Prior to their solid start to the 2012 season, Oregon State was not a team in which many people had faith.
Rancho Cucamonga (Calif.) Los Osos receiver Victor Bolden, however, has been on board from the beginning.
Bolden was the second player to commit to the Beavers' 2013 recruiting class and has enjoyed watching the on-the-field successes of his future team.
"It's just a big plus for me, because I had already fallen in love with the campus and the coaches and just the family atmosphere that they have up there. To see them do well is a big plus and really confirms my decision and why I'm making the right choice. I'm just excited to be a part of the program," he said.
The receiver says he "isn't looking anywhere else" and continues to maintain his relationship with the Beavers' coaches.
"I've still been really communicating with all of the coaches. I'm still solid to Oregon State, so I'm just excited and ready to move on to college. I'm going to take my official visit in a few months when they play Oregon," he said.
Bolden will be taking that visit with his friend and fellow Oregon State commit, Etiwanda (Calif.) receiver Jordan Villamin, and is looking forward to seeing what the Beavers can do on the field.
"I haven't been able to watch a lot of the games because I don't have the Pac-12 Network, but I got to watch their first game versus Wisconsin. I'm really excited by their offense. They really use their receivers well and I like how they put their receivers in good situations; they give them the ball in space. I'm excited to go out there and have a good impact on the team," he said.
College aside, Bolden has been focused on his senior season and has already made quite the impact on the field.
"The season has been pretty good. We started of league 1-0. I've been doing well individually. I have seven touchdowns, about twenty catches, a few pass break ups, a forced fumble, a kick return for a touchdown, and over 200 yards punt returning," he said.
Reflecting upon last year, Bolden can see an improvement in his game and is continuing to work in preparation for college ball.
"From my junior season, I think I improved the most in my ability to make more plays, score more touchdowns, and become a larger impact player for the team. Right now I'm just working on cleaning up my route-running and my coverage on defense," he said.