Youngquist blown away by Oregon visit

Four-star Rancho Cucamonga (Calif.) Los Osos linebacker Bryce Youngquist sums up his unofficial visit to Oregon and where the Ducks stand with him as the evaluation period rolls on.

As reported by Scout.com national analyst Greg Biggins, Rancho Cucamonga (Calif.) Los Osos outside linebacker Bryce Youngquist unofficially visited Oregon over the weekend and took in the Ducks’ spring game on Saturday morning.

After the conclusion of the visit, Youngquist summed up the visit as an “incredible experience” in an interview with eDuck.com.

“It’s unlike anything I’ve ever seen,” he said. “When you want to talk about how much effort they put into their football program, I mean it’s beyond something that anyone could imagine. It blew me away absolutely. 100 percent.”

Youngquist, was impressed by the team atmosphere and just about everything Oregon had to offer. After getting the full tour, he said the Ducks were definitely among his top five programs.

“Honestly, from a player standpoint, it’s everything that you can basically ask for,” he said. “The players, they made it such a comfortable environment. It’s almost like there pretty much is no other option. They basically defined the University of Oregon right there in front of my face.

“It’s such an elite program and it’s such a phenomenal program at the same time too. It’s one thing to talk about the program, but when you visit there and actually experience pretty much the whole attitude of the team and the coaches, it’s pretty much a huge recruiting boost overall.”

Those are strong words from a 6-foot-2, 210-pound four-star prospect who is also ranked in the Scout 300. Youngquist holds offers from the likes of Oklahoma, Notre Dame, Wisconsin, Arizona State, Oregon State, Utah and more, and that list will surely grow over the spring and summer.

In addition to the bells and whistles, Youngquist spoke highly of the coaching staff and indicated that his relationship with them is right where it needs to be at the moment.

“We’re on the exact same page,” he said. “We feel the exact same thing. I love the coaches and they really love me too there. It’s almost like the place for me. I’m still open to all other colleges, but they definitely have impressed me at the University of Oregon.”

Despite being blown away, Youngquist still isn’t ready to pull the trigger. However, he’ll leave Eugene with the knowledge that he’ll be returning sometime in the fall.

“I’ve already locked Oregon in with (an) official visit,” he said. “Right now I’m just trying to visit more campuses to see what else there is before I start making decisions commitment wise.”


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