Recruiting Update: Oregon Shadowing Speed in New Jersey Backwoods?
Football Recruiting News
Oregon’s backfield draw continues to illuminate marquee preps. One such senior-to-be, tailback Jonathan Hilliman (NR/Jersey City, NJ) claims an Oregon offer this past season and enters 2014 as one of the nation’s elite runners. “I have to get out there see what Oregon has to offer,” said Hilliman. “I’m pretty interested in them… seeing the success they’ve had bringing out great offensive players and bringing out great rushing attacks.” The 6’1″, 210 lb. long striding bruiser is a home run threat every time he touches the ball and brings that same tenacity to defense where he lines up as drop-end/defensive back.
Another promising runner, Demario Richard (NR/Palmdale, CA), makes no secrets about his desire to hear from Oregon. “I love the Ducks offense. The biggest thing about Oregon is their consistency and the level of speed they play at,” said Richard. “I’ll be heading up to Oregon’s camp in June.”
First heard from during his stellar junior season, quarterback Manny Wilkins (NR/San Marin, CA) continues to maintain that “Oregon has always been that school for me.” The 6’3″, 185 lb., Wilkins hasn’t fully developed his mobility but makes up for his lack of running with extended plays and incredibly accurate throws. “ I’ve been talking with coach Frost a few times per week for a while now,” said Wilkins. “I know most of the coaches up there so it was a really easy transition for me.” Wilkins will be on hand to take in the Oregon spring game and will showcase his throwing motion inside Autzen Stadium during the Duck’s spring camp, so stay tuned!
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