Recruiting Update: Could Max Redfield be Oregon’s Latest “DAT-Style” Steal?
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Oregon’s 62-51 drubbing of the hated “southern smog,” appeared to have been the final straw. Sunday night, highly touted safety Max Redfield (4-Star/Mission Viejo, CA/Rivals#3-Rated S) broke away from his commitment with “Lane’s lackies” and intends to visit Oregon, a program he maintains is very much in the running to land his skill set. The 6’2″, 195 lb. torpedo will show up in Eugene sometime in the near future and stressed he will do so with “an open mind.”
Slowly but surely veering into the path of current Oregon catalyst De’Anthony Thomas, Redfield could be the latest blue-chip recruit that Chip Kelly & Co. bring north of the California border. As many will recall, Thomas — a native of Los Angeles — was a virtual lock to suit up for his hometown team until some late-in-the-game Kelly magic swayed the young phenom.
An academic aspect may provide the Ducks an inside track to land safety Leon McQuay III (5-Star/Seffner, FL/Rivals#2-Rated S). “I didn’t know Oregon had a music program, and they are starting an audio engineering program,” said McQuay. “They have so much technology up there. They are years ahead of everyone else up there.” Currently, McQuay III is racking up impressive stats on the field and promises to be one of the top defensive preps of 2013. As evidenced by his stay in Eugene, distance from home does not seem to be an issue. “It’s just hopping on a plane… I liked pretty much everything (about Oregon),” said McQuay III. (Autzen) Stadium was different than anyone I’ve ever seen… It was a cool place.” Closing in on the last month of the regular season, the Ducks have a chance to land two of the nation’s top three safeties in Redfield and McQuay III; stay tuned!
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