June 19, 2009

Mannion discusses his commitment to Oregon State

Landing a quarterback is always a hallmark day for a college football program. Not only can the recruiting continue to build momentum on the offensive side of the ball, the quarterback has the potential to be one of the cornerstone athletes for the entire class.

Oregon State received the good news this week that Sean Mannion, from Pleasanton (Calif.) Foothill accepted the recently bestowed offer and now the Beavers move forward knowing that they have a strong arm and good leader committed for the 2010 class. But why did Mannion jump at the offer and what are his thoughts about Oregon State? BeaverBlitz spoke to Mannion to get to know him a little better.

We first watched Mannion at Friday's Premier Performance Camp. There were a handful of talented quarterbacks in attendance, but after reviewing film, offensive coordinator, Danny Langsdorf and Mike Riley liked what they saw from Mannion and called to offer him a scholarship offer.

The Beavers are with limited scholarships this year and are being extremely selective on who they offer, so it is evident that the coaches were very impressed with what they saw.

"I thought the camp went well," Mannion said. "I wanted to go out there and do my best at everything and I wanted to leave it all on the field. I did that."

"It was actually my second trip to Corvallis as we went up during spring practice," Mannion continued. "Me and my Dad were able to walk around campus a lot this trip and I really liked campus. Oregon State really seems like a cool place to go."

So after receiving the scholarship offer to Oregon State on Monday, his first, what compelled him to pull the trigger so quickly and accept the offer?

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