Recruiting Update: Austrian Import to Eugene?

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Oregon’s resurgence in the 2015 campaign couldn’t be coming at a better time as the fall recruiting push is in full swing.

Just to the south, tabbed athlete Damian Alloway (4-Star/Fontana, Calif./Rivals250) made his thoughts known about a move to Eugene.

If Oregon offers that’s going to put them right at the top,” said Alloway. “I’m definitely going to visit right away if I get that offer. I love the offense, it’s a perfect fit for me. I’ve dreamed of playing at Oregon so that’s going to be a big one [offer] if I get it.”

A 5-foot-10, 170-pound speedster, Alloway has made his mark all over the field but will most likely settle at slot receiver once he makes the transition to the collegiate level.

Another prep with heavy Oregon interest, Thomas Schaffer (3-Star/Lake Forest, Ill.), named the Ducks to his final three programs of choice. Schaffer may be one of the most underrated members of the class of 2016 due to a late start playing football after a move from Austria.

I’m just looking forward to the experience of an official visit […] to see Oregon,” said Schaffer. “I want to get the student-athlete aspect and the game experience. I’m really high on Oregon, I’m very excited for this visit and to see the program firsthand.”

An incredibly athletic 6-foot-7, 280 pounds, Schaffer is the type of recruit that could be turned into a perennial all-American. That honor would fall to defensive line headman Ron Aiken and could immediately rejuvenate a position group in question heading into next season; stay tuned!

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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

  • MAITAIDUCK

    Hey Mark did you hear any INFO on the ATH out of the peach state named Hardman? He’s a 5 star that at one time was verballed to Bama. He is interested in Oregon from what I’ve heard and if they offer he will take a official. This guy is DAT plus 10. He’d be awesome in the slot or playing CB. Either way Oregon is not going away like so many haters are saying.

  • MAITAIDUCK

    Schaffer’s a natural and along side Murphy if we get both just imagine this D Line for the next 4 years. Oregon just keeps getting these players that fly under the radar.