Recruiting Update: A Victory in the Midst of Turmoil

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Oregon’s season is over. Our next campaign has already begun.

In the moments leading up to Monday’s clash, it was reported that a key cog in Oregon’s recruiting machine was headed east. Wide receivers coach Matt Lubick seemed all but gone until a post-game interview squashed that rumor.

When asked about his coaching status in Eugene for the upcoming year, Lubick offered a simple, “Yes, (I’ll be back)” and crushed the hearts in Gainesville by denying the news that he would be calling routes for the Florida Gators. ”No, nothing to that (rumor),” he said.

It’s a big victory for head coach Mark Helfrich as Lubick best represented the principle of ”next man up” all season. Even though it was a patchwork crew that almost found glory on the grandest stage, big things are yet in store for this often under-appreciated Oregon unit.

The final push to February 4th, National Signing Day, is now in full swing. Helfrich & Co. will conduct in-home visits with last minute options, as well as orchestrate several key January visits to Eugene. As it stands, Oregon’s haul sits at 20 incoming preps, four of which have already enrolled and another who has signed an early letter of intent. For a complete list, visit our friends at Duck Territory by clicking here.

For up-to-the-minute recruiting news, please visit our friends at Duck Territory, who graciously provide FishDuck.com 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