Recruiting Update: Ducks’ Tally up to Six, 2013 Class Beginning to Take Shape

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TE Johnny Mundt (3-Star/Modesto, CA).

After taking a one-week writing hiatus for pre-firefighter training, I’m back on the recruiting trail with our beloved Oregon Ducks. During my absence, Head Coach Chip Kelly and company received three commitments from venerable first-tier talent that collectively bears athleticism and considerable upside.

On June 18th, tight end Johnny Mundt (3-Star/Modesto, CA) selected Oregon after building a strong rapport with the Ducks coaching staff. “I just love the way Oregon recruited me and I’m ready to be Duck,” said Mundt. “(My) athletic director, counselors, teachers all spoke with Oregon coaches about me. That tells me they care about my character, and I respect that.” At 6’5, 235 lbs., Mundt is an imposing physical force that, if given an opportunity, could see very early playing time due to a solid work ethic.  (With the presence of current tight ends Colt Lyerla and Evan Baylis, Mundt may move around the depth/position chart before settling. Stay tuned!)

Three days (6/20) after Mundt’s commitment, wide receiver Darren Carrington (3-Star/San Diego, CA) followed suit. “I just couldn’t see it getting any better,” said Carrington. “The academics, the facilities were unreal; the coaches were amazing. Oregon offered everything… I decided not to wait. I’m a Duck and I’m happy to be a Duck.” Carrington, at 6’2, 187 lbs., has terrific hands, makes initial defenders miss, and speeds past opposing secondaries to pay dirt. (Carrington’s athletic potential [plays multiple positions at the prep level] makes him an ideal candidate to excel in Lightning Yellow and Thunder Green. Once his senior season concludes, Carrington’s integration into the Oregon system will be a key off-season storyline.)

Rounding out the Ducks’ new commitment trio (6/22), wide receiver/defensive back Chris Seisay (3-Star/American Canyon, CA) dropped an original pledge to “the smurfs” in favor of Oregon. “Everything about it made it the place for me,” said Seisay, who received an offer after an impressive performance at Oregon’s recent off-season prep camp. There shouldn’t be any apprehension that the 6’2, 175 lb. Seisay will flip commitments a second time during the final phase of his high school career as he indicated “no other visits will be taken.” (A lanky speedster [4.53/40], Seisay joins Carrington as another heavy-hitter heading into 2013. Once a position of question, the Oregon wide receiver corps is beginning to look like an area of strength in the coming years. With an infusion of youth joining soon-to-be veterans, Daryle Hawkins and BJ Kelly, we, the Duck Faithful, can expect to see the Oregon offense open up the passing game to even greater heights.)

The Ducks now hold six solid verbal commitments. The aforementioned preps join tailbacks Thomas Tyner (5-Star/Beaverton, OR/Rivals#1-RatedRB), Dontre Wilson (4-Star/DeSoto, TX), and offensive lineman Evan Voeller (4-Star/West Linn, OR/Rivals250) as members of the 2013 Oregon Recruiting Class.

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Mark Flores

Mark Flores, a Salem, OR resident, is a Firefighter/EMT who is currently attending Paramedic School. A graduate of nearby Corban University with a Bachelors Degree in English-Journalism, Flores is an Oregon Ducks football season-ticket holder (since 2010) with plans of pursuing his masters degree at the U of O. A passionate and knowledgeable Ducks fan with a heavy interest in Oregon athletics and recruiting, Flores, a former lacrosse player, brings a wealth of knowledge of Oregon teams not readily covered by the media.Flores has over seven years of professional journalism experience, including writing for the Statesman Journal in Salem and holding the position of Sports Editor for the Hilltop News (Corban University). He brings his detailed knowledge of recruiting and athletics to the FishDuck team, and welcomes your feedback.Author's Note: "I do not capitalize our rival, "that other school", nor any other institution outside of our beloved UNIVERSITY OF OREGON. WTD!!!"Twitter: @MarkDFlores

  • Fuck247sports/theposterLperry

    Mark, you deserve your own recruiting tab next to the fish tank videos. I hate lookin on the FD ticker for your articles. I am a member of 247 sports but its getting anal and those particular duck fans are retarded. That is why I prefer sites like Oregonlive/FD which basically reports 247’s premium content with out the bullshit and drama. I suggest that you guys follow ship, which would allow Fishduck to be my one stop shop all things oregon.¬

    • FishDuck

      ¬†perry….your handle name is…inappropriate for this board.¬† But your point is valid and well taken, and we are ahead of you on that point.¬† We just released a new “History of Oregon Sports” section,have promised to have other sections in the future.¬† I don’t deny that recruiting is a popular subject….