Ducks Pick up Commitment from 3-Star Lineman

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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.

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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:

2007: Mark Asper: 2-star lineman from Idaho Falls, ID

2008: Hamani Stevens: 3-star center from Hemet, CA and Nick Cody: 3-star tackle from Brush Prairie, WA

2009: Everett Benyard: 3-star lineman from San Diego, CA

2010: Hroniss Grasu: 3-star center from Encino, CA

2011: Tyler Johnstone: 4-star lineman from Chandler, AZ

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.

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w76ZReN0qus

Top Photo by Craig Strobeck

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