Mario Cristobal continues achieve things never done at Oregon before with the verbal commitment today of the nation’s No. 1 rated recruit in the nation Kayvon Thibodeaux from Southern California. He is a rush-defensive end at 6’5″ and 230 lbs. and is known for extraordinary speed. Sorry guys…I can hardly write as I’m a babbling mass of protoplasm right now as I can hardly believe it.
The announcement was on ESPN at close to 1:00 PM and even the sportscasters admitted that when Alabama is one of the two finalists–it is hard to imagine a player going anywhere else. “Thibs” tweeted after the Washington game, “I’m going to shock the World” after he visited, and recently tweeted the same line, which raised a lot of eyebrows and gave us Oregon fans hope.
My friends, Coach Cristobal has the biggest recruiting weekend of the year going on right now with 15 commits and five-six prospects and their parents on the Oregon campus to generate massive momentum going into the signing day this Wednesday. I cannot imagine the thunder that took place in the Cas Center as Kayvon made his announcement!
The impact on this class and future classes is immeasurable; if the No. 1 (and our first 5-Star player in a long time) will come here, then perhaps others will realize this is a destination for the future?
Tell what you think in the comments about the impact in the short and long term, this class and anything else you can sanely keyboard. (Yep…it is hard for me too!)
What a watershed event for the football team!
Charles Fischer (FishDuck)
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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!