Recruiting Update: Oregon Shadowing Speed in New Jersey Backwoods?

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(#22) RB Johnathan Hilliman (NR/Jersey City, NJ)

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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Mark Flores

Mark Flores, a Salem, OR resident, is a Firefighter/EMT who is currently attending Paramedic School. A graduate of nearby Corban University with a Bachelors Degree in English-Journalism, Flores is an Oregon 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

  • hoboduck

    Great job Mark. Love these looks at the “under the radar” kids that are checking out Oregon. Do you really believe we have a shot a kid from Jersey City? I would like to think so.
    tks.
    Go Ducks WTD