Longson impressed by Oregon trip

San Ramon (Calif.) Dougherty Valley offensive tackle Kieffer Longson breaks down his unofficial visit to Oregon.

Dougherty Valley offensive tackle Kieffer Longson took an unofficial visit to Oregon on Friday, as part of a trip that will see him visit five schools in four days. The 6-foot-7, 300-pound junior from San Ramon (Calif.) broke down what stood out to him when he spoke with eDuck.com on Friday.

"The whole program in general," Longson said. "The facilities were just amazing. At the practice it's not a bad vibe...it looked fun and exciting."

During Friday morning's spring practice, the four-star prospect likened the pace at which the Ducks play to his practices at Dougherty Valley.

"We do the five minute periods and we make sure everything is ready very quick and it goes fast," Longson said. "It's just a lot like Oregon's."

After practice, Longson spent time with offensive line coach Steve Greatwood and assistant coach Joe Bernardi.

"We sat in their office and talked for a good 30 minutes," Longson said. "They just said, 'It's great, you're perfect, but we want to come to one of your practices and make sure you're real.'"

Longson, who holds 10 offers already, could see his Oregon offer materialize next month when he said Oregon coaches plan on stopping in to see him.

"That's what they told me," he said. "They'll offer me once they see me practice."

On Wednesday, Longson started on a route that led him through Arizona and Arizona State before checking out Oregon State and Oregon. He'll finish up the busy trip with a visit to Washington on Saturday.

But, even though he's taken in a lot in a little amount of time, Longson said Oregon did stand out after the visit.

"I've actually checked out a lot of schools and Oregon is one of my favorites," he said.

After Washington, Longson plans on slowing down the process before amping it back up during the summer.

"Next week I'm just going to be with my team," Longson said. "Once finals are done, I'm going to go to a bunch of camps and over the summer I'll visit the ones that stood out to me. I'll probably make a Top 10 in the summer and then narrow it down."


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