Moran likes Oregon

Chandler (Ariz.) quarterback Mason Moran talks about Oregon, his offseason plan and who’s coming at him the hardest early on.

Oregon already has a quarterback verbally committed to the 2016 class in Seth Green, but they have also taken at least a flyer out on dual-threat Chandler (Ariz.) slinger Mason Moran.

The Ducks expressed interest in Moran during his junior season when both Gary Campbell and Scott Frost visited him at his school and began getting to know the 6-foot-3, 185-pound prospect.

“They seemed really interested,” he said. “They had talked to me a couple times, said that we’d keep in touch. They said they’d be coming back out in the spring to watch spring ball and see how everything was going. They said they’d pretty much take it from there.”

Although he has yet to visit Oregon, Moran said that it is a school he is “definitely interested in” and one that holds a special place with him.

“I like the way the play the game,” he said. “The speed at which they play the game, the guys that they produce, everything about it. Of course, everyone is going to say their uniforms are awesome but their facilities, everything they’ve got going, it just really seems like their program is on the right path.”

Moran has already picked up offers from Massachusetts, Boston College and Colorado. He listed that three programs are pushing for hard him early on.

“I’d say Northwestern I’ve talked to a good amount lately, as well as Boston College,” he said. “Those two I’ve been talking to pretty heavily. And (University of Arizona).”

Moran is not originally from Arizona but had he not moved there he may never have picked up the game. As a child growing up in Virginia, he suffered from a condition that brought on a low white blood cell count and limited his ability to fight off infections and illness.

“They said if we moved to a place that had a steadier climate I could be more healthy,” he said. “Since we’ve moved out here I’ve only been in the hospital a couple of times and that’s just been because of dehydration or little things like that. I haven’t been severely sick since we’ve lived out here.”

Moran’s health has improved as he’s gotten older and he takes vitamins to keep everything in check.

“As long as I’m on those I’m good not being in a steady climate,” he said.

Open to going anywhere, Moran hasn’t yet named any favorites. His offseason will include a trip to Los Angeles for the NFTC on March 8, some possible visits and plenty of training.

“A bunch of quarterback training is probably what I’ll be doing mostly,” he said.

Moran also isn’t in any rush when it comes to the recruiting process.

“I’m not really looking at anything early,” he said. “I’m kind of waiting it out. Lots of prayer talk with my family.”


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