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McMaryion takes Pac-12 trip

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Marcus McMaryion worked out at Oregon State on Wednesday and the Dinuba, Calif., three-star quarterback is hopeful an offer could be coming.
The 6-foot-1, 178-pound prospect said he had a great time talking with the coaching staff, touring the campus and he has a good feel about Oregon State, which might make a decision on a second quarterback in this class soon.
Snoqualmie (Wash.) Mount Si three-star quarterback Nick Mitchell has been committed to the Beavers since early April.
"I really liked the campus first of all," McMaryion said. "The coaching staff was great. It's just a really good atmosphere up there. I like it up there a lot. It's a small town kind of like where I come from. I really liked it up there a lot.
"It was like a mini-camp. There were maybe six or seven guys there that were on a visit at the same time. They showed us the facilities, they gave us a campus tour and I talked to the coaches a little bit after."
The message McMaryion, who threw for 3,477 yards with 43 touchdowns and three interceptions in his junior season, received from Oregon State coach Mike Riley was especially positive.
"Coach Riley said he could really see me playing there," McMaryion said. "He really likes me a lot, he spoke highly of me but before they pull any trigger they're going to have a meeting to talk about their offer. I need to call them soon to see if they're going to offer.
"It's an ideal school. You can't beat the Pac-12 on the West Coast. It would definitely be one of my top schools that I would have to consider."
McMaryion, who has been offered by Arizona, recently visited Tucson and said it was a great environment. It sounds like, though, that the Wildcats are going to wait to accept a commitment from a quarterback and that might go through the summer.
San Jose State, Fresno State and others are also showing interest.
"Arizona is a great school," McMaryion said.
"I really liked the campus as well. They're kind of in the situation where they're going to take one in the class. They're taking the process a little bit slower for a quarterback to commit. They don't want to make the wrong decision so they're waiting until closer to the season."
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