Woodland Hills (Calif.) Taft wide out Chris Wellington took his first official visit of the year to Oregon State this past weekend. We had heard he visited Nevada in early January but he missed the visit and could re-schedule it although this one sounds like a two team race right now.
Wellington, 6-1, 200 pounds is a big receiver who has the size to come in and play early. He's a physical player and won't be intimidated by some of the college defensive backs he'll be facing. As for his visit to Corvallis, Wellington said it was almost a perfect 10.
"I loved it," Wellington said. "Everything was real cool from the players and coaches and I loved the facilities. The only thing that wasn't that great f or me was just the city. Corvallis is kind of small and would take some getting used to. I'm a big city kind of guy and that's what I'm used to so that was an adjustment but I really loved everything else about it.
"My host was Sammy Stroughter and he was cool to hang out with. I got along great with all the players there. I got in Friday, ate with the guys and then we went out that night. Saturday, we got a tour of the campus and saw the football stadium and facilities. Everything there is really state of the art and I was impressed with the whole set up.
"I talked a lot with Coach Hull and Coach Riley and they told me they graduate two receivers and I could come in and play early there. They didn't promise me anything but just said I would be able to compete for playing time and that's all I'm looking to do right now. Today (Sunday) was real kick back. We ate breakfast and then hung out in the players lounge playing pool, bowling and watching the NFL games.
"I'm not much of a bowler but I did break 100 once so that was fun. I had a good time and I would say Oregon State and Arizona are 50-50 right now. I go to Arizona next weekend and I'm not sure if I'll take a visit that last weekend in January. I'm still looking at Nevada but Oregon State and Arizona are my leaders."