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Oser ready for Pac-12 trip

Thomas Oser has already been to Oregon once so he's slightly familiar with the campus and the coaching staff.
This weekend's official visit for the Oregon-Arizona game will give the North Hollywood (Calif.) Harvard Westlake offensive lineman an even better idea of the surroundings, the team and getting to see game day will be a highlight.
"I went up for camp in the summer so I've seen a lot of the facilities and they have a new building so I'm excited to see all that stuff," Oser said. "I've been able to work with coach (Steve) Greatwood and see his coaching style.
"This visit is going to be more about meeting the players and meeting the team and seeing how they run things on game day and how they schedule their stuff on game day."
Oser, a 6-foot-4, 270-pound three-star prospect, has been watching Oregon closely since it's one of his top teams and he's happy with how the Ducks are playing so far this season.
Why wouldn't he be? Oregon has hammered its first three opponents and is ranked third in the Associated Press poll. Everything seems to be going well.
"I've been watching their games and they're doing really well," Oser said. "I'm excited to see the atmosphere and it should be a good game against Arizona. I'll be able to check them out.
"They've been playing great, no one can deny that fact, so I'm just excited to go see them play and see the campus."
The three-star lineman expects to be impressed this weekend but does not plan to make a commitment no matter how well things go.
Oser said he would still like to take either official or unofficial visits to Stanford and Vanderbilt - his other top teams - before making his decision.
He's also talking a little bit with Oregon State so Oser does not want to limit his options after this official visit to Oregon.
"Those are the main schools and I'm in the planning stages in figuring out when would be a good time to go up to Stanford and Vanderbilt for either official or unofficial visits," Oser said.
"I do want to see the other schools before I decide. I want to take my time with it and see what else is out there before I commit."
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