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Football Recruiting


Over the weekend, Oregon landed hard-hitting jack-of-all-trades prep Fotu Leiato (3-Star/Steilacoom, WA).

Bursting onto the recruiting scene in the waning moments of the 2015 cycle, Leiato might be one of the most aggressive defensive players in the country.

I have committed to continue my education and play football at the University of Oregon,” said Leiato in a Twitter post. “I want to thank all of the colleges and coaches that have recruited me over the past months for believing in me and giving me a chance.”

Don’t expect the 6-foot-0, 195 lb. Leiato to stay light for long. A couple of pre-season months spent with Oreogn’s vaunted strength and conditioning coaches will add power that even the most daring of receivers won’t test over-the-middle.

Also news coming by way of the weekend, Oregon seems poised to land its second recruit of the week in that of defensive lineman Gary Baker (NR/Upland, CA).

Oregon is my top school right now,” Baker said. “I’m interested in Oregon because the Lundquist College of Business is a great program and Oregon has been a dream school of mine. As a whole, the offer to me is a blessing and I really look forward to my visit this Friday.”

A little known commit until the past few weeks, Oregon’s Ron Aiken seems to have found his latest diamond in the rough and will almost assuredly finalize Baker’s commitment to the Ducks this coming weekend during an official visit to Eugene.

To view Baker highlights, please click here.

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