Recruiting Update: Oregon Trumps SEC Girth with Speed!

Football Recruiting

In regards to The Oregonian‘s recent report, this writer will highlight two pieces of information that will put Oregon in the clear of any major sanctions.

“…The (recently released) documents also state (that the) NCAA enforcement staff said they had “no finding of lack of institutional control and no finding of unethical conduct,” key points when it comes time for punishment to be considered, KATU reported.”  

ESPN’s Ted Miller 

With the absence of both these facets, we, The Oregon Faithful, can finally begin to rest easy…

OL Tyrell Crosby (NR/Henderson, NV).

Commitments

Jumbo offensive lineman Tyrell Crosby (NR/Henderson, NV) committed to the Ducks following an eye-opening weekend visit.  “It was all so great and so nice, I couldn’t believe it,” said the 6’4, 298 lb. tackle.  “Coach (Steve) Greatwood was telling me I’m the first guy he offered at offensive line…  They were super excited when I told them I wanted to commit.”  Once with the Ducks, Crosby will undoubtedly hit three bills once under the tutelage of strength & conditioning guru Jim Radcliffe.  Crosby, Oregon’s first offensive lineman pickup of this latest recruiting cycle, joins drop end Jordan Hoiem (4-Star/Wailuku, HI) as the second solidified member of the 2014 class.  (Click here to view Crosby’s highlights). 

Offers/News

With what appears to be an “offer early” strategy, Oregon extended nods to running backs Royce Freeman (4-Star/Imperial, CA) and DeMario Richard (3-Star/Palmdale, CA).  Standing a stout 5’11, 215 lbs., Freeman indicated that running backs coach Gary Campbell informed him of the news.  “I was talking to him, (Campbell), and coach (Mark) Helfrich got on the phone and told me I had an offer,” said Freeman.  “They like that I’m a bigger back and I can take a hit but I still have speed.”  His peer, Richard, a speedy 5’10, 200 lbs., learned of his offer via his prep coach.  “He (Campbell) was telling my coach he likes the way I catch the ball out of the backfield and my speed,” said Richard.  “I’m very serious about the offer from Oregon.  I love the offense and the coaching style… Oregon comes out with a lot of swagger too and I really like that about them.”  Both preps will be in Eugene this coming June to take in the sights and flex their skills for Oregon’s coaching staff, stay tuned!

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Mark Flores

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