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Recruiting Update: Oregon to pull off East-Coast Caper?

Recruiting Update: Oregon to pull off East-Coast Caper?

Mark Flores
Reported by Mark Flores on November 28, 2012
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WR Paul Harris (4-Star/Upper Marlboro, PA/Rivals250)

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Following Saturday’s 48-24 thrashing of “little brother,” Oregon’s coaching staff hit the recruiting trail. Position coaches are expected to make in-home visits with an emphasis on gauging where preps stand as the college football universe creeps every closer to signing day. The next few days will prove vital in Oregon’s continued success on the field for years to come.

Perhaps headlining the visit list, Ducks Receiver’s Coach Scott Frost will make a strong push to turn current “Dooleyless” commit Paul Harris (4-Star/Upper Marlboro, MD/Rivals250) in the direction of Eugene. “I know coach (Scott) Frost is going to come and watch my game on Saturday,” said Harris. “I really like this program and what they are doing …I’ll probably take a visit out there.” At 6’4″, 195 lbs., Harris isn’t shy about how he sees himself going forward. “Coaches are often amazed at how under-evaluated I am by recruiting services. They say I have deceptive speed for my height.” With Oregon’s current receiver corps in need of a second option behind go-to deep threat Josh Huff, look for Frost & Co. to make a strong push in Harris’ direction.

 

A one-time “disgraced-Pa” recruit, athlete Zayd Issah (3-Star/Harrisburg, PA) is looking to take an official visit to Oregon. “Coach (Nick) Aliotti called me and I need to get back to him,” said Issah. “Hopefully we can make some headway on scheduling my official visit.” While playing just about everywhere on defense, the 6’3″, 205 lb. Issah indicated Aliotti sees him as a linebacker at the collegiate level. “I like everything about Oregon and the fact they continue to keep winning on the field. I have a lot of family in Oregon …so there is that support if I went that far from home.” If all goes as planned, Issah will visit in the coming weeks as he turns his attention from a concluded prep career to a program decision.

 

While only a junior, local product Joey Alfieri (NR/Portland, OR) is already making recruiting waves. The 6’3″, 220 lb. do-it-all linebacker made a visit to Autzen on November 17th.  While currently not holding a Ducks offer, look for Coach Don Pellum to keep a close eye to the immediate north as Alfieri’s stock rises throughout what many expect to be a stellar 2014 senior season– stay tuned!

 

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Mark FloresMark Flores, a Salem, OR resident, is a Firefighter/EMT who recently graduated from Corban University with a Bachelors Degree in English-Journalism. An Oregon Ducks football season-ticket holder since 2010 with plans of pursuing his masters degree at the U of O, he is a passionate and knowledgeable Ducks fan with a heavy interest in Oregon athletics and recruiting. A former lacrosse player, Flores brings a wealth of knowledge of Oregon teams not readily covered by the media. Flores has over five years of 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: @MarkDFloresView all posts by Mark Flores →


 

 

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  • AugustDuck

    I think that should be broad jump rather than long jump for the video of Alfieri.

  • worldwidewebfoot

    Oregon is blessed with great speed position players: Mariota, Barner, DAT. But we will be losing some fine seniors to graduation, particularly on the defense. I hope that we are able to recruit new players to replace #96, 46, and 47. A few big offensive linemen like Long and Asper would be useful too. While watching the Notre Dame – USC game a few days ago I was reminded of what a force big, quick, linemen can be. Does anyone else remember Nick Fairley and what he was able to do?

    • http://www.facebook.com/doug.mai.3 Doug Mai

      Surprisingly Long just might be granted 1 more year, and he would definitely having already played in the offense would become either the starting left tackle or guard, either way I believe he’s got the Talent to be 1st Team Pac 12 next year and be a 1st round draft pick, cause his Dad Howie and brother Chris both agree he’s more athletic and has more upside than Chris if you can believe that!

  • Phlduck

    Alfieri is a really good athlete. The school I coached at previously played Jesuit in the 1st rd and he was the best one on the field. DOn’t know if he runs well enough to play LB at Oregon but he is a really good football player. He can do it all