Oregon Football Recruiting: Avalos Brings The Beef!

Cameron Johansson Recruiting 30 Comments

Strange as it may seem, last weekend’s 77-6 victory over Nevada wasn’t the biggest win of the weekend for the Oregon football program. Autzen not only hosted Jordan Bell, Keanon Lowe and Sabrina Ionescu but also highly touted, multi-skilled inside linebacker recruits Noah Sewell and Keith Brown. The weekend was a family affair for Sewell, with both his brothers in …

Oregon Men’s Basketball Transferring to New Heights

Alex Nordstrand Recruiting 32 Comments

After a spectacular and exciting Cinderella run into the NCAA tournament, a top-notch incoming recruiting class, and the potential return of all but two players, expectations were high for the Oregon Men’s Basketball 2019-20 season at the end of last year. However, the unexpected departures of a number of players left Dana Altman and his staff with the challenge to, …

Oregon Recruiting Hits a Snag at Defensive Line

Joshua Whitted Recruiting 88 Comments

There’s no better weapon in college football than a deep and talented defensive line. Other positions such as quarterback and offensive line are also important, but a dominant defensive line is paramount. Even the most explosive offenses become ordinary when facing an elite front four. Look at last season’s National Championship Game, in which arguably the best offense in college …

The Stars Are Aligning for Oregon Women’s Basketball

Alex Nordstrand Recruiting 12 Comments

In seemingly the blink of an eye, the Oregon Women’s Basketball program has risen to the top of the NCAA rankings, with some experts even favoring them to win the National Championship. However, with such a meteoric rise, it’s fair to wonder whether the program can sustain this level of success after this group of players moves on. I think …

Prospects Flock to Oregon After Blockbuster Recruiting Event

Joshua Whitted Recruiting 39 Comments

At first, Oregon’s much-hyped “Saturday Night Live” recruiting camp appeared to be a bust. Attendance was low, and only a single prospect committed directly following the event. But good things come to those who wait. A few days after Saturday’s festivities, the Ducks added several more commits, including perhaps their top overall target. They also generated some momentum with a …

Oregon Set for Biggest Recruiting Event of the Summer

Joshua Whitted Recruiting 67 Comments

Oh, how times have changed! Under former head coach Willie Taggart and current leading man Mario Cristobal, Oregon has undergone a complete recruiting transformation. Seemingly overnight, the Ducks have gone from good-but-not-great recruiting classes to king of the Pac-12 recruiting hill. In late July, still a month away from football season, the Ducks are already close to having a full …

Could Oregon Land a SECOND Elite QB Prospect?

Joshua Whitted Recruiting 36 Comments

Oregon is stacked at quarterback for the foreseeable future. Even though current starter and likely first-round NFL draft pick Justin Herbert will be gone after this season, the Ducks have former four-star prospect Tyler Shough and intriguing true freshman Cale Millen on deck. Furthermore, the Ducks recently secured a commitment from top-100 prospect Jay Butterfield, one of the best high …

Fast-Rising Oregon Target Turns Heads at The Opening

Joshua Whitted Recruiting 45 Comments

The term “freak athlete” is becoming a cliché in football circles. It seems like every other top-flight NFL draft prospect or high-ranking recruit is given the moniker. The reality is, with athletes today being bigger, stronger and faster than ever before, these “freak athletes” are just the new normal. But once in a while, even among this new caliber of …

Oregon’s in Battle for Most Important Recruit of 2020

Joshua Whitted Recruiting 34 Comments

Depth-building, culture-setting three-stars are the lifeblood of every college football program. Even Alabama signs its share of these prospects. But let’s be honest, it’s the five-stars that really get the blood pumping. Luckily for Oregon fans, the Ducks are closing in on a couple of five-star prospects, one of whom would be their second best wide receiver commit in program …

It’s Cristobal vs. Kelly for Talented Linebacker Prospect

Joshua Whitted Recruiting 87 Comments

Fair or not, Chip Kelly and Mario Cristobal will be compared to one another for years to come. The former was largely responsible for the most successful period of Oregon football, while the latter is trying to get the program back to where Kelly had it. Although Kelly is long gone and attempting to rebuild a different program, his shadow …

Oregon Swings and Misses on Top Recruiting Targets

Joshua Whitted Recruiting 99 Comments

Recruits have been flocking to Oregon, with four prospects committing in the past couple of weeks. With all of the momentum they’re building, many assume that the Ducks are right on track to at least match their recruiting success from the 2019 cycle, in which they finished with a top-10 class. But don’t be fooled. A flurry of three-star commits …

Finding Reinforcements for the Great Wall of Oregon

Joshua Whitted Recruiting 44 Comments

Elite offensive line play will always be the foundation of Oregon football under Mario Cristobal. The former lineman is one of the best in the business at coaching and developing pro-ready players at the position. That showed in 2018 when three of the Ducks’ five starting linemen made Pro Football Focus’ All-Pac-12 Team, with perhaps their best tackle Penei Sewell …