Recruiting Update: Durant to Quack?

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Oregon’s thunderous 44-10 win over a hapless Colorado squad gave all in attendance something to remember. Among the onlookers, top-ranked JUCO linebacker Davon Durant (4-Star/El Dorado, KS) came away with a new twist in his recruitment.

The visit was everything I expected,” said Durant. “I knew there would be nice stuff but that isn’t why I went. Oregon has a great staff and it’s a very comfortable place. I know you don’t have to worry about coaches leaving and stuff like that. I got the same story from all of the players about the coaches.”

The 6-foot-2, 240 lb. second level defender went on to say that while he is a soft verbal to Arizona State, Oregon has now pulled even with our not-so-noisy southern neighbors.

“I’m done taking visits and I’m down to these two programs.”

A vaunted physical presence on defense, Durant is a ferocious tackler and would instantly bolster linebackers headman Erik Chinander’s group heading into next season.

“They have great fans at Oregon and I loved it there. The fans were live for four quarters strong. The coaches told me they have some guys coming back but I will have a chance to compete. I don’t want to go somewhere and be handed a starting spot. I know I’m going to have to earn it and I know if I play hard enough I’ll be the guy.”

To view Durant highlights, please click here.

Sharing Oregon’s sidelines with Durant, cornerback Octavius Spencer (3-Star/Monrovia, CA) named the Ducks his recruiting leader following the weekend.

Oregon is definitely the top school right now,” said Spencer. “That was a great visit. They have my two majors I’m considering, kinesiology and public relations, so that’s big for me. I loved the game atmosphere and the crowd was amazing. That was a lot of fun.”

At 5-foot-11, 175 lbs., Spencer’s upside is widely known among scouts and will no doubt find his way to Oregon when all is said and done.

“I just loved Eugene. I fell in love with the campus right away. I love the family feel with the staff and players. I loved how the coaches kept bringing me in and making me feel like a part of the team already.”

Stay tuned Duck fans, we went two for two this past weekend, WTD!!!

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