The Beavers received more good news on Wednesday afternoon.
Hidden Valley High School quarterback Sam Vidlak has flipped his 2021 commitment from Montana to Oregon State as announced on his Twitter.
Excited to stay in my home state and play football for the Oregon State Beavers. Go Beavs!— Sam Vidlak (@SamVidlak7) May 13, 2020
Thank you Coach Smith, Coach Lindgren, and Coach Cookus for believing in me. #GlorytoGod pic.twitter.com/4xrxQguozz
"Excited to stay in my home state and play football for the Oregon State Beavers," wrote the 6'2", 175-pound signal-caller. "Go Beavs! Thank you Coach Smith, Coach Lindgren, and Coach Cookus for believing in me. #GlorytoGod"
247Sports rates Vidlak as a two-star recruit and the seventh-best composite player in Oregon for the 2021 class (15th best according to solely 247Sports). He held offers from Montana, Northern Arizona, and Yale in addition to Oregon State. Given that list, it was a no-brainer to commit to the Pac-12 school.
He explained the decision further to BeaversEdge: "It means a lot (to commit to OSU) and is something I am super thankful for. It was just something I couldn’t pass up. I am really proud to represent my school, my family, my faith and the state of Oregon.”
As a junior, Vidlak threw for 3,404 yards, 44 touchdowns and just three interceptions per MaxPreps, albeit against 4A competition.
Former West Linn head coach and Houston Roughnecks offensive coordinator Chris Miller tweeted his congratulations to the newest Beaver.
Congrats Sammy!! Proud of you son!🙏 Excited for you QB!!👊🏽🏈— Chris Miller (@ChrisMillerQB) May 13, 2020
You can watch his junior season highlights here.
You can listen to the full Talkin’ Beavers Podcast with host Ron Callan and Coach Berg here.