Ray Schafer enjoyed many of the official visits that he took this fall, but his gut instinct told him that Oregon was the best spot for him.
Schafer, a 6-11, 215 pound center from Wasilla H.S. in Wasilla, Ak., committed to Oregon after returning from his final official visit to Arizona State this past weekend.
Schafer visited San Diego State (Sept. 6-8), Gonzaga (Sept. 13-15) Oregon (Sept. 20-22) and then ASU (Sept. 27-29) before casting his lot with Ernie Kent's Duck program.
"I really liked the coaches and players at ASU, they were all classy guys, but I committed to Oregon because I just liked them more," Schafer said.
Schafer said he picked the Ducks over the Sun Devils and Aztecs.
"I saw the team in open gym, and I like the fact that they play both a physical and fun style," he added. "The guys really got along with each other, and even the walk-ons were treated with respect."
Schafer is the second West Coast post player to commit to Oregon within the past week. Last week, the Ducks beat out Texas Tech, Arizona State and others for the services of 6-9 Mitch Platt of Henderson, Nev.
Schafer plans on signing with Oregon during the NCAA early letter of intent period in November.