Recruiting Update: Yes Oregon, There is a Sant…errr… Danny Mattingly

Football Recruiting


Christmas came early for Oregon in the form of two verbal commitments coming by way of ultra-athlete Danny Mattingly (3-Star/Spokane, WA/Rivals Top-15LB) and offensive line behemoth Jake Pisarcik (2-Star/Medford, NJ).

Danny Mattingly (3-Star/Spokane, WA/Rivals Top-15LB)

Mattingly, who wisely dropped an early season commitment to “over-Notre-rated” committed to head Coach Chip Kelly after a weekend visit to Eugene. A 6’5″, 225 lb. athlete that will remind some of current tight end Colt Lyerla, Mattingly has more than enough talent to line up early and often for Linebacker’s Coach Don Pellum. The significance of Mattingly’s commitment may not initially seen as Kelly & Co. make a habit of keeping players, especially tabbed athletes under wraps until key moments, a la Lyerla’s time in the backfield this season.

A relative unknown until his pledge broke the news, the 6’4″, 278 lb. Pisarcik stated “I spoke with coach Greatwood and he offered me. I was blown away and I told him I wanted to be a Duck.” Pisarcik spent his first three prep years as a tight end before moving to the line in 2012. “I grew a lot in the past year and I got taller and stronger. So my coaches really helped me out and moved me to lineman.”

Pisarcik is Oregon’s third offensive line commit heading into 2013 along with locals Evan Voeller (4-Star/West Linn, OR/Rivals250) and Doug Brenner (3-Star/Portland, OR).


Current “toothless yogi” commit, lineman Cameron Hunt (4-Star/Corona, CA), recently opened his commitment and will include Oregon in his final decision making process. “…(Oregon has) good coaches and I love the way they run the spread,” said Hunt. “It’s more a power running game. They don’t just throw the ball around… I think if you listen to (the coaches there) and do what they say, they’ll get you to the (NFL).” Coupled with his size (6’4”, 278 lbs.), Hunt’s athleticism in the trenches would make him a favorable late season addition to Oregon’s incoming recruiting class.

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Mark Flores

Mark Flores, a Salem, OR resident, is a Firefighter/Paramedic and an avid Oregon Ducks supporter. A graduate of nearby Corban University with a Bachelors Degree in English-Journalism, Flores is a 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

  • Stephen Wallner

    Please stop using the term “over-Notre-rated”. It isn’t even clever

    • Mark Flores

      The masses would appear to disagree with you.- WTD!!!