Recruiting Update: Marcus 2.0

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Football Recruiting


Oregon’s Hawaiian connection might be one of the strongest out-of-state pipelines in college football. So strong in fact that the heralded “Mariota 2.0” is already almost a lock to end up in Lighting Yellow and Thunder Green.

We, The Duck Faithful, have already begun to feel the trans-Pacific rumblings surrounding to-be junior quarterback Tua Tagovailoa (4-Star/Honolulu, HI). If the connection to Marcus Mariota isn’t already strong enough, the 6-foot-1, 180 lb. dual-threat has the attention of offensive coordinator Scott Frost and is being linked to an early commitment to the Oregon program.

Scott Frost is a great guy,” said Tagovailoa. “We’ve talked about my interest in Oregon and their offense fits me perfectly.”

Oregon’s brass will do its due diligence and undoubtedly offer the newest Flyin’ Hawaiian before his junior year comes to a conclusion, stay tuned! Oh, and one more thing… Tagovailoa is a lefty! WTD!

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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

  • hvrli

    Please STOP with the “Marcus 2.0.” Marcus is Marcus, and Tua is Tua. Let Tua be Tua.

  • Godux

    He has potential as a lot of other HS QB’s do. There are a lot of similarities, but the big deal is the connection he has to Mariota . Here, on Fishdck, or somewhere else I read an article describing the attention Marcus gave him at a camp before he even got to HS. The bond was so strong, he basically said he would follow Mariota to Oregon if he could. I got the picture it was just a matter of getting an offer.