Jake Pisarcik has never been to the West Coast, never been farther west than Indianapolis.
But on Tuesday night, he made plans to cross the continent and play for one of the nation's best college football programs.
The Shawnee senior offensive lineman made a commitment to attend Oregon on a football scholarship.
"When they called, I was like, 'Wow,' " said Pisarcik, a 6-foot-4, 280-pounder who is the son of former NFL quarterback Joe Pisarcik. "I couldn't believe it."
Jake Pisarcik said he sent a tape of his highlights to Oregon, and a number of other schools, in late October. He heard from the Ducks about two weeks ago.
Shawnee coach Tim Gushue said Pisarcik made a commitment to offensive line coach Steve Greatwood. Gushue said Oregon projects Pisarcik as a guard or center.
The Ducks (11-1) will play Kansas State (11-1) in the Fiesta Bowl on Jan. 3. It will mark Oregon's fourth straight appearance in a BCS bowl, the longest streak in the nation.
"This is a great opportunity for me," Pisarcik said. "I'm very, very, very blessed."