Charles Siddoway, the 6-foot-6, 305 pound four-star offensive tackle from Marist High School in Eugene, Ore., grew up just a few miles away from Oregon State, but now lives a few miles from Oregon.
"I grew up just outside of Corvallis," Siddoway said. "I had lived there for about 13 years and just moved to Eugene over a year ago. I grew up following Oregon State and I really like the coaches a lot. I knew a lot of people on the team and have a really good relationship with everyone there already."
Although he lived in Corvallis most of his life, Siddoway admits he's always liked Oregon as well. "The team seems pretty solid," he said. "They have great facilities and the coaches are real nice. Everything about them is pretty good. I'm excited to see them play next season."
Siddoway is so torn between the two in-state schools that he wouldn't even compare them to each other. "It's hard to say," he said. "They are both such great schools."
Besides the two Oregon programs, Siddoway has also visited California, but the Bears haven't offered yet. "I went there to a one-day camp last year," he said. "I liked it down there. It was real nice and the campus was great."
The only other offer that he has is from Boise State, actually his first scholarship offer last December. "The coaches are great at Boise State," he said. "I've got a friend (offensive guard Bronson Durrant) who signed with them this year and he loves them. We don’t really talk about recruiting much, but I know he's really excited about going there."
Siddoway said he favors Oregon, Oregon State and Boise State slightly over Georgia Tech and Cal.
Siddoway hasn't attended any junior days and doesn't have any camps scheduled yet. However, one school that he's especially interested in visiting is Georgia Tech. "I've been talking to the coaches there a little and they seem real interested," he said. "They have a good program and the academics are great. I'm looking forward to visiting them and seeing what it's like down south."
Don't expect Siddoway to make a decision any time soon. "I'm looking to see where they have a good business program," he said. "I also really want to develop my skills and leave college a much better player. I'm gonna wait and take it slow. I won't decide until after my season."
Siddoway says he can bench 340 pounds and runs a 5.3 forty. Although he says he doesn't know his squat maximum, Siddoway admits that his leg strength needs work. "I want to work on my lower body," he said. "I need more strength and explosiveness in my legs. I'd like to be quicker off the ball and move better. I do a lot of agility drills and run like three times a week."
"I know the game pretty well," he said. "I'm a real good blocker. I can block outside or down with a double team. We did a lot of screens so I can block corners well too. I can play aggressive when I need to be."
Siddoway reports a 2.9 core GPA and is taking the SAT in June.