October 8, 2010

Mariota back from Oregon visit

Oregon QB commit Marcus Mariota traveled east last weekend to visit Eugene while the Ducks hosted the Cardinal for one of the key college football matchups of the week. Mariota spoke with Duck Sports Authority recently about his visit to Oregon.

"It was an awesome experience. The atmosphere was crazy, the fans are unbelievable, and the game was unreal," said Mariota.

"We actually got in Friday morning after an overnight flight from Hawaii," continued Mariota. "I sat in on some of the team meetings and just tried to get a feel for the offense. It's kind of like the offense that we run at my high school here.

"Then we met with the academic advisors and went over what courses I need to take and just looked at what I needed to do with my major and stuff."

Mariota said that Saturday was spent with the team during their pre-game meal and they're walk to victory through the "Mo". They also toured the facilities that Oregon is known for and of course they caught Mariota's eye. But it was the game itself that left its impression on the Saint Louis High standout.

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