Take your MARK…Recruiting off and Running
The chips have fallen where they may – Chip Kelly is gone and that can only hurt the recruiting, right? Wrong. A newly crowned head coach highlighted visitations that proved eventful for four potential Ducks who made their way to Eugene this past weekend. Torrodney Prevot (Houston, Texas), Cameron Hunt (Corona, California) and Zach Cunningham (Pinson, Alabama) were on Oregon soil all weekend to see what the Chip-less Ducks had to offer. Duck Commit Jake Pisarcek also made his official visit to Eugene this weekend.
Torrodney Prevot, a defensive end prospect, is currently committed to USC. Chip Kelly wouldn’t let him visit due to his commitment, but Sir Helfrich wasted no time letting the 6’3 200 pounder schedule a visit. Who knows if he will flip to the flock like past recruits De’Anthony Thomas and Arik Armstead, but a player of his caliber wasn’t going into signing day without a look from the new coach.
Cameron Hunt, a Cal commit, made his way to Eugene after visits to Ohio State and Michigan in the last two weeks. Hunt has stated that Ohio State, Oregon and Cal are his three finalists.
Linebacker Zach Cunningham will be tough to pull from SEC country after a recent Auburn offer. Cunningham has wanted to visit Oregon for a while, and making the trip despite an offer from the Tigers out of his own backyard only proves how authentic his interest is.
Mark Helfrich spent nearly the entire weekend with the visiting group, very unlike a certain Ducks head coach of the past. But Helfrich is the man now, and ‘the times, they are a changing.’