Pisarcik: "Oregon is my dream school"

Jake Pisarcik

Shawnee High (Medford, N.J.) offensive lineman Jake Pisarcik told FOXSportsNEXT he committed to Oregon after he was offered Tuesday night, and he spoke about why he likes the Ducks so much. Also, his senior highlights are attached to give Ducks a glimpse of him as a prospect.

It isn't often a recruit flies under the radar these days, but a position change and playing in an area that doesn't get recruited much led Jake Pisarcik to being one such player.

Pisarcik switched from a blocking tight end roll to right tackle for Shawnee High (Medford, N.J.) as a senior, and sending a tape to Oregon turned out well. The 6-foot-3, 280-pound Pisarcik's first offer came Tuesday, and he acted immediately.

"My head coach (Tim Gushue) was talking to the offensive line coach (Steve Greatwood), and they were saying they really liked me, so I decided to give the offensive line coach a call," Pisarcik said. "He offered me scholarship and I basically told him it would be an honor to play and I accepted it."

Pisarcik, who is the son of former NFL quarterback Joe Pisarcik, said he committed despite never visiting campus. That will come when he makes an official visit Jan. 18.

"Oregon is my dream school," he said. "It's going to be an honor to play there. It's going to be an honor to play for such a prestigious program and I'm very excited about the opportunity. "Growing up as a kid, I always liked Oregon. I always liked how they run (the ball), their tradition, their demeanor, how they take care of things. It's all business."

Oregon was one of several FBS programs to stop by Shawnee in the last few weeks to scout Pisarcik. Rutgers and Maryland also stopped in to watch Pisarcik work out, but neither offered.

He said he was also being recruited by Maine, Delaware, Stony Brook and Coastal Carolina, but it was not a mistake Oregon received the film.

"My father and I worked on a highlight tape and we sent it out in October," Pisarcik said. "They got back to us in December and they really liked my film."

Although Pisarcik has yet to set foot on Oregon's campus, he said defensive line coach Jerry Azzinaro came to his school and the two hit it off.

"He was a very down-to-earth guy," Pisarcik said. "He was very nice. It was a pleasure and he talked to me about the process of recruiting."


Senior highlights

eDuck.com Recommended Stories