Yesterday morning, Oregon received some much needed news after several disappointing months on the quarterback front. Dual threat Travis Waller (4-Star/Anaheim, CA/Rivals250) committed to Mark Helfrich and Co. amid a long recruiting rapport that saw the Ducks offer Waller on June 21st. A long rumored Oregon lean, the 6-foot-2, 195 lb. do-it-all quarterback announced his decision via Twitter and instantly bolsters Oregon’s future in the post-Marcus Mariota era.
Waller’s pledge to become a Duck has been a long time coming as the west-coast talent finally received his most coveted offer in the “high-noon” of the 2015 recruiting cycle. Much has been made if Waller would continue to keep the Ducks a phone call away after several months of uncertainty. Simply put, Waller will have the opportunity to start day one when he and incoming freshman Morgan Mahalak square-off in what will be one of the most intriguing quarterback battles of 2015.
Waller’s 4.5/40 speed will be on display this fall, as the incoming senior one-upped his passing touchdown total (12) with pay-dirt on the ground (13) during his junior campaign. Already a four-star prospect, a stat-laden year could propel Waller into another echelon and see the one time unknown signal-caller become a household name, stay tuned!
Locke bears out a workman’s style of play and is never far from mixing it up in the running game when he comes of his back line. A student of hard hits and sound pass coverage, Locke’s game will undoubtedly maturate during his final prep year and will set the stage for the continuation of merciless Oregon secondaries.
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Main photo by Kevin Cline
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!!!”
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