Chandler (Ariz.) Hamilton offensive lineman Trent Moore pulled in his first scholarship offer on Thursday afternoon. Four days later, he was an Oregon State commit.
The process was as simple as it sounds.
The Beavers decided to offer the 6-foot-5 prospect a scholarship based on film of his first few games. Moore, who lived in Oregon for a short time as a child, jumped at the opportunity without so much as a campus visit. A snap decision? Definitely. But Moore says he knows his choice was the right one.
"It was one of the schools I've been wanting to go to," Moore said on Monday. "I've always liked Oregon State. I lived there when I was little, but I haven't been there in 10 years. Oregon State was one of my top three school I've always wanted to go to. I'm just really excited."
The Beavers plan to use the 235-pound Moore as a tackle. He'll obviously need to bulk up to play the position in the Pac 12, but he doesn't think that will be problem. For now, he's soaking in the excitement. He'll worry about the details later.
"They're going to use me at tackle, probably," Moore said. "I'm not sure which side. I guess either side."
As for interest from other programs, that stuff may come as his season progresses and his body changes. But one offer and 11 offers are the same to Moore. That stuff is unlikely to matter.
"There are some emails and some letters," Moore said. "I've been getting a little of that but nothing too serious. I'm just really excited about Oregon State. I've wanted to go there for a long time."
Moore says he plans to take an official visit to Oregon State sometime next month but has not had time to pinpoint a date for the trip.