A slew of offers to the nation’s elite seems to be the tone early in the 2015-16 recruiting cycle. Look no further than Oregon’s recent nod to hard-hitting safety Brandon Jones (4-Star/Nacogdoches, TX/Rivals100).
“I’ve been waiting on that one (offer) for a while,” said Jones. “… I already know Oregon will be in my top five when I put that out there. They are already in that group. I’ve dreamed of an Oregon offer since I was in the seventh grade.”
At 5-foot-10, 185 lbs., Jones plays above his height and consistently mixes it up in the passing lanes. No stranger to contact, Jones is the type of opportunistic defensive back that epitomizes Oregon’s deep coverage.
“I know I want to visit Oregon. I might go up with (Oregon QB commit) Seth Green (4-Star/Allen, Texas) if he goes up. He’s been recruiting me for a while and we’ve gotten close. If I get invited to ‘The Opening’ we might go up early or stay longer and visit Oregon then too… it’s definitely an important visit for me.”
Package deal anyone? Stay tuned, WTD!!!
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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.
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