Recruiting Update: Dry Spell Coming to an End?
Oregon looks to emerge from a recruiting lull with a flurry of blockbuster visits and renewed interest from prospects. Running back Derrick Green (5-Star/Richmond, VA/Rivals#1 RB) and safety Max Redfield (4-Star/Mission Viejo, CA/Rivals#3 S) headline a group of super preps who will make their way to Eugene in the foreseeable future; quite simply, these visitors could collectively propel the 2013 Oregon recruiting class into the reaches of “best ever.”
A top blend of speed and power on offense, Green, now slated to visit after the regular season concludes, holds the Ducks in high regard as Oregon is the only program in the West that the 6’0″, 200 lb. bruiser is considering. On the other side of the ball, Defensive Backs Coach John Neal is pulling for a Redfield visit this upcoming weekend when “silly tree” visits Autzen.
A confirmed visitor for Saturday’s lumber felling is offensive lineman and current “southern smog” commit Nico Falah (4-Star/Bellflower, CA/Rivals250). The recently named U.S. All-American’s recruitment will be of heavy interest through signing day as he is believed to be giving Oregon a fair shake after the “Storm” hit the city of Los Angeles.
Longstanding wide receiver target James Quick (4-Star/Louisville, KY/Rivals250) may be ever closer to becoming a deep ball threat for Mariota and Co. “Oregon is high on my list,” said Quick. “They have good academics and they have a real shot to get me… That offense is no joke.” At 6’2″, 180 lbs., Quick’s 4.4/40 speed would prove invaluable in balancing “The Blur.” A visit to Eugene is in the works and will take place after Quick finishes his prep career; stay tuned!
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