Everything was perfect

C.E. Kaiser, 6-5, 260, Veradale (Wash.) Central Valley HS, describes himself as a player that has quickness off the ball and the ability to go up and down the line -- and he can play four quarters, made a commitment to the University of Oregon.

The latest verbal commitment was first recruited by the Ducks as a defensive lineman, but that may have changed as now he believes Oregon would like him to play on the offensive line. While it really doesn't matter to C.E., he is sold on the University of Oregon's football program, the campus and the School of Business, the major he intends to follow.

"The environment, the school, when I walked around campus, and then football, it was everything I wanted," said Kaiser of his time on the Oregon campus. "It was perfect, all of it."

Kaiser made a trip last summer to Eugene to attend the Oregon football camp. Obviously he left town with a very good impression and while some other programs have been calling on him, according to his coach Rick Giampietri, Oregon has always been the place for C.E.

"He's been getting looks from a lot of places, like Washington and Washington State, but Oregon is where he's wanted to go," Giampietri told Scout.com. "He went to their camp this past summer, and they really like him. He's got a lot of potential."

Central Valley had a great year, going 8-2 in the regular season before being knocked out of the Washington 4-A playoffs by Southridge of Kennewick, Wash. According to Giamietri, the Ducks offered Kaiser a scholarship about three weeks ago. Kaiser indicated that Coach Neal Zoumboukos was his main point of contact at Oregon. While football season is over at Central Valley, Kaiser's high school athletic pursuits are not. He will participate in Track and Field next spring in the shot and discuss. His personal best in the shot is 49'7'.

One thing about C.E. is that there is plenty of room for him to grow and has a frame to allow him to put on weight.

"He's not close to finishing growing," said Giampietri of his star lineman. "He's 6-5 and 260 pounds and he's skinny. He's got a big frame and he'll add a lot of weight."

Kaiser plans to take an official visit in December and for sure he is very happy with the decision he's made.

Chris Fetters contributed to this report

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