“So … do you have a big enough seat belt for Wednesday?”
I had to laugh at the question from fellow Duck fan and Greybeard, Steven A. Smith, an attorney in Modesto California. He’s right, as it has already been quite a bumpy ride and while we hope for no drama today–you know there will be some! Let’s just hope it is on the positive side…
Through the day I will keep this article updated with the most recent Letters-of-Intents, (LOIs) that are officially announced. Let’s discuss it all in the comments as this is a day to forgo an article and just focus and ponder the signing of the majority of the best recruiting class in Oregon football history.
The whole “official signing day” has changed, as the majority of players across the nation will sign today and not in February as it had always been. In fact as of late last night–Oregon coaches expected that all 20 of their verbals would be signing today, barring a last minute flip. The pattern in the past has been that one usually does flip at the last moment and Oregon flips another from someone else, but the majority sign as anticipated.
I have my seat belt on tight, because there are some key players we absolutely cannot afford to lose at the last minute such as Mase Funa, Kayvon Thibodeaux, Cale Millen and Mykael Wright–as names that first come to mind. Many of us will lose our marbles if any of the 20 waver, but frankly some are important while others are crucial to the future of this football team.
There are a number of players I mentioned in Monday’s article that we need to watch for to see if any uncommitted went Oregon’s way today. I am happy with the 20 that have verballed, but I am in financial services, so greed naturally seeps into my passion for my Beloved Ducks, and thus hope for a few, even one positive surprise during signing day. Let’s watch it all happen together and discuss it all below, because….
“Oh how we love to watch recruits join our Beloved Ducks!”
Charles Fischer (Strapped-in FishDuck)
Eugene, Oregon Top Photo of Oregon Recruits from Twitter
National Letters-of-Intent Officially Received by University of Oregon
Camden Lewis K Charlotte, NC 6’0″ 190 3-Stars
Ge’mon Eaford DE Deerfield Beach, FL 6’0″ 218 4-Stars
Trikweze Bridges DB Lanett, AL 6’3″ 180 4-Stars
Lance Wilhoite WR Nashville, TN 6’2″ 180 4-Stars
Josh Delgado WR Bradenton, FL 5’11” 180 4-Stars
Isaac Townsend DE Arvada, CO 6’7″ 235 3-Stars
Brandon Dorlus DE Deerfield Beach, Fla. 6’4″ 260 3-Stars *Unexpected Bonus Recruit!*
Mase Funa DE Santa Ana, CA 6’3″ 240 4-Stars
Patrick Herbert TE Eugene, OR 6’5″ 225 3-Stars
Treven Ma’ae DE Las Vegas, NV 6’4″ 220 3-Stars
Sean Dollars RB Santa Ana, CA 5’10” 185 4-Stars
Mykael Wright DB Lancaster, CA 5’11” 165 4-Stars
Jaron Waters WR Oxnard, CA 6’3″ 185 3-Stars
Cale Millen QB Snoqualmie, WA 6’3″ 190 3-Stars
Keyon Ware-Hudson DT Santa Ana, CA 6’3″ 285 4-Stars
Jayvaun Wilson ATH Valencia, CA 6’2″ 210 3-Stars
Mycah Pittman WR Calabasas, CA 6’1″ 190 4-Stars
Sua’ava Poti DT Bellflower, CA 6’3″ 275 4-Stars
Dru Mathis LB (JC) Ventura, CA 6’3″ 235 3-Stars *Unexpected Bonus Recruit!*
Malaesala Aumavea-Laulu OL Navarro, TX 6’6″ 389 4-Stars
Kayvon Thibodeaux DE Westlake Village, CA 6’5″ 230 5-Stars
Jonah Tauanu’u OL Harbor City, CA 6’5″ 280 4-Stars
Charles Fischer has been an intense fan of the Ducks for over thirty six years and has written reports on football boards for over 20 years. Known as “FishDuck” on those boards, he is acknowledged for providing intense detail in his scrimmage reports and in his Xs and Os play analyses.
He and his wife Lois, a daughter, Christine reside in Eugene, Oregon, where he has been a Financial Advisor for 35 years serving clients in eleven different states. He does not profess to be a coach or analyst, but simply a “hack” that enjoys sharing what he has learned and invites others to correct or add to this body of Oregon Football! See More…
FishDuck….you are one WEIRD Dude.
I’ve heard that before. Often people do not like my contrarian view to some topics, but being a football critic is who I am.
I will call it as I see it whether positive or negative, and I will never create anything to simply generate a response; I believe in everything I write.
If we were all in agreement, then there are fewer opportunities to learn and I do love the debates we have in our protected environment. More discussion creates more learning, which makes us all better fans. Let’s make the most of it!