A busy summer for Oregon OL

For most high school students, the summer between your junior and senior year is usually pretty busy. Now consider what it is like for a high school football player with the talent to play Division one football. Bo Thran, from Sam Barlow High School in Gresham, Oregon, has been busy all summer with summer league basketball, American Legion baseball and now triple-days for his high school football team.

"Yeah, I've been pretty busy this summer," Thran told Scout.com. "It started out in June when I headed to my team camp at Boise State. Then I played legion baseball for a couple months and then my basketball team went to Lake Tahoe for our summer league.

"I play the post, but we're mainly a run and gun type of team on the basketball court."

Thran boasts a .350 average as a first baseman for his baseball team and said while his focus is on playing football at the next level, he would be interested if the baseball coaches at the school he chooses offer him a chance.

On the football recruiting front, Thran is hearing from most of the Pac 10 including Oregon (offer), Oregon State (offer), Stanford, California, Arizona State, Washington State and Colorado. All of the schools are looking at Thran along the offensive line and he is more than happy to play there.

"I like offensive line," said the 6-foot-5, 270-pound Thran. Bo claims a 5.1 40. "I like to hit guys and dish out the punishment, which is what we get to do on offense."

Thran has visited the two home-state schools and seems to like both equally.

"(Oregon tight ends coach Neal Zoumboukos) has been the one recruiting me for Oregon," said Thran. "I got to go up there in March, pretty early on, for their Junior Day and it was really fun. I liked seeing the facilities and meet some of the players. It was pretty cool.

"I got to meet with (head coach Mike) Bellotti and we talked about my interest in them and what I liked about the school. They told me what they thought about me and that I'm high on their list so it was cool."

In June, Thran attended a prospect camp at Oregon State and got to meet head coach Mike Riley and new offensive line coach Mike Cavanaugh. "Their facilities were nice too," Thran stated. "They showed me the work on the stadium and stuff. It's going to be nice.

"I went there and it was like a combine with all of the prospects there. They timed us in the forty and did skills tests. I think I did pretty well."

Defensive line coach Greg Newhouse is heading up the recruitment of Thran for the Beavers.

As of now, his top three are Oregon, Oregon State and Stanford, who has been sending him a lot of mail. Thran has not set up any official visits, but does plan on attending games for both of the Oregon schools.

He has no timeline on a decision and said, "I'm really not sure what I'm going to do right now," said Thran.

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