Recruiting Update: Linebackers Keen on Oregon

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Oregon’s recruiting haul over the last week is becoming the stuff of legends as the 2015-16 class is shaping up to be one of the greatest in school history. Linebacker LaMar Winston’s (4-Star/Portland, Ore./Rivals250) pledge to his home-state Ducks is already creating a ripple effect along the recruiting trail as several uncommitted preps are now on borrowed time in their program decision-making process.

Linebackers’ coach Erik Chinander is waiting to learn the future of long-time Oregon target Bryce Youngquist (4-Star/Rancho Cucamonga, Calif./Rival250) as the depth chart around Eugene is rapidly filling.

Oregon has always been high on my list,” said Youngquist. “There isn’t anything bad about the school. Eugene is a great city, a football town and I love the program.”

A 6’2″, 210 lb. speedster with brawn in reserve, Youngquist fits Chinander’s mold of a nimble linebacker who pushes opposing quarterbacks from sideline to sideline. Originally slated to announce his program decision following his senior season, Youngquist now expects to make a decision in the next two or three weeks. Stay tuned!

Lightning Yellow & Thunder Green’s tug on recruits continues to impress as “committed-elsewhere” targets continue to keep in contact with the Oregon brass. One such prep, quarterback Terry Wilson (3-Star/Del City, Okla.) keeps in contact with offensive coordinator Scott Frost and is believed to be visiting Eugene next week. Said to be only considering his commitment to Nebraska and Oregon, Wilson will get a first-hand look at the nation’s premier facilities and could be a prime candidate to flip his pledge to that of a greener variety.

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  • SeattleDuck

    Wilson is pushing back his visit until the season.

  • MAITAIDUCK

    Youngquist if he really wanted to be a Duck then I’m pretty sure he’d already have verbally committed by now. I mean he’d be a great addition and even if he does Oregon wont close the door on 5 star LB Kelly. There is also interest from the youngster that is either verballed to SC or has high interest but Oregon is pushing hard for him to come North young Man. If Bryce waits to long I seriously doubt he’s coming to Oregon.

  • MAITAIDUCK

    This Wilson kid is off the charts good as his balls are thrown right to his receivers in stride and they don’t have to wait for the ball. He is very fast and elusive and seriously though why is he only a 3star? Oregon just needs to get him on campus and MR Riley just might lose him to us. Good stuff either way and the cupboard continues to be stocked for plenty of good seasons.

    • SeattleDuck

      Wilson is a big, strong kid, but I think he’s accurately a 3-star. In my opinion, he’s most comparable to Victor Viramontes (3-star) and, coincidentally, Seth Green (low 4-star). Comparing him to guys in college, I’d say Cyler Miles and Tyrone Swoops.