coaches were as they interacted with one another and was impressed with the competitive nature the players displayed as he observed.

"[Chemistry is] definitely one of the things I look for and Oregon definitely resembles that," Creason said.

Creason is currently traveling to Washington State for his next visit. After that, he's squeezing in more to Boise State, Utah and, finally, Arizona State. Creason doesn't have a specific criteria for grading the visits, he's just trying to learn as much as he can.

"I don't really know much about most of them," Creason said. "I've visited Cal and Oregon and I liked both of them. I'll probably have a better understanding after this week when I take all the visits."

Although he doesn't know how he'll rank the schools after all of the trips, he said his trip to Eugene carried a significant impact.

"Oregon will definitely be in it," he said.

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