Chase Eldredge visited Oregon State this summer and had such a good time working with the coaches that the Beavers emerged as one of his favorites.
A few days after summer camp the Palos Verdes Estates (Calif.) Palos Verdes offensive guard picked up an offer and he then took a few weeks to consider all his options. The 6-foot-4, 260-pound prospect decided to make his commitment to Oregon State on Wednesday.
"When I went up to visit the campus after my camp I really liked it," Eldredge said. "All the coaches are awesome and I really liked coach (Mike) Cavanaugh and coach (Mike) Riley. I just felt comfortable there walking around campus and it just felt like the right place for me.
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"The coaching staff plays a huge part where I wanted to go. I'm going to be with coach Cavanaugh for the next five years. You have to like your coach or you're not going to be able to grow as a player. That's just huge for me. The academics are good too and the school is just great so I really felt like home when I was up there."
Eldredge had also been hearing from Arizona State and UCLA but both of those coaching staffs wanted to wait a little longer to possibly offer.
The Sun Devils and Bruins wanted to see Eldredge in his first few games but the Palos Verdes standout didn't want to wait that long mainly because he was concerned he could miss out on his spot at Oregon State.
He couldn't be happier with his decision.
"Arizona State and UCLA were recruiting me hard and they really wanted to just wait for the first or second game," Eldredge said.
"I was planning on doing that but as the season got closer and more people started committing I didn't want to miss my chance. I don't regret committing because it's comfortable."