Oregon 2016 Recruiting: UPDATE

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Bryce Youngquist

This past week Bryce Youngquist, a 4-star inside linebacker from Rancho Cucamonga, Calif., [Ed. note: The school of former Duck Patrick Chung, now of the New England Patriots, attended. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Patrick_Chung ]  narrowed his decision on where he plans to play his college ball, down to 10 schools.

Among the Ducks being a part of the top 10, Youngquist has also received offers from other big time schools such as Tennessee, Wisconsin, Northwestern, and Arizona State.

Youngquist is a 6’1″, 215 lb. athlete and runs a 4.4, 40. He’s a little undersized at his position, at which he is currently ranked 12th in his class, but what he loses in size he gains in speed. Youngquist has still yet to make an official visit to Eugene, but hopes are that when he does, he won’t want to leave.

Darnell Salomon

Darnell Salomon just recently released his Top 6 of possible signing destinations. He is a 4-star WR from Hollywood, Fla., and the six schools that made his final cut were Oregon, Alabama, Texas, Oklahoma, Auburn and LSU.

Back on Feb. 28 when Salomon participated in Nike’s “The Opening” in Miami, he was listed at 6’2-½” and weighed 205 lbs. During the actual event, Salomon ran a sub-par 40-yard dash coming in at 4.64-seconds, but he has been clocked as fast as 4.4 seconds in previous workouts.

Though Salomon hasn’t made an official visit yet to Eugene, expect him to be at The Opening finals in June, considering he’s ranked 12th among his class for wide receivers. Hopefully he will follow the trend of speed that is shaping the Ducks 2016 class so far.


C.J. Pollard

Just yesterday 4-star wide receiver C.J. Pollard from Gardena, Calif., narrowed his decision to five schools. Among the Ducks being named one of the schools, the other four were USC, Utah, Michigan, and Arizona State. Pollard is a 4-star safety and is ranked 15th at his position in the 2016 class.

Pollard is 6’1″ 190 lbs. and with a 40 time of under 4.5, he is considered an elite safety talent by many pundits. If the Ducks are able to land Pollard, with the talent they have already secured so far for their 2016 recruiting class, Pellum could see a future with speed he’s never seen before. Though Pollard has yet to make an official visit to Eugene, we can assume that if Pollard wants to take his speed and talents to the next level, then choosing the Ducks should be a quick decision.

Stay tuned for more updates on the Ducks 2016 Class as the recruiting trail begins to heat up this summer!

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