2013 Recruiting Class Update
A mere 25 days separate us from the unveiling of the latest edition of Oregon football. This past Monday, the 2013 recruiting class took to the newly minted practice fields with an enthusiasm only fall camp can bring.
Small, yet encouraging details are beginning to emerge not three days into this newest of campaigns. True freshman tailback Thomas Tyner is as fast as advertised and could see a steady dose of playing time on the biggest of stages. Not far from the backfield, newest true freshman wideout Devon Allen can be seen doing his best Tyner impression of quick cuts and steady hands in traffic on his way to paydirt. With barely a half of a week gone in this young season, August 31st can’t come soon enough, WTD!!!
Over the weekend, athlete Budda Baker (4-Star/Bellevue, WA/Rivals100) reaffirmed Oregon as his recruiting leader.
“I really need to get to Oregon…,” said Baker. “I need to visit (Oregon)… and I think my mom will be able to go with me… Oregon told me I would have a chance on offense if I wanted, but I like defense. That’s where I want to be.”
While Baker’s physical stature (5’11, 178 lbs.) matches that of a corner, don’t sleep on his impeccable ball-hawking skills as his chosen position, safety, fits his ability to see the entire field. A consensus top performer at Nike’s The Opening and the Eugene NFTC, Baker is one of the top five defensive backs in the nation and is believed to be close to an Oregon commitment.
Guaranteeing a visit to Eugene, cornerback Nick Watkins (4-Star/Dallas, TX/Rivals250) is the latest defensive back to be linked to the Ducks.
“Oregon contends every year on a national stage,” said Watkins. “Obviously the uniforms are pretty cool too. But I know Arrion (Springs) and he’s been talking to me about Oregon. We are definitely friends and we could play together.”
Almost a mirror image of fellow defensive phenom and Oregon commit Springs, the 6’1, 189-pound Watkins has excellent anticipation and instinct while lining up against opposing players. With heavy interest from Watkins secured, secondary coach John Neal is rapidly upping his chances to land one of the greatest shutdown defender corps to ever step foot inside Autzen Stadium, stay tuned!
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