BOZEMAN -- For the first time since current Seattle Seahawks tight end Will Dissly signed to play college football at the University of Washington, a Bozeman football player is on his way to a Power 5 school. Peyton Hogan committed to Oregon State on Wednesday afternoon.
Hogan will join the Beavers as a long snapper next season with a chance to compete for the starting job in the fall. Hogan is ranked as a five-star long snapper by Rubio Long Snapping and 22nd in the entire country. A lot of athletes dream of being the star quarterback, but Hogan fell in love with the specific role of long snapping since he was young.
"A lot of people ask me (why long snapping), but my dad actually taught me when I was very young how to long snap, and I just kind of stuck with it over these years and through my youth," Hogan said.
Hogan had offers from Utah State, Colorado State and the University of Montana to name a few, but the chance to join the Pac-12 Conference in Corvallis, Oregon was something he didn't want to pass up.
"(The Oregon State) team was very welcoming to me, all their alumni when I was at their game talked to me and told me how great of a town it was and how great of a community it was," said Hogan. "It's bittersweet leaving Bozeman and leaving my team and coaches, but I'm excited for a new opportunity to start new and see what else I can do."