November 30, 2012

Siddoway settling in at State

In 2009 Charles Siddoway was billed as the top prospect in the state of Oregon.

Three years and two college programs later, the 6-foot-7, 300-pounder finds himself over 2,500 miles away as Mississippi State's starting right tackle.

In high school Siddoway picked up scholarship from most of the top programs on the west coast as well as Alabama but chose to take his services to the University of California. He redshirted his first season with the Golden Bears and appeared in three games in 2010.

Siddoway was dismissed from the team in December of that year and enrolled at Butte Community College. He earned his way onto the NJCAA All-American first team helping lead the Road Runners to a 10-1 record and a Graffiti Bowl victory.

Siddoway's second time through the recruiting process was a little more quiet by design. He had offers from Arkansas State, Florida International, Iowa State, Louisiana Tech, Pittsburgh, Rutgers, San Diego State, Texas Tech and West Virginia.

"It was quite a bit easier knowing what to expect," Siddoway said. "I knew I didn't want to take all my official visits the second time around. I didn't even take them all the first time because you kind of get tired of it after a while."

After taking only two official visits (Pittsburgh and Mississippi State), Siddoway made the decision to be a Bulldog.

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