Recruiting Update: Local Linebacker Oregon Bound?

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News The epicenter of prep football resides in Beaverton for the next week, seeing several key preps with Oregon ties showcasing their skills on a national stage. Not far from his own stomping grounds, vaunted local linebacker Lamar Winston (4-Star/Portland, Ore./Rivals250) will make the quick trip to Nike headquarters for what promises to be an exhibition of his under-the-radar prowess as a mid-level defender.

In addition, the 6’3″, 205 lb. athlete will announce his long-awaited program choice near the conclusion of Nike’s flagship camp on July 9th, prompting a perceived domino effect in Oregon’s approach to the rest of the ’15-’16 recruiting cycle. “I like what Oregon offers about furthering my education. They offer a lot of support to the student athletes,” said Winston. “They have a good network and there are a lot of doors that open after college from Oregon. I love the family aspect and the way coaches are with their players. I really get along with coach [Erik] Chinander and [Don] Pellum too. We have a great relationship.”

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Mark Flores

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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

  • MAITAIDUCK

    Well hears hoping he stays in state, and we pick up Mayden also.

  • Anthony Joseph Gomes

    the talk on the oregon recruiting boards from “duck fans” is that stanford is just a superior school and no one in their right mind would pass up he chance to get a stanford education. 7 out of 7 insiders on 247 pick oregon to get winston. only one(matt prehm) is biased towards oregon. also oregon always does well recruiting on its home turf. also the concept that a school is better academically in all subjects just because it has higher entrance standards is bogus. ironically those who think so tend to be high school graduates themselves. also winston is a friend of brady breeze which gives oregon a lean. also oregon is a better football team than stanford and john neal is among the best coaches at that position who ever lived.

    stanford is a great school and im sure he would do OK there i just think the ducks have the inside track on this one.