Recruiting Update: Oregon Commit Reaches Out

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As the so-called recruiting junkie for this site, I perhaps am the most anxious of everyone to see how this current campaign’s success affects the future.

Enter current Oregon commit La’Mar Winston (4-Star/Portland, Ore./Rivals250). While most high school seniors can barely see past the surface of wins/losses, Winston not only understands what’s at stake, but is rallying the troops in the face of adversity.

And he’s taking a jab at USC in the process.

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The 6-foot-3, 205-pound linebacker could be one of the more important recruits in Oregon’s pocket moving forward as his unabashed loyalty is on full display.

Despite the mishaps last Saturday, another linebacker Caleb Kelly (5-Star/Fresno, Calif./Rivals100) indicated that time spent in Eugene was eye-opening.

Oregon definitely moved up the list for me,” said Kelly. “I didn’t really know a lot about Oregon before. I didn’t really know the coaches that well. I spent a ton of time with (Don) Pellum and coach (Eric Chinander).

“In fact I hung out with them more than anyone else. I really liked them, they were very cool. I didn’t have a great feel for them from before but now I do. It’s amazing to think coach Pellum has been there 29 years. That’s longer than I’ve been alive.”

Kelly is already imposing at 6-foot-3, 214-lbs and would no doubt only add to his physical prowess once on campus. Continued contact between both parties only paves the way to a favorable result come signing day; 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

    Unfortunately a lot of these highly ranked kids say the same thing about Oregon and go with someone else. Pellum might of been here for 29 years but if he doesn’t get these guys to start playing more fierce and with confidence he’ll be gone. I think if I had the choice rather have DP gone than get Kelly. Kelly also forgot about how much it stinks in Fresno from all the COW’S CRAP.

  • Carl N

    The one thing Oregon has going for them in recruiting a kid like Kelly (or any linebacker recruit) is the opportunity for playing time as a true freshman. Since the Ducks are losing all four starting linebackers at the end of the season, it is a wide open battle for playing time next year.

  • Jerry

    Hope we get the kid.

    Mark, do you have any insight into why our prized definsive recruit from Hawaii, Canton K. (#99), has seen only limited action?

    I realize he had a concussion early in the season, but is he unable to beat out others ahead of him for more playing time?

    Just curious. Coaches were raving about getting him last year.