Offensive lineman are used to getting little notoriety. It comes with the territory. Yesterday, the Ducks picked up a verbal commitment from 3-star offensive lineman Jacob Capra adding him to the long list of under-the-radar recruits who have developed into elite line talent for the Ducks.
Capra, 6’5″, 265 pounds, committed Oregon on Thursday, after receiving offers from Washington, Washington State, Oregon State, Arizona, Arizona State, California, UCLA and Utah, among others. He made his decision public on Twitter Thursday afternoon.
Capra chose the Ducks despite his brother Johnny signing with Utah as part of the 2015 class.
The Ducks have a history of identifying and developing offensive lineman who are normally not recruited nationally like many of their skill players. Here are a few examples of somewhat unheralded lineman recruits who have contributed mightily for the Ducks:
Credit should go to the Oregon coaching staff and especially long-time offensive line coach, Steve Greatwood for not only identifying talent but also developing that talent into a unit that produces one of the top offenses in all of college football year in and year out. Oregon fans should be very excited to land this student athlete with a 3.75 GPA and a mean streak you can watch for yourself in the video below.
Top Photo by Craig Strobeck
Living literally walking distance from Husky Stadium in the heart of Husky country, Adam is a passionate Duck fan originally from Salem, Oregon. Adam is a long-time season ticket holder and owner of no less than five Duck jerseys he proudly rotates and wears to work every Friday during the fall. Adams works as an Account Executive in the Cloud Software business and in his spare time, hangs out with his wife Rachael and daughter Addison. Go Ducks!
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