Oregon’s recruiting haul over the last week is becoming the stuff of legends as the 2015-16 class is shaping up to be one of the greatest in school history. Linebacker LaMar Winston’s (4-Star/Portland, Ore./Rivals250) pledge to his home-state Ducks is already creating a ripple effect along the recruiting trail as several uncommitted preps are now on borrowed time in their program decision-making process.
Linebackers’ coach Erik Chinander is waiting to learn the future of long-time Oregon target Bryce Youngquist (4-Star/Rancho Cucamonga, Calif./Rival250) as the depth chart around Eugene is rapidly filling.
“Oregon has always been high on my list,” said Youngquist. “There isn’t anything bad about the school. Eugene is a great city, a football town and I love the program.”
A 6’2″, 210 lb. speedster with brawn in reserve, Youngquist fits Chinander’s mold of a nimble linebacker who pushes opposing quarterbacks from sideline to sideline. Originally slated to announce his program decision following his senior season, Youngquist now expects to make a decision in the next two or three weeks. Stay tuned!
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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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