"It felt great, it felt like all the hard work had finally paid off," said Mondeaux. "It meant a lot to be offered by them, I like the coaches there."
Mondeaux camped at Oregon State this summer and is familiar with the coaching staff.
"Coach Locey said that he had seen me at camp, against Aloha and watched my highlight film," said Mondeaux. "He evaluated all three of those things and decided to offer me."
At 6'4" 224lbs, Mondeaux currently plays tight end and outside linebacker for Jesuit. At the college level he has the size and athleticism to project to multiple positions.
"I think right now they see me as a tight end," said Mondeaux. "But I could end up at defensive end or outside linebacker; we will see how things go the next couple of years."
So does he have a prefence?
"Right now I am keeping it open," said Mondeaux. "I like both sides."
Mondeaux is very interested in the Beavers offer, but didn't grow up rooting for them or any other school.
"Not really, I really like OSU, but I didn't grow up rooting for any team," said Mondeaux.
In addition to Oregon State, he is already hearing from a long list to quality programs.
So far, his only unofficial visit was to Autzen Stadium, for the Ducks game against Stanford.
"I went to the Oregon vs. Stanford game this weekend and I am going to the Civil War," said Mondeaux. "I really liked Oregon a lot, I liked the coaches and I think that Autzen is a cool place to be. Their offense and defense are exciting."
Jesuit is a unique situation, Mondeaux has teammates committed to or with offers from Oregon, Oregon State, Washington and Washington State. He talked about the benefits of playing for a school that turns out talent on a yearly basis.
"It's really cool, it's nice knowing that a lot of guys I play with could be my teammates in college," said Mondeaux. "Everybody jokes that if they commit they want people to go there. They can also talk us up to coaches because they have already been offered. But we all realize we have to do what is best for each of us."