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Race heats up for Brenner

Doug Brenner has been talking for a while with the Oregon coaches, he camped there this summer and finally the Ducks offered him on Tuesday night after watching his first game film.
It is a huge offer for the Portland (Ore.) Jesuit three-star prospect and his recruitment appears to be a race between Oregon and Oregon State.
"I've been in contact with Oregon for a long time and this summer I went to their camp," Brenner said.
"They had me doing some offensive line stuff and I impressed them and they told me they wanted to wait and see how I did in my first game. They watched the film and called me and said they want me to be a part of their program."
In high school, Brenner plays tight end and defensive tackle but the Ducks like him as an interior offensive lineman.
Brenner, a 6-foot-3, 275-pound prospect, has family ties to both in-state Pac-12 schools so there is a draw to both Eugene and Corvallis.
No timeline has been established on his decision but Brenner said it could come pretty soon after discussing everything with his family.
"I have a sister who plays sports at Oregon and I have a sister who plays sports at Oregon State so it's going to be a tough decision," Brenner said. "We still have some stuff to talk over and I'm very grateful.
"It will probably be soon but we still need to talk about things. Oregon State is still in the picture for me so we have no timeline on when I'm going to commit."
Brenner knows both programs well. The Oregon offer is big and might be tough to turn down but he said not to count out the Beavers yet since he likes their coaching staff so much.
"It's definitely a great place," Brenner said of Oregon State. "Coach (Mike) Riley does such a good job making you feel at home there. The coaches really care about you and it's such a good atmosphere there. It would be a place where I'd love to play.
"The thing with Oregon is I really got to know coach (Steve) Greatwood really well these past few months and he's a guy I could see myself playing for and getting along with so I'm really excited about those two schools."