Amid my frustration and disbelief of what befell our beloved Ducks this past Saturday was my almost immediate gaze to the future, both in the figurative and literal senses. I sat in Section 9 on the sunny side of Auzten, mere rows above the cordoned off “VIP” area that seats Oregon’s visitors. By the third quarter, I found myself thinking “I hope Helfrich & Co. played a good weekend as a whole.”
It appears they did.
“Even though Oregon lost, it didn’t bother me,” said De’jon Harris (3-Star/Marrero, La.). “I really wanted to see the atmosphere and how the coaches interact with the players. We sat down with the players and the coaches in meetings today.
“They were showing me the depth chart at linebacker and it’s wide open. It’s full of juniors and seniors. There’s a great chance to come in and compete right away … [My mom said she] really liked how Oregon has it all set up for you. She was pretty impressed.”
The 5-foot-11, 235 pound Harris is currently committed to 1-4 Arkansas but may wind up on the west coast with the turmoil surrounding the Razorbacks.
“Once I take that (Arkansas) visit I can compare the two and make my final decision after that. I’m still solid to Arkansas but I’m definitely thinking about Oregon too.”
Check back next week for reactions from several other recruits in attendance last Saturday, WTD!
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Mark Flores, a Salem, OR resident, is a Firefighter/Paramedic and an avid Oregon Ducks fan. Prior to the fire service, Flores, a graduate of nearby Corban University, spent over seven years in professional journalism including a stint at the Statesman Journal in Salem and held the position of Sports Editor for the Hilltop News (Corban). A career transition however never dampened his love of writing and FishDuck is now his source to share his love of Mighty Oregon. Flores brings detailed knowledge of Oregon recruiting to the FishDuck team and welcomes your feedback.
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