Justin Addie took an unofficial visit to Oregon State in June and while he got offered during that trip he only had a few hours on campus to explore the place. Two weekends ago, Addie took his official visit to Corvallis and things went extraordinarily well.
Not only is the Mesa (Ariz.) Skyline offensive guard sticking with the Beavers, he couldn't be more excited about his commitment.
"It was great," Addie said. "I'm glad I committed there. One of the biggest things is the family atmosphere. When you're there all the coaches make you feel like you're at home, like you're their own kid.
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"They respect you a lot. All the players respect each other. I like the small-town feel of it. I'm not really from a small town but it's a good change. After my visit, there was nothing negative about anything there. I don't get why other people wouldn't commit there because I didn't see anything bad about the place."
This trip to Oregon State allowed Addie, a 6-foot-3, 285-pound prospect, time to tour more of the campus and to meet with the coaching staff. Addie and offensive line coach Mike Cavanaugh had lots of time to sit down and talk.
"When I went in June, I was taking a bunch of unofficial visits and the next day I had to fly to Boise so I didn't have as much time there," Addie said.
"I was there for only a few hours and all I really did was just check out the facilities. The players' lounge they have there wasn't even completed yet, there was still a bunch of construction around so I wasn't able to see it then. This time I was able to get academic information and talk to the coaches more."
During his unofficial visit over the summer, Oregon State was showing lots of interest along with Air Force, San Jose State, Northern Colorado and Northern Arizona. It was at that time he got the offer from the Beavers and that's when Addie started to focus even more on the program.
"Once Oregon State started talking to me my sophomore year I got more interested in them and I started watching more of their games and being in more contact with their program," Addie said. "It just felt like it was the right place and I wanted to go there for a year or so.
"When coach Cavanaugh came to the school and asked for my film and my transcripts and I sent that out he said he was interested. When I got that back I was happy they were interested because hopefully I was going to get my offer. When I went for my unofficial in June they offered. They stuck out because they stayed in more contact than all the other schools."