Over the holidays, the City of Palms Classic bore witness to a thunderous display of power by Oregon signee Jordan Bell (4-Star/Long Beach, CA/Rivals150). After tipping a defensive rebound, Bell got on the break and brought all in attendance to their feet with a thunderous windmill dunk, snapping the rim in the process.
Called an “absolute stud of an athlete (with) a big time motor” by AAU Coach Etop Udo-Ema, Bell’s 6’7″, 200 lb. frame and the ability to guard every position will make him a versatile commodity for Head Coach Dana Altman. Bell became Oregon’s first signed commit on November 17th and will be joined by fellow signees A.J. Lapray (3-Star/Salem, OR), Cristiano Felicio (NR/Sacramento, CA), and solid verbal twin tandem Tyree and Tyrell Robinson (3-Star(s)/San Diego, CA/Rivals150).
Played this coming Friday, the Semper Fi All-American Bowl could produce Oregon commitments with key prospects making program announcements. One such prep, tight end Thomas Duarte (4-Star/Santa Ana, CA/Rivals250) indicated that “I love everything about Oregon, their tempo, their mentality about winning all the time.” A 6’4″, 225 lb. athlete who can play multiple positions, Duarte’s skills could set him in the mold of current tight end Colt Lyerla along with the potential to see time on the defensive side of the ball.
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Mark Flores, a Salem, OR resident, is a Firefighter/Paramedic and an avid Oregon Ducks fan. Prior to the fire service, Flores, a graduate of nearby Corban University, spent over seven years in professional journalism including a stint at the Statesman Journal in Salem and held the position of Sports Editor for the Hilltop News (Corban). A career transition however never dampened his love of writing and FishDuck is now his source to share his love of Mighty Oregon. Flores brings detailed knowledge of Oregon recruiting to the FishDuck team and welcomes your feedback.
FishDuck Going to Articles on Monday and Tuesday Only…
Our off-season schedule begins, and we move from publishing articles seven days a week to Mondays and Tuesdays only. Same great group of writers, and we will have an article on other days on occasion.
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