Siddoway to Cut List to Top Five

Charles Siddoway, the 6-6, 305-pounder from Eugene (Ore.) Marist, the #16-ranked offensive tackle prospect in the nation, said he's about to cut his list to a top five, and talked the schools he's considering for the list...

Charles Siddoway, the 6-foot-6, 305-pound four-star offensive tackle from Marist High School in Eugene, Ore., still has a total of seven scholarship offers and remains open-minded - for now.

"By the end of the month I plan to have a top five," Siddoway said. "I'm not quite sure yet, though."

The only schools that Siddoway has visited are Oregon, Oregon State and California and he'll be attending the Alabama camp on July 19 (although the Tide haven't offered).

Siddoway, ranked as the No. 20 offensive tackle in the country by, has offers from Oregon, Oregon State, Cal, UCLA, Washington, Boise State and Portland State. "I just need to talk everything over with my family," he said. "I want to have a good relationship with the coaches and really get to know them well.

"I also want a school with a good business program because that's what I want to major in," he said. "I'll make a decision after the season, probably November or December. I don't want to worry about recruiting during the season."

The schools that are recruiting Siddoway the hardest are Oregon, Cal and UCLA. "I really like the coaches at Cal," he said. "They are great. I've got a great relationship with (running back) coach Ron Gould and have gotten to know him pretty well. I call him almost every week and just like how nice and laid-back he seems. He really stresses their academics, which is great."

Siddoway also says he really enjoys the environment at Cal. "I love the Bay Area," he said. "It's a fun place and there's a lot to do there."

Another coach that Siddoway says he has a good relationship with is Oregon's offensive line coach, Steve Greatwood. "I talk with him quite a bit too," he said. "He's a nice guy and told me that they are losing like six senior linemen, so it looks like there's a good opportunity for me to come and play early."

After speaking with new UCLA coach Rick Neuheisel, Siddoway thinks things are looking up for the Bruins. "I think UCLA is gonna do real well," he said. "The new coaches are all great and they've been recruiting pretty well too. They are definitely an up- and-coming team."

Although Arizona State hasn't offered yet, Siddoway says the Sun Devils are showing him a lot of interest. "They are the only school that is recruiting me this hard without offering," he said. "They are recruiting me a lot and I think they will offer."

Siddoway admits that he doesn't watch a lot of college football on TV, but plans to this year. "I'm planning on checking out some of these teams on TV and see how they do," he said. "But it's really not going to affect my decision. That's not what's important."

He reports a 2.9 core GPA and says he still hasn't gotten the results from the June SAT.

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