True Freshmen Tyner, Robinson Ready to Debut!

#35 Joe Walker in his first game as a Ducks defender

 Gary Breedlove

As another heralded recruiting class signed their LOIs in February, the Ducks see one of the most potent freshman classes they have ever assembled.  Signing 4-star recruits such as Cameron Hunt and Matt Wogan, help ensure the stability of the Green and Yellow for years to come.  Last Saturday, Joe Walker, Torrodney Prevot, Wogan, Johnny Mundt and Hunt all played in their first eligible game as Ducks.

Rumor out is that Tyrell Robinson and Thomas Tyner have good chances at playing — Tyner will play, unless he is hurt.  Robinson, a 4-star from San Diego, will play linebacker for the Ducks and will be the second ‘backer behind Prevot to see action as a true freshman.  Robinson possesses the ideal blend of speed, strength and athleticism that the Oregon coaches look for in a defender, so it is no surprise he is another early entry onto the field.

It is an honor go on road trips as true freshmen, but those players that make it to the gridiron in the first few games, help put things in perspective for the fans.  Some kids are ready to play right off the bat, others need a few weeks, and some a few years to see the field.  Only time will tell which players from the 2013 recruiting class became big contributors for the Ducks, but this select group is already proving themselves in the present.


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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