Youngquist prepares for OU/UW visits

Rancho Cucamonga (Calif.) Los Osos linebacker Bryce Youngquist is preparing for his next unofficial visits before he makes a decision. Can any school catch Oregon?

Rancho Cucamonga (Calif.) Los Osos linebacker Bryce Youngquist has already gone on record saying that he’s “90 percent” sure that he’ll commit to Oregon, but there’s still some business to attend to before that 90 can turn into 100 percent.

The four-star prospect still has two unofficial visits he’s planning on taking to Oklahoma and Wisconsin. He wants to get all of his unofficial visits out of the way prior to making a decision, which figures to happen late next month. Eyeing a Friday or Saturday departure date, his first stop will be Norman.

“I just want to get the feel for what it’s like to be in those campuses,” he said. “You know, what it’s like at those schools. Pretty much compare it to Oregon because Oregon is at the top of my list. I’m just trying to see if there’s anything else before any last decisions I make.”

Now that the decision is looming, Youngquist said it’s made the recruiting process easier.

“I know what I want now,” he said. “Instead of looking around I’ve finally targeted pretty much what I want to do and where I want to go.”

Youngquist made it clear that once he makes a decision, it will be final. Since taking his unofficial visit to Oregon the bond between him and the coaching staff has only grown.

“I almost talk to them every week,” he said. “They absolutely love me there. I’m glad I’m going to pretty much have a chance to be a part of a very great team. It’s a great opportunity to go to that type of school.”

Should things follow suit, Youngquist will be the third linebacker to commit to Oregon in this class following the recent additions of Darrian Franklin and Hunter Kampmoyer. Youngquist is intrigued by the prospect of joining two players he referred to as “high caliber”.

“It’ll be awesome playing with those guys,” he said.

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