Recruiting Update: Green to go Thunder Green?

Football Recruiting


While still a year away, quarterback Seth Green (4-Star/Woodbury, MN/Rivals250) is already Oregon’s prime target heading into the 2016 recruiting cycle. Green’s rapport with the Ducks, most specifically offensive coordinator Scott Frost, ramped-up significantly at the end of July when an offer came down the pipe.

(Oregon) told me I’m the first quarterback they have offered in my class,” said Green. “That feels pretty amazing to have them think so highly of me.”

This past weekend, Green took his second unofficial visit to Eugene and may have taken his first step to becoming a Duck.

“My visit out to Oregon was like a work-out/small camp setting when I was out there … I honestly don’t think the visit out there could have gone any better. I loved the facilities. What I really liked most about it, is their academics facility is at the same caliber as the athletic facilities. I also loved how well they use their facilities to get the most out of their players.”

In late July, Green named Oregon the favorite to ink his 6-foot-3, 210 lb. dual-threat prowess and will visit the Ducks when Michigan State comes to town Sept. 6th.

Already a lock to don Lightning Yellow & Thunder Green, quarterback Travis Waller (4-Star/Anaheim, CA/Rivals250) is getting in the ears of fellow preps.

I’m working pretty hard on Kirk Merritt, Ryan Newsome, Malik Lovette, and Russell Ude right now,” Waller said. “I talk to Merritt almost every day and I think Oregon has a great shot.”

Merritt (4-Star/Destrehan, LA), already a household name in the southeast, burst onto the national scene when he took top honors in the SPARQ National Championship at Nike’s The Opening. Long connected with Oregon’s style of offense, Merritt would be an ideal TAZR for head coach Mark Helfrich & Co.

With a pair of potential receivers in Newsome (3-Star/Aledo, TX) and Lovette (4-Star/Redlands, CA/Rivals250), Waller’s insistence may provide him with some of the best edge talent in the nation.

“Oregon is my top school right now,” said Lovette. “We run a similar offense now and I love how Oregon would use me. They compared me to Josh Huff and said I could get carries out of the backfield and in the slot.”

Ude (4-Star/Atlanta, GA/Rivals100) has been in the Ducks’ wheelhouse for most of the 2014 cycle and will continue to dominate the top of Oregon’s big board heading into the regular season. It’s simply a matter of fit with Ude, a defensive end, and a cross country commitment may not be far off, 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

  • Dan

    Thank you for the update. Well done!

  • Thomas J Brown

    Hi…no English major here…but I am pretty sure its ‘don’ …not ‘dawn’ the
    Duck colors…but…overall …thanks for the hard work and info…wow….I was a ballboy in 75, so seeing this success is pretty amazing…Go Ducks!