Announcement Follows Eugene Visit
While living in the moment is everyone’s favorite thing to do, success on a national level is based around how well a school can recruit talent for the years to come. Long-term success is always on the forefront of a coach’s mind, and by having Josh Sweat for an official visit this past weekend, Mark Helfrich and the rest of his staff are looking to secure the future of the Oregon Ducks Football team.
Sweat, a 6’5″, 240 pound defensive end from Virginia, is ranked No.1 on multiple recruiting websites and is drawing comparisons to the likes of former South Carolina defensive end, and current Houston Texans player, Jadeveon Clowney. It might be shocking to some to see Sweat so high on the list, considering he injured his knee early on in his senior season and was declared out for the rest of the year. Despite the injury, Sweat has received offers from every major College Football program in the country. Last year, Sweat recorded 94 tackles, 22 sacks and 2 forced fumbles. Sweat is expected to make his announcement Wednesday, so stay tuned as we too hope he decides to fly with the Ducks.
In other recruiting news, former No.1 recruit Canton Kaumatule has officially received his academic acceptance letter. Heflrich was quick to move on from the huge Pac 12 Championship win over Arizona, as he boarded a plane the next day to Hawaii. The 6’7″, 290 pounder from Hawaii is expected to enroll in January for the start of Oregon’s Winter term.
On the same trip to Hawaii, Helfrich nabbed three-star defensive end Rex Manu. Manu visited Oregon for its huge win over Michigan State, then officially de-committed from Stanford. “The players, the coaches, the team, the unity they have is everything I’m looking for,” said Manu.
Yes, the Ducks have a major opponent ahead in Florida State at the Rose Bowl on New Years Day. Remember, there is still a job to be done, and that job is making sure the players that leave Oregon know that the program is still infested with talent for years to come. Helfrich and staff have done an amazing job recruiting, as they have also secured 4-star running back Taj Griffin from Georgia, 4-star wide receive Alex Ofodile from Missouri, and 4-star offensive lineman Zack Okun from Southern California.
The future looks bright for the Oregon Ducks. Stay tuned for all the latest recruiting news, as FishDuck.com is the place to go.
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