Breeland enjoys UO official visit

Oregon tight end verbal commit Jacob Breeland discusses his time in Eugene over the weekend for his official visit.

Oregon tight end verbal commit Jacob Breeland was in Eugene over the weekend for an official visit.

Breeland was one of the earlier verbal commits Oregon snagged during the 2015 recruiting cycle and he spent time bonding with some current freshmen and one of his fellow classmates during the trip.

Morgan Mahalak was my host,” he said. “I got to bond with him a little bit. Same with Charles Nelson. I talked to him for awhile too in the dorm. I talked to Tyrell Crosby too and a recruit who was with me a lot was Zach Okun.”

Breeland enjoyed watching Oregon “kick the snot” out of Stanford on Saturday and said that he was most impressed with how the team and staff have a familial relationship on and off the field.

“They’ve come together,” he said. “The coaching is really developing good and they just play as a team which I like a lot. They’re all family. They always talk about how they’re really close to each other.”

Before and after the game, Breeland spoke with his position coach Tom Osborne and spent Sunday morning with the veteran coach as well talking football and school. According to him, the coach is happy to add another weapon to the current crop of tight ends at Oregon.

“Yeah he’s really excited and so am I,” Breeland said. “I can’t wait. It’ll be a good four years.”

Breeland gained a new teammate over the weekend when the Ducks landed four-star defensive end Canton Kaumatule during halftime of the game against the Cardinal. While Breeland didn’t spend much time with the Hawaiian native, he said he’s excited to start building bonds with him and the rest of the team.

“I didn’t really get to talk to (Canton),” he said. “I just met him and introduced myself. But they’re all really good guys. I’m just really excited because we’re going to bond and be a family.”

On the high school gridiron, Breeland’s Trabuco Hills squad clawed its way back into contention during league play after a slow start, but fell against San Clemente on Thursday night in a game that could’ve put them in position win the league title.

If anything, Breeland said his senior campaign has taught him a few things about getting prepared for the next level.

“For college I’m learning that I need to put everything on the line,” he said. “Go all out and train as hard as I can in the offseason and get strong and faster and better to compete with everyone else.”

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