Santa Monica (Calif.) quarterback Ryan Katz had high hopes when he departed for the Northwest to camp with both Oregon State and Oregon. Well things couldn't have gone any better for the talented signal caller as Katz walked away with offers from both schools.
Katz, 6-1, 195 pounds has had a great spring and summer and his roll continued this past weekend. Heading in to the two Oregon schools, Katz had offers from Utah, Air Force, and Wyoming and now you can add the two Pac 10 schools to the list.
"It was a great week and I really enjoyed myself a lot at both schools," Katz said. "I was at Oregon State for three days and really liked it there. I spent a lot of time with Coach Lansgdorf, their OC and quarterbacks coach and learned a lot from him.
"He was right there with me critiquing all my throws and giving me a lot of positive feedback. I got to know a lot of the other campers there pretty well and I just had a good time and a lot of fun. Corvallis is a small town and different than where I'm from but I liked it and was very comfortable there.
"I guess there is a rule that schools can't offer you during a camp. So after I checked out this morning, I was told to call Coach Riley and when I did, he offered me a scholarship. That was exciting because I really liked it there, it's a great family atmosphere and I know I would fit in well.
"From there, I made the 45 minute drive to Eugene to take part in Oregon's camp. I was there for about four hours but only threw for about an hour or so. I did some one on ones and seven on seven work. It was fun and I got to spend a lot of time with Coach Belotti and we probably sat and talked for a good solid hour.
"I also took some time to see the facilities, the locker room, stadium and weight room and that was all really nice. Just like Oregon State, Coach Kelly said they couldn't do anything at the camp and he said to call him from the road so I called him up on our drive to the airport and he offered me as well.
"I feel really good about Oregon right now. Both of those schools are different but I'm comfortable at both places. Right now, I'm not ready to make a commitment anywhere. I just want to take things slow and spent the next couple of weeks talking about everything with my family. I'm also planning to take an unofficial visit to Utah July 16 to see the campus and spend some time there as well.
"I still plan to make an early commitment, sometime before the summer is over, but I'm going to wait until after I see Utah before I really get serious. Things are good now though, it's exciting to have these choices and even though it's going to be a tough decision, it's really nice to have the options that I have right now so I'm excited about it."