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Oregon Ducks Football Recruiting: Thomas Oser Has Top Three


2013 interior offensive lineman Thomas Oser is one of the top 125 recruits in the state of California in the 2013 class, and he named his top three to 247Sports today and also spoke about his upcoming official visit to Oregon on the 21st of this month.

The Oregon Ducks, Vanderbilt, and Stanford made his top three. All three teams offered him in mid-June, with all three offers coming shortly after or during camp visits. Oser received his offer from Oregon on the 20th of June, just a few days after his offer from the ‘Dores and a few days before his Stanford offer.

Thomas Oser is the 39th ranked offensive guard by Rivals and is a physical run blocker who stands at 6-foot-4 and weighs in at 275 pounds. Oser’s most valuable addition to a team is his versatility, as he can play every position on the offensive line and is a three-star rated recruit at all three interior offensive line positions.

Colorado, Ole Miss, Utah, San Diego State, and Washington State have also offered Oser, and his recruitment will be one to watch closely. Stanford and Vanderbilt are also expected to be schools Oser will officially visit.

Overall, I love Oser’s athleticism and view him as fitting the guard position the best. He isn’t a good enough pass protector to stick at tackle, but he can certainly play there when called upon and has been a standout for Harvard Westlake High in North Hollywood, California. 247Sports rates him as the 107th best prospect in the recruit-rich state.

Oser looks like a safe bet to be a quality backup who gives a team a lot of positional flexibility, and he can pave the way as a run blocker with his above-average size and elite tenacity. His visit to Eugene on the 21st will be crucial for the program in their hopes of landing one of the three interior offensive line recruits that the team has offered in 2013 and are uncomitted.

The Ducks were able to land Alex Redmond. In fact, Oser is the Ducks’ best bet at landing another G/C in this class.

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