Recruiting Update: Five Stars A-Plenty


Football Recruiting


Increasingly popular for the Ducks coaching staff, the JUCO recruiting trail is once again heating up. Last week, defensive end Jeremiah Mitchell (2-Star/Riverside, CA) received an Oregon offer and immediately took notice.

I’m interested in the offer for sure,” said Mitchell. “I definitely want to visit Oregon and check it out. I’m going to talk to coach (Ron) Aiken pretty soon about setting that up. Oregon is definitely pretty high on my list.”

At 6-foot-5, 255 lb., Mitchell, a former wrestler, is the ideal body type for Aiken’s schemes and would no doubt bulk up significantly once in Eugene.

It’s only a matter of time for Mitchell in regard to making an official visit and subsequent commitment to don Lightning Yellow and Thunder Green; he’ll be a Duck 10 minutes after stepping onto campus.

To view Mitchell’s highlights, please click here.


According to our friends over at DuckTerritory, Oregon’s grudge match with our not-so-noisy northern neighbors will be a crucial hinge point with several key preps.

Teammates John Houston (5-Star/Gardena, CA/Rivals100) and Rasheem Green (5-Star/Gardena, CA/Rivals100) will be on hand to take in the spectacle that is Autzen Stadium after first spending some time on campus.

Green, a 6-foot-4, 290 lb. defensive end is one of, if not the top trench warrior coming out of the 2015 class and is believed to be very high on Oregon entering the late fall. Both he and the hard-hitting ‘backer Houston (6-foot-3, 208 lb.) are bringing significant members of kin and are said to be taking this trek north very seriously.

2016 quarterback Seth Green (4-Star/Woodbury, MN) will reportedly make his program decision around 6 a.m. PST this morning following a lengthy recruitment that favors Oregon to land his dual-threat prowess.

A long-time Ducks lean, Green has been on campus twice and was close to committing during his visit on Sept. 6. After naming Oregon his outright leader earlier this year, Green could be the quarterback of the future as his ceiling continues to skyrocket during his current junior season. Stay tuned to FishDuck for rapid reaction following his press conference!

For up-to-the-minute recruiting news, please visit our friends at Duck Territory, who graciously provide with in-depth analysis and player-generated material. Look for my latest recruiting update every Wednesday. WTD!!!

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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


    Rasheem Green I would take over Cowart any day because he’s bigger and his athletism is off the charts and he sheds blocks so effectively and if I’m Oregon Coach’s I’d just let him play on the end. This is a very important weekend against the Tree’s as in Oregon needs to show up and dominate Stanford and there should be NO EXCUSES for not doing it because even the last two years Oregon still had more Talented team’s and still didn’t get it done so anyone want to say Coaching is the reason talented teams win against teams their always FAVORED in? Good stuff Fish with your staff and all the great write ups on our Duck’s. My only concern for this team is certainly not this Offense but as is always the case this Defense is the Achilles Heal of this team and it’s not as if the talent isn’t there because it is and Don Pellum should be taking the talent he has and making this a very formidable D but after 8 games there’s still terrible tackling that just keeps happening and this has everything to do with Coaching and feel if they were going to keep it in house they should of given Coach Neal the Top DC job or go outside the program and pay for a great DC like Vic Fangio and I could name many more.