Recruiting Update: The (Walking) Dead Period Continues

Mark Flores Recruiting 31 Comments

We’re living in unprecedented times. Major college sports recruiting is a multi-million dollar business in that a recruit’s eventual signature can lead to unprecedented revenue for a given school through on-field performance. Ticket sales, revenue sharing from tournaments, and brand recognition all stand in major flux. In an effort to continue to curb the spread of COVID-19, yet further muddling …

Recruiting Update: Prospects Flock to Junior Day

Mark Flores Recruiting 64 Comments

In what as a whirlwind in the later half of February, Oregon seemingly appears to have settled in for the 2021 recruiting cycle. While the departure of cornerbacks coach Donte Williams stings on multiple levels, Oregon brings home a former member of the flock in that of up and coming position man Rod Chance. After spending last season in Minnesota …

2020 Results: Cristobal Secures One of Oregon’s Finest Recruiting Classes

Mark Flores Recruiting 81 Comments

Early February has traditionally brought a host of emotions to Eugene. Optimism in the form of a handful of four-star recruits potentially keeping the upward momentum of our beloved program at a steady climb. Frustration following an announcement from a high-end prospect who had stayed in constant contact with coaches, and held the fan base close in tow until the …

Early Signing Period: Where the Ducks Stand As of Now

Cameron Johansson Recruiting 60 Comments

The Ducks had themselves a very successful first day in the Early Signing Period with a majority of their top-ranked recruits signing their letters of intent to continue their athletic and academic careers in Eugene. This marks the second straight year Mario Cristobal has been able to secure a top-20, nationally ranked recruiting class. Many Oregon fans are still anxious …

Recruiting Signing (Game)Day Discussion: Where Will Oregon End Up?

Charles Fischer Recruiting 183 Comments

My GameDay article this week is not on Saturday, but today in order to ponder the results of Oregon Football recruiting with all of you. I understand some are disappointed with the results, especially with the recruiting class that Oregon enjoyed last year. The Ducks are not going to equal last year’s results, but also consider some perspective. These results …

Predicting Where Oregon’s Top Recruiting Targets Will Sign

Joshua Whitted Recruiting 53 Comments

It’s not quite Christmas Day, but for college football fans, the early National Signing Period is the next best thing. On the eve of the biggest day on the recruiting calendar, Oregon football fans are eager to see if the Ducks are able to capitalize on their 11-win, championship-winning season and secure another elite recruiting class. By now, everyone’s familiar …

Ducks Land “Their Guy” Noah Sewell

Garrett Sharp-Craig Recruiting 30 Comments

After months of anticipation and expectation, Oregon football and coach Mario Cristobal have finally landed their top recruiting target, inside linebacker Noah Sewell. Noah is Oregon all-world sophomore left tackle Penei Sewell‘s younger brother. Although some have argued that Sewell is oversized for an inside linebacker —  he is listed at 6 ft. 2 in. and weighs 266 lbs. — …

Ducks Roll Out The Red Carpet For Big-Time Recruits

Cameron Johansson Recruiting 41 Comments

The VIP guest list at Autzen Stadium continues to grow. The Ducks are hosting some big-time recruits, again mostly on the defensive side of the ball. The recent performance of the Oregon defense makes Eugene an appealing place for defensive players. Two weeks ago against the Colorado Buffaloes, the Ducks made the Buffaloes’ offense look less than pedestrian, in what …

Oregon Wins In-State Tug of War for Elite Transfer

Garrett Sharp-Craig Recruiting 36 Comments

Since before the turn of the 20th century, Oregon and Oregon State have competed on the football field in what is known as the Civil War. Although this interstate battle is not scheduled until late November, the rivalry deepened this past weekend when USC transfer Devon Williams flipped from Oregon State to Oregon in a matter of hours. On September …

Duck, Duck, Goose: Oregon’s Recruiting Chase Continues

Cameron Johansson Recruiting 41 Comments

It has been an eventful week for the Oregon Ducks as far as recruiting goes. The Ducks defense continued its momentum on and off the field. Mere hours before the Ducks held Stanford to just six points on the road, Bradyn Swinson of Douglasville, Georgia announced he was taking his talents to Eugene and committing to Oregon, adding depth to …

Could Oregon Have Found Its Next Kayvon Thibodeaux?

Garrett Sharp-Craig Recruiting 29 Comments

After another commanding win last weekend, Oregon’s defense has proven to the rest of the nation that it’s legit. However, due to the constant rotation of players in college football, in order to maintain strong defensive continuity, the coaching staff needs to plan ahead to replace their current superstars whenever they depart. With former number-one overall recruit Kayvon Thibodeaux a …