Dustin Stanton said he didn't know immediately after Oregon State offered that it was the perfect spot for him but after analyzing it for a little while and visiting the campus the Marysville (Wash.) Lakewood tight end fell in love and decided to commit.
"I didn't have my mind set when they first offered me," Stanton said.
"I was waiting to see what else would happen with some interest from some other Pac-10 schools but the more I thought about it I really didn't know what else I'd be looking for."
Visiting Corvallis helped and so did meeting with the coaching staff and some players on the team. Everything seemed to fit perfectly for Stanton, a 6-foot-6, 210-pound prospect, and he wanted to end his recruitment because the Beavers offered him everything he wanted.
"I kept making trips down there and looking at the college and the team and just the atmosphere in Corvallis and at OSU and everything seemed so perfect to me," Stanton said.
"I didn't know what else I was looking for. It didn't happen right away but after I thought about it long and hard I knew it was for me.
"Everything about the place fit me perfectly. The coaching staff and the way I fit in with their football program and Mike Riley and his coaching staff, I love them. I love the family aspect of the football team."
Air Force was the only other offer for Stanton but he was receiving consistent interest from Washington, UCLA, Washington State, Idaho, Utah, Wyoming, Boise State and Eastern Washington.
Stanton finished with 19 receptions for 291 yards and four touchdowns in his junior season. Playing on the defensive line, he averaged more than seven tackles per contest.