Long time Texas Tech commit Jarrett Stidham (4-Star/Stephenville, TX/Rivals100) quietly announced that he would open his recruitment after months of silence surrounded one of the nation’s top dual-threat passers.
What does it mean for Oregon? The Ducks have long been connected with Stidham and are rumored to be the top program in the mind of the 6-foot-2, 183 lb. quarterback. One question remains — distance. If this hurdle can be cleared, expect Stidham to be a serious contender as OC Scott Frost’s newest project.
Class of 2015 junior college cornerback Maurice Chandler (3-Star/Lawton, OK) was on campus over the weekend and now considers Oregon his top school.
“I loved it,” said Chandler. “The coaches to the facilities, to the environment… it was great.”
A 6’1, 190 lb. second level defender, Lawton would instantly fill a void once he becomes eligible.
“Oregon’s coaches said they wish I was getting out this year because they need me now,” said Chandler. “They said I would be a great pickup for their class.”
To view Chandler highlights, please click here.
Across the Santiam Pass, the Ducks are hot in pursuit of who could be the state’s next nationally recognized prep in tabbed athlete Cameron McCormick (NR/Bend, OR/Class ’16).
“I’d say (Oregon seems) to be pretty interested,” said McCormick. “They are mostly talking to my high school coach right now because he knows the staff there really well… I also attended a spring camp out there and got a chance to work out in front of the coaches last year. During that time we got to talk some.”
While only finishing up his junior season this past fall, McCormick is finding the spotlight by combining stout size (6-foot-5, 225 lbs.) with freakish athleticism where he can quickly take over a game on both sides of the ball.
To view McCormick highlights, please click here.
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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.
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