"I wanted to go where I was most comfortable and that was Oregon State," Harlow said. "Like I said before, my heart was always with Oregon State, even when I committed to Washington. I felt I had the best connection with Coach Cavanaugh, the OL coach at Oregon State.
"Oregon State felt like a big family to me and that's what I was looking for. I'm really close with some of the players already as well as some of the other recruits going to Oregon State. I felt really bad de-committing from Washington because they have a great program and a great staff too. It wasn't anything against them at all, it just came down to following my heart and that was at Oregon State."
Harlow, who had a very good week of practice at the Semper Fi game, worked out at guard all week and will likely play guard for the Beavers as well.
"I've always played tackle but I think I can play either spot," Harlow said. "I think if you're 6-4 or shorter, people automatically assume you're a guard. It's fine though, I'm comfortable there and I'm just looking forward for the opportunity to play and be mentored by Coach Cav.
"This was a really hard process for me. I took my trips and at different times, I thought I was done and locked in for Washington. I know I would have been happy there but I think the best spot for me is at Oregon State and I definitely feel like a huge weight off my back after making this decision."