Sam Vidlak, Hidden Valley QB, Flips Commitment from Montana to the Beavers
It’s quite possible that the Oregon State Beavers have found their quarterback of the future in Sam Vidlak.
Excited to stay in my home state and play football for the Oregon State Beavers. Go Beavs!
Thank you Coach Smith, Coach Lindgren, and Coach Cookus for believing in me. #GlorytoGod pic.twitter.com/4xrxQguozz
— Sam Vidlak (@SamVidlak7) May 13, 2020
At one point in time prior to his growth spurt in high school, Vidlak stood just 5-foot-7 120 pounds, with dreams of playing football at Montana. However, as time went on it was clear that Vidlak was growing into a division 1 talent.
After throwing for over 3,400 yards, 44 touchdowns, and just 3 interceptions as a junior at Hidden Valley HS, a scholarship offer came in from the Montana Grizzlies. Sam Vidlak’s dream was coming true, and after accepting the full ride scholarship to Montana, he thought his recruitment was over.
The Oregon State and coach Jonathan Smith came into the picture. Vidlak needed to make a decision on whether he would stay committed to Montana or flip his commitment to go play at the highest level in college football for an in-state school.
On Wednesday morning this week, Sam made his decision:
“A lot went into my decision,” said Vidlak “Ultimately, playing in the Pac-12 Conference in my home state, near my family was an opportunity I couldn’t pass up. I called Oregon State (on Wednesday) morning and also called Montana to let them know.”