Building Steam
Charles Siddoway (Scout.com)
National Recruiting Editor
Posted May 30, 2008


This summer Charles Siddoway says he hopes to visit "a few California schools," as well as some of the local programs in-state. "I'm hoping to check out Cal because I don't know a whole lot about them yet. I've also heard a lot of great things about UCLA," said Siddoway. "I know a few people who go there and they love it. I guess it's supposed to be a great environment..."

Charles Siddoway, the 6-foot-6, 305-pound four-star offensive tackle from Marist High School in Eugene, Ore., has really seen his recruiting pick up. With offers from Washington, UCLA, California and Portland State in the last couple of months, Siddoway now has a total of seven (Oregon, Oregon State and Boise State have also offered).

The new offers haven't helped Siddoway's recruiting picture become any clearer. "I'm not sure yet," Siddoway said. "I'm keeping everything open. I hope to take a few visits this summer and narrow things down, but I don’t plan on making a decision until after the season. I want my attention to be on my football team, not recruiting."

This summer Siddoway says he hopes to visit "a few California schools," as well as some of the local programs in-state. "I'm hoping to check out Cal because I don't know a whole lot about them yet.

"I know that Cal has great coaches because they are always a top team and I've heard Berkeley is a nice area too.

"I've also heard a lot of great things about UCLA," said Scout.com's No. 16 offensive tackle. "I know a few people who go there and they love it. I guess it's supposed to be a great environment.

"I also got a chance to talk with coach Rick Neuheisel and he seems like a great guy," he said. "He seems like a very smart coach and hopefully he can turn things around."

Siddoway is also planning on attending a camp at Alabama this summer. "I just want to attend one camp in the south," he said. "I want to see what it's like. I'm curious to check out the environment and humidity and all that. They invited me, so I think I'll go."

Although he lives on 10 minutes from Oregon and is under two hours away from Oregon State, Siddoway says that distance will not be factor. "That doesn't really matter to me," he said. "I just really want to get to know all the coaches better," he said. "I want to build my relationships with them and that's going to be the most important thing."

Siddoway says he plans to major in business and says that's one thing that stands out about Oregon. "They have a great business school, which is important," he said. "The program is great every year and I've been hearing from the coaches for a long time, so they've gotten to know me pretty well."

He reports a 2.9 core GPA and is taking the SAT on June 7.



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