Recruiting Update: A Rock in the Ocean

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Football Recruiting

Writer’s Note

Oregon’s 51-27 drubbing over Utah came with a steep price.

One of my all-time favorite Ducks, center Hroniss Grasu, didn’t pop right up after one of his patented pocket blocks.

Inching closer to the edge of my favorite recliner at the fire station, I found myself saying… “Why him?!”

Now, five days removed from “dropscore,” We, The Oregon Faithful have reason to be optimistic as Grasu and cornerback Ifo Ekpre-Olomu are expected to return before our trip to the playoffs.

Least we forget tight end Pharaoh Brown who still resides in a hospital room in enemy territory, #GETWELL85.

It’s moments like the present where we as the body of Lightning Yellow and Thunder Green rally, next man up!


Oregon commit P.J. Locke (3-Star/Beaumont, TX) recently released a new highlight tape. Locke may end up being a steal in this upcoming class as the versatile defender is the truest example of a ball hawk.

For Locke highlights, please click here.

Oregon’s hold on the Hawaiian recruiting picture is rapidly tightening. Over 2,500 miles to the south, the Ducks appear to be dipping into a new recruiting trail along the beaches of American Somoa. Athlete Logan Tago (NR/Pago Pago, Samoana) is only recently gaining exposure as distance conceals this region.

I’m very interested in Oregon,” said Tago. “I would love to visit them… (They’ve) been showing interest.”

A lanky, but solid 6-foot-3, 230 lb. Jack-of-All-Trades, Tago most likely projects as a linebacker at the collegiate level.

“I’m always on the field. I love it. My coaches tell me I don’t give up until the whistle blows and I’m a strong tackler.”

No telling as of yet if Tago will be stateside in the near future. However, with Oregon’s strong island connection, Tago would be quick to accept an invitation to visit Eugene.

For Tago highlights, please click here.

For up-to-the-minute recruiting news, please visit our friends at Duck Territory, who graciously provide with in-depth analysis and player-generated material. Look for my latest recruiting update every Wednesday. WTD!!!

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