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Three-star QB set with Oregon State

Brent Vanderveen did his research this past off-season and figured that Oregon State was the best spot for him so he committed after an unofficial visit in June.
This past weekend the three-star dual-threat quarterback from Arroyo Grande, Calif., took his official visit to Corvallis with a couple teammates and loved the trip.
Vanderveen said he's set for the Beavers and is not looking elsewhere.
"It was a lot of fun," Vanderveen said. "I had a good time hanging out with the coaches and hanging out with a couple teammates that went with me and we watched a good game so it was fun.
"I'm 100 percent committed. It was good to see them on a game day and to see the campus with people because when I went (in the summer) it was dead that weekend because no one was there."
The 6-foot-5, 203-pound prospect also had offers from Arkansas, Oklahoma State and Arkansas State but the coaching staff at Oregon State always played a big-time role in his decision and it's also one of the biggest things that stuck out about his weekend visit.
"Coach (Mike) Riley and his coaching staff really stood out the most," Vanderveen said. "I like how they treat you and respect you as a person and a player. They're not just there to coach you. They're there to help you with life after football, too."
Not only is Vanderveen excited to head to Oregon State but to go there with at least one of his teammates. Last weekend, three-star offensive lineman Garrett Weinreich also visited and decided to commit. Arroyo Grande kicker Garrett Owens, an Air Force pledge, was also there.
Vanderveen said he's always talked to Weinreich about what the Beavers have to offer and he was finally able to see it for himself.
"I have always bugged him, like every week I would say something to him, but I think he really liked it and really liked the feel of Corvallis and he decided to commit," Vanderveen said.