Take your MARK…Recruiting off and Running

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Kelly made haste for Philidelphia, but recruits already seem to like Helfrich better.

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.

DAT started a trend. Will USC commit, Prevot, keep it going?

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.’

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Brandon Gruber

Brandon Gruber

Brandon is a senior at The University of Oregon majoring in Film Studies and minoring in Communications. Brandon has been a Duck fan for ten years since he moved from southern California to Salem, Oregon, and quickly realized the Ducks were the missing piece in his life. A Pac-12 fan since birth, much of his family attended UCLA and has since converted all of them to the Quack Attack. Brandon interned for the Statesman Journal covering the Salem-Keizer Volcanoes and hopes to work for the Pac-12 in the near future. He also hopes to see the "Flying-V" formation played out on the football field in the fall of 2013. Brandon would love your feedback on any and all articles. Tweet me: @BrandonGruber

  • Bhamduck

    I appreciate the recruiting information because we don’t get that on Educk. I’d like to hear more about the difference between what Chip had done recruting and what Mark is now doing, and how the kids are responding. Here in husky country all I hear is purple people saying the Ducks are dirty. Thank you.

    • fishduck

      While eDuck may not have much recruiting information for free, they have a rich archive and superb ongoing coverage of recruiting in their subscription section, as does Duck Territory. For the day-to-day info…you get what you pay for.

      • Tsherman1

        Fushduck, are you mad at DSA or just forgot? Especially since IMO they have the best “true” information on recruiting and don’t post a bunch of hype to get paid subscribers…

        • fishduck

          I did not forget DSA, as I am a long time subscriber. You will note that I do not post our analysis on that site any longer each week either.

          The other two sites have been very cooperative in doing cross-promotional work, while DSA has in the recent past been….hostile towards me. It needs to go both ways….