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Visits Begin for Oser
In August, FOX Sports NEXT named North Hollywood (Calif.) Harvard-Westlake offensive lineman Thomas Oser one of the West's top ten centers; on Friday night, he proved why. "It was a big win tonight," he said after the game. "We came out ready to go. We struggled a little bit in the first half with our run game and our pass game, but our defense did a hell of a job out there. In the second half we came out fired up more than ever and took it to the house." The 6-foot-5, 280-pound prospect, who holds a good number of offers, also played defense for the Wolverines' in their 44-11 Mission League Victory over Santa Fe Springs (Calif.) St. Paul, but projects himself playing on the offensive side of the ball at the next level. "This season, I've been mainly playing center. I've been getting a few reps on defense, here and there. We have a small team but we're always running at a fast pace and when we need the subs, we get them in. From what I've heard from college coaches, they see me playing anywhere on the offensive line, and anywhere they really need me, I'm ready to go," he said. Oser recently took his first official visit to Oregon when the Ducks hosted Arizona. "I took one visit to Oregon a couple of weeks ago for the Arizona, and that was a lot of fun. The atmosphere up there was just crazy. I don't know if it can be matched. It was pretty incredible," he said. He continues to hear from other programs, including Stanford, Vanderbilt (where teammate and friend Chad Kanoff is committed), and Oregon State, but is taking his time in making his collegiate decision. "Things are going pretty well. Taking the other visits, with scheduling and stuff, it's been hard. I'm trying to figure out. Every week I have contact with all of these schools. I feel very fortunate with everything that has happened with that, but I'm really focusing on the season, making sure our team plays as well as we can in Mission League," he said. Oser has, however, had the opportunity to watch Pac-12 ball this season and has come away impressed with a few of the teams. "Oregon obviously has impressed; Oregon State has been doing really well, and that's impressing me. Stanford has come out and done really well, also," he said. Now that the team is in league play, Oser is more focused than ever and can already see a big improvement from his junior season. "I think I really improved on my run game. Last season I wasn't too confident in pushing people off the ball, but I've been doing well this year," he said.
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