Capra commits to Oregon

Oregon added a sixth member to its 2016 recruiting class on Thursday in the form of Auburn (Calif.) Placer offensive tackle Jacob Capra

Three-star offensive tackle Jacob Capra has verbally committed to Oregon according to his Twitter account. The 6-foot-5, 275-pound prospect traveled to Oregon for an unofficial visit on Wednesday and spoke with eDuck about why he made the call on Thursday.

It all started with academics for Capra, who aspires to be a United States Marshall or fireman.

"The academic facilities, they showed me how I have several paths to my career choices," he said. "Several paths that will get me a degree that will set me up for years beyond football. I can get a career to support my family so academic wise that fit me and, you know, I come from a very academic family so that fit perfect."

After being impressed with the high energy he saw during spring practice on Wednesday, Capra said he knew it was something he wanted to be a part of.

"The program speaks for itself," he said. "It was very nice and very welcoming. Some of the nicest recruited kids I've been around and some of the most welcoming kids I've been around. That and the campus culture. You get the big school feel with the small town feel at the same time and that's what I was looking for."

Capra gave the good news to offensive line coach Steve Greatwood and head coach Mark Helfrich during a sit down meeting with them. He said they were a bit shocked since he led off the meeting by announcing his commitment but they were excited to have him. In turn, Capra is excited to play under his future position coach in Greatwood.

"I feel like his coaching style worked perfect for me along with the film recognition," he said. "Just everything went perfect for my style."

Capra, who is ranked eighth in the West region at his position by, held additional offers from the likes of Arizona, Arizona State, California, Kansas, Nevada, Oregon State, San Jose State, UCLA, Utah, Washington and Washington State. Jacob's older brother Johnny, who received an Oregon offer last year, is now a freshman at Utah.

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