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 …

Recruiting Update: Tyner Tweets, Ragin Speaks

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Football Recruiting Visits/News Last Saturday night, Oregon flexed its muscle like few have ever seen. Several key recruits joined we, The Duck Faithful, in our first lengthy exposure to what could be one of the greatest (and balanced) Oregon units to ever grace the field at Autzen Stadium. (In case you missed any of Saturday night’s action, see below!) Running back Thomas …

Recruiting Update: Top JC Hoop Center Eyes Oregon & Twin Tandem Schedules Visit

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Basketball Recruiting Visits/News Oregon’s recruiting trail endeavors appear to be paying off with two exciting announcements over the past week; vaunted small forward Semi Ojeleye (5-Star/Ottawa, KN/Rivals150) included the Ducks in his program shortlist, and top junior college center Waverly Austin (JC/Martinsville, VA) is said to be very close to moving cross country and suiting up for Head Coach Dana …

Recruiting Update: Pair of 5-Star Hoopsters have serious Oregon Interest

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Basketball Recruiting Visits/News It was reported last week that power forward Aaron Gordon (5-Star/San Jose, CA/Rivals150) holds Dana Altman and Oregon in high regard. That esteem may be rising with Gordon’s recent announcement that he intends to officially visit the Ducks. “I like the coach there, Dana Altman, because he is a great coach who knows a lot about the …

Recruiting Update: 5-Star PF has Oregon on Shortlist

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Basketball Recruiting Interest/Visits Incoming freshman point guard Dominic Artis (4-Star/Henderson, NV/Rivals150) may provide Oregon an inside route to land power forward Aaron Gordon (5-Star/San Jose, CA/Rivals150). Both preps shared the jersey of the famed AAU squad Oakland Soldiers, and the summer ball connection could prove valuable for a Dana Altman team on the rise. “I am going to try to get …

Recruiting Update: Fall Camp Begins, Big Names Trim Lists

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It’s almost here… A mere 24 days separate us, the Duck Faithful, from our first pilgrimage to Autzen Stadium. Monday saw the opening of fall camp where storylines, both longstanding and newly exposed, will ever-increase our anticipation leading up to the 2012-13 season opener. Apparently there’s a quarterback battle taking place? Where will veteran wideout Josh Huff fit into an offense …