Capra picks up Oregon offer

Auburn (Calif.) Placer offensive tackle Jacob Capra picked up an offer from Oregon this week. He discusses it here

Three-star offensive tackle Jacob Capra added a big Pac-12 offer on Thursday from Oregon. The 6-foot-5, 275-pound prospect, who holds additional offers from San Jose State, Cal, Utah and Washington State, spoke with about the offer and what it meant to him.

"Getting the offer is great because it tells me that the hard work has been paying off," he said. "All the time in the weight room and on the field, burning yourself out, it's finally working."

Ducks offensive line coach Steve Greatwood extended the offer to him, but it wasn't the first time that the veteran coach chased after a Capra. Jacob's older brother Johnny was recruited by Oregon last season, but ultimately ended up at Utah. However, that offer opened the door for Greatwood to scout Jacob.

"Honestly, he met me because of my brother," Capra said. "I sent in my film to him and the relationship just kept going up. Then he told me to call him and he sent me the offer."

Although Capra hasn't talked with Greatwood about why he thinks he would fit in at Oregon, he broke down some aspects of his game that seem to fit the mold for a typical Ducks offensive lineman.

"I like speed," he said. "I like to run people over super fast. I like to pop, explosive quickness."

Capra is starting to receive interest from schools outside the Pac-12 like Missouri and Texas A&M. He has already visited San Jose State, Cal and Utah, but plans on visiting Oregon and Washington State sometime in the near future.

"I don't know if I'm taking the visit this spring break or in the summer," he said of his impending Oregon visit. "I'll definitely figure that out with my parents."

Training will be the main focus for Capra this offseason. He's already keeping in shape with a fourth period physical education class that he uses for football practice, and soon he'll be applying his skills at Linemen Win Games on the weekends with Coach Jonathan Osterhout.

"It works on college preparation, kick steps, pass rushing and stuff," he said. "Those are some examples of what we'll be doing."

Capra claimed that he had no leaders at this point and believes it's too early to know when he'll make a decision. Given that his brother wrapped up his recruitment just last month, he isn't opposed to a lengthy recruitment.

"Looking back on how everything went for Johnny, I'm going to make sure that everything is perfectly fit to me first," he said. "If all the specifications fit me off the bat, I'm going to go ahead with it."

Capra praised his brother for helping him navigate the recruiting process. While It's possible that the two could play together at the next level, Jacob indicated that wants to follow his own path.

"I love my brother and I'm happy for his decision," he said. "But I'm going to make my own decision for a school that fits me."

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