Recruiting Update: Oregon Signs “Sir Swats-Alot”

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Basketball Recruiting Signings Last Thursday, Head Coach Dana Altman & Co. signed a program-changing low post presence in power forward Jordan Bell (4-Star/Long Beach, CA). Heralded as one of if not the top shot blocker in the nation, the 6’8″, 225 lb. defensive force is an early headline in Oregon’s 2013 recruiting class. “Bell is an absolute stud of an …

Recruiting Update: Dry Spell Coming to an End?

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  Derrick Green (5-Star/Richmond, VA/Rivals#1-RatedRB) Football Recruiting Visits/News Oregon looks to emerge from a recruiting lull with a flurry of blockbuster visits and renewed interest from prospects. Running back Derrick Green (5-Star/Richmond, VA/Rivals#1 RB) and safety Max Redfield (4-Star/Mission Viejo, CA/Rivals#3 S) headline a group of super preps who will make their way to Eugene in the foreseeable future; quite simply, …

Recruiting Update: Could Max Redfield be Oregon’s Latest “DAT-Style” Steal?

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Football Recruiting Visits Oregon’s 62-51 drubbing of the hated “southern smog,” appeared to have been the final straw. Sunday night, highly touted safety Max Redfield (4-Star/Mission Viejo, CA/Rivals#3-Rated S) broke away from his commitment with “Lane’s lackies” and intends to visit Oregon, a program he maintains is very much in the running to land his skill set. The 6’2″, 195 …

Recruiting Update: Heralded Safety Visits & Ragin Plays Waiting Game

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Football Recruiting Visits/News Oregon has had its share of high-profile recruits visit over the course of the season. Saturday was no different as the Ducks played host to arguably the top prep safety in the nation, Leon McQuay III (5-Star/Seffner, FL/Rivals#2-RatedS). A ballhawk with punishing tackling ability, the 6’2″ 185 lb. McQuay will remind We, The Duck Faithful, of former …

Ducks Break Out The Rain Gear, Drown Colorado 70-14.

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Propelled by 425 yards on the ground, No. 2 Oregon laid a rain-soaked hammer on hapless Colorado, 70-14, to move to 8-0. Quarterbacks Marcus Mariota and Bryan Bennett combined for six touchdowns, while running back Kenjon Barner finished with two scores and 103 rushing yards on nine carries. “They were pretty good today,” said head coach Chip Kelly. “We had …

Recruiting Recap: “I Want to be a Duck” & New Running Backs Emerge

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Football Recruiting News Last Tuesday night, I was catching up on some reading when I received a report alert via my iPhone. “Thomas Tyner decommits…” I was floored. Yet, after the initial 10 seconds of shock, I thought, “Oh, he’ll be back.” That moment of peaceful wisdom was confirmed not two days later when Tyner (4-Star/Beaverton, OR/Rivals#6RB) recommitted after taking some …

Recruiting Update: Bye Week Sees Oregon Hit Recruiting Trail

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Football Recruiting Visits With the Ducks deep in “improvement week,” the Oregon assistant coaches’ contingent hit the recruiting trail. What transpired during this latest round of prep cultivation will not be fully realized for some time, yet its outcome should continue a long line of favorable off-week jaunts. Back in Eugene, Head Coach Chip Kelly was hard at work keeping …

Recruiting Recap: Ducks Have Big Weekend & Stewart to Donate 250K

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Football Recruiting   Visits In notching our 9th consecutive victory against the hated “northern neighbors,” Oregon’s 52-21 victory may have long-lasting ramifications. Bearing witness to a complete team effort were 18 official and unofficial visitors, including running back and Oregon commit Dontre Wilson (4-Star/DeSoto, TX/Rivals250), linebacker Victor Egu (3-Star/Concord, CA), wide receiver John Ross (3-Star/Long Beach, CA), athlete Juwaan Williams (3-Star/Tucker, GA), and junior …

Recruiting Update: How the heck do you say that kid’s name?!

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Football Recruiting Prospects It’s difficult to imagine that current running back Kenjon Barner will no longer man the Oregon backfield following this season. Just think of where Oregon was at when he arrived–Oregon coming off a Sun Bowl victory over USF after it seemed like the Ducks were finally over the hump and bound for the BCS, until Dennis Dixon’s knee …

Recruiting Update: Oregon Lands “Killer T’s” & Surprise Senior Transfer

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Football Recruiting Commits/Visits Following a resounding 49-0 win over Rich-Rod’s kittens, Oregon secured commitments from visitors Tyree and Tyrell Robinson (4-Star(s)/San Diego, CA/Rivals250). “My brother (Tyree) and I couldn’t be happier with our choice and we are committed to Oregon,” said Tyrell. The twin tandem will suit up for both Chip Kelly and Dana Altman as their dual sport prowess garnered national …

Recruiting Update: Lebron Throws up the Oregon “O” & Ducks in the Lead to Land Top Guard

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Basketball Recruiting Visits While Oregon’s 63-14 thrashing of “the lesser Tennessee” led the weekend headlines, basketball head coach Dana Altman quietly placed the Ducks in the lead to secure combo guard Darin Johnson (3-Star/Sacramento, CA/Rivals150). “After this visit, Oregon (is) definitely my number one school,” said Johnson. “The visit was great.” A 6’4″ hybrid wing, Johnson’s shooting ability, mixed with …

Recruiting Update: Top Lineman Commits and 6’11” Center Wants Pac-12 Title

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Football Recruiting Commits/Visits Sunday, Oregon landed its third offensive line recruit in hybrid-athlete Doug Brenner (NR/Portland, OR). Brenner joins the likes of Alex Redmond (4-Star/Los Alamitos, CA) and Evan Voeller (4-Star/West Linn, OR/Rivals250) in what could be one of the most athletic lines ever assembled in college football. “My first official visit will be to Oregon on September 22,” said Oser. “I’ve …