There is no question Malcolm Agnew is solid in his Oregon State commitment so when the St. Louis (Mo.) DeSmet running back took his official visit last weekend it was more about finding places on campus where he'd feel at home.
He especially wanted to find restaurants and a good barber shop. What that means is there shouldn't be any surprises by Agnew late in the recruiting process. He's set for Oregon State and excited for his future.
"I liked how they made me feel at home there," Agnew said. "Everybody is really nice at Oregon State. I really liked the place. It was a lot of fun meeting my future teammates and people that could be my future teammates. I liked talking to the coaches more and defining my role on the team. I had a really fun time.
"It's really important to get comfortable with the environment where you're going to be in the future and this weekend really helped that out. I found some spots to eat at, where to get a haircut. It's going to make my college life a little easier now that I took my visit there."
It was Agnew's second time in Corvallis and the 5-foot-10, 180-pound three-star running back said a lot of his time was focused on sitting down with the coaches and defining his role for the future.
What Agnew heard was good news and he's excited to come to fall camp to compete for early playing time.
"They said there is an opening at the running back spot and there's an opportunity not only for me but everyone at camp so if I work hard and take care of my business I'll have a chance at that," Agnew said.
Rivals.com rates the St. Louis standout as the No. 45 running back nationally and No. 10 in the Missouri state rankings. Colorado State, Illinois, Indiana, Virginia, Wyoming and others had offered but he's stuck with the commitment he made to Oregon State in early August.
One other school has tried to get involved but Agnew has made it clear he's happy with the Beavers and not looking elsewhere.
"I haven't had any contact with anyone at all recently," Agnew said. "Northwestern tried to talk to me a while ago but nothing came of it. I'm a Beaver."