Two Oregonians Commit to Ducks

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The Ducks have added two more recruits to their 2016 recruiting class, both of whom are Oregonians.

After the two in-state players’ commitments, Oregon now has a recruiting class of five players for 2016. Aside from the two local commits, the Ducks have also recently added 4-star QB Seth Green, 4-star wide receiver Dillon Mitchell, and another 4-star wide receiver, Theo Howard.

Other than the three promising recruits mentioned above, the Ducks have also added Brady Breeze, a 4-star defensive back out of Portland, along with Cam McCormick, who is a 3-star tight end from Bend.

Players Entrance Into Autzen Stadium

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Players Entrance Into Autzen Stadium

The Ducks received a lot of criticism last season for not having any in state players in their 2015 recruiting class, but this year they are starting to silence the critics with these two commitments. The recruits will also fill in positions that will need a little more depth in the upcoming season, as well.

The defensive back position will be strong this upcoming season for Oregon, however the Ducks will look to add depth to the position, especially with the departure of Ifo Ekpre-Olomu.

The team will be finding this depth in Breeze who stands at 6-foot-1, 185 lbs and is the 9th-ranked safety according to Scout.com. Even though Breeze will enter the upcoming season as a safety, expect the Ducks to play him at any of the DB positions as he starts his career at Oregon.

With the commitment of McCormick, the Ducks will add depth to the tight end position, as well. Of Oregon’s current tight ends, Pharaoh Brown sustained a gruesome leg injury last season, but he will be playing in the upcoming season for the Ducks in his senior season if his rehab goes as planned. McCormick goes 6-foot-5, and weighs 225 lbs — a nice frame that conditioning coach Jimmy Rad will help fill out. The recruit out of Bend is ranked as the No. 26 tight end of this year’s class according to Scout.com.

The Ducks will be expected to add more recruits from the state of Oregon to their 2016 class, and with these two Oregon-grown commitments it looks as though they are off to a great start.

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Ben Salaman

Ben Salaman

Hey there, my name is Ben Salaman and I’m currently a junior at the University of Oregon studying Advertising in the School of Journalism. I was born and raised in the beautiful Bay Area of California. I've always been fascinated with the wide world of sports and its stories, and I love sharing my viewpoint on them. You can find me in the gym, on the field, or at a skate park; I’ll play anything. But above all sports, I’m addicted to the Quack. Go Ducks! Follow me on Twitter: @bsalaman15

  • MAITAIDUCK

    I seriously doubt and this does suck, but Pharoah Brown will not be playing for Oregon next season. That injury was as bad as it get’s so I doubt he will be back. So hopefully Bayliss can come right in where Pharoah left off and be just as productive. I hope Mr Brown will be able to overcome this injury and play again but there’s a good chance he may never play again.