Aloha OT picks up first offer
James Euscher (
James Euscher (
Northwest Recruiting Analyst
Posted Jun 29, 2010
Chris Fetters ( spoke Monday night with James Euscher, a 6-foot-7, 278-pound offensive tackle from Aloha High School in Beaverton, Ore., while he was with his team at the annual Gold Beach Football Team Camp - one of the biggest summer camps on the west coast. Euscher let us know that he received a scholarship offer from an in-state school, one that made him think twice about committing on the spot.

"I was actually really shocked," Euscher said when he got the news from Oregon's Offensive Line Coach Steve Greatwood a few days ago that the Ducks would be offering him a full ride. "I didn't think they were going to offer me. I was really excited. I didn't know what to say, I was pretty much speechless.

"Then I just told them my honest opinion about how I feel about them. I'm really interested in Oregon. I like the school a lot."

Euscher added that California might be close to offering as well, and Portland State could also be in the mix when it comes to tendering an offer. Oregon State and Boise State are showing Euscher heavy interest. He camped at Oregon, Oregon State and Boise State this summer. All the schools are looking at him as an offensive tackle, even though he plays on both sides of the ball for Aloha.

Did he think about committing to the Ducks on the spot? "I thought twice about it," Euscher admitted. "I could see myself playing there, but I don't think it's the right time yet. I want to make sure it's the right decision for me."

Euscher said that he might make a final decision before school starts. In the final analysis, he's looking at location, staff and the overall quality of the program, including the relationship between players and coaches, as the criteria for picking his college of choice.

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