The Midwest has never been known to be much of an Oregon recruiting hotbed, but fortunes may be changing as newly-minted Ducks linebacker Jimmie Swain (3-Star/Olathe, KS) is spreading the word about his new team.
Swain’s junior teammate, tight end Josh Moore (3-Star/Olathe, KS) became very familiar with the Lightning Yellow & Thunder Green after the elder Swain started his recruiting rapport with then-linebackers’ head man Don Pellum.
“Oregon is all Jimmie would talk about for a while,” said Moore. ”They are fast and I love the jerseys I see. It’s a great school and Oregon is always winning a bunch of games. That would be a big offer for me.”
At 6-foot-5, 250 lbs., Moore is as nimble as he is hard-hitting… and not just while playing defense. Thought by most to be an overwhelming offensive threat at the next level, Moore plays whistle to whistle and is an imposing target in the red zone. An official visit, especially with Swain’s presence at Oregon already solidified, is very much within the realm of possibility and could come as early as summer if communication continues.
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With academic gradations and expected departures looming, Oregon will make the offensive line a heavy priority heading into 2015. Tackle Andre James (3-Star/Herriman, UT) and guard Tim Lynott (NR/Aurora, CO) have both expressed interest in visiting Oregon and could be on campus in the near future.
“I’ve been trying to line up (a visit) . . . to Oregon,” said the 6-foot-5, 275 lb. James.
Just down the trench, fellow scale-tipper Lynott (6-foot-4, 290 lbs.) has the Ducks as an early favorite.
“I really like the Oregon program a lot,” said Lynott. ”I really like the offensive line coach. Oregon is definitely one of my top choices right now.”
Already off and running with a heavy need in mind, the Ducks have an early vested interest in both preps, with Lynott being a potential diamond in the rough as his prowess is just being unearthed.
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