Expect Changes With Oregon Football Recruiting in Next Six Months

Jason Fowler Recruiting

Nearing the halfway mark of the 2017 recruiting class in September, the Oregon Ducks have managed to collect roughly half of the expected prospects to sign in February. Just because Oregon has 11 current verbal commitments to date, don’t expect those same 11 to be intact through the letter of intent day. As recruiting goes, there are bound to be …

Recruiting Update: Prized Corners

Mark Flores Recruiting

After almost a year hiatus, I have returned to FishDuck.com for what will be a new chapter of Oregon Recruiting. It’s been too long Duck fans, too long. As I sat down to pen this article out, I felt those age-old feelings of excitement build; by golly, we only have one more Saturday before this juggernaut revs its engine and …

Oregon Football Still Has Something to Prove After Its Best Recruiting Month

Jason Fowler Recruiting

Out of nowhere, Oregon Ducks football hit the month of June with a collection of recruits like it’s never seen before. The typical football recruiting cycle at Oregon starts off slow, adds a few players throughout fall and the football season and then closes hard the last month until signing day in February. This year, the Ducks found a new …

ShrineDog Awards of 2016 Class: Recruiting Vavae Malepeai

Jason Fowler Recruiting

The anticipation of the ShrineDog Awards always makes me happy. If you’re not familiar with this FishDuck.com original award, you may get a better explanation from the first ShrineDogs article here. Another signing period is over, so that requires me to evaluate and analyze the talent that pledged for the next three to four years to their university of choice. Of …

Jackson Mestler: Star Recruit and Glimpse Into His Near Future at Historic Hayward Field

August Howell Recruiting

The Oregon Ducks have scored another prodigy for their track and field program, this time with Jackson Mestler of Sheldon High School. Anyone who payed attention to the high school races during the recent Oregon Relays at Historic Hayward Field has seen the name before. Mestler is no stranger to the greatness of Oregon running, after all, he grew up in …

Oregon’s Stunning Ranking in FishDuck.com’s Comparative Recruiting Index

Mike Ostrom Recruiting

It didn’t start with Moneyball, but the book, and movie starring Brad Pitt, about Major League Baseball’s Oakland A’s certainly shined a deserving spotlight on the relationship between statistics, math and winning. Now is a great time of year to find some interesting college football pieces; for example, a recent article listed the college football programs with the most wins …

Final Analysis of Oregon Football Recruiting 2016

Jason Fowler Recruiting

The recruiting class of 2016 for the Oregon Ducks did not end as well as I would have liked. Expecting to crack the top 15 for the first time under coach Mark Helfrich was initially promising but, like the second half of the Alamo Bowl, slowly got away from the Ducks. Considering the two-quarter fallout and changes in key personnel, …

Oregon Football Weathered the Storm and Revived Recruiting

Jason Fowler Recruiting

If you have ever worked in wet, cold weather with drenched gloves that merely protect soggy fingers from the gusty winds, you’ll know what I mean when I say it is uncomfortable. You know that feeling that your hands are stuck in a bowl of ice water, and it seems like nothing will cure the biting sting of cold. It …

Recruiting Update: Year of FCS Graduate Transfer 2.0?

Mark Flores Recruiting

With the quarterback position still a very big question mark heading into the upcoming year, Oregon appears poised to take a serious look at another FCS graduate transfer. Coming by way of Vernon Adam’s FCS conference, rival signal caller Dakota Prukop (NR/Bozeman, Mont.) will be in Eugene this coming weekend for a visit with Oregon’s coaching staff. A 6-foot-2, 190-pound dual-threat, …

Juicy Coach Comments about QB Transfer Dakota Prukop

Charles Fischer, Mr. FishDuck Recruiting

Everyone knows that at FishDuck.com we do in-depth analysis of Oregon football, and I have been fortunate to have cultivated a network of coaches who can offer commentary and insight far superior to mine or other casual fans’. Like you, I read about how Montana State quarterback Dakota Prukop is graduating from MSU at the end of the current term …

Recruiting Update: Former In-State Talent Coming Home

Mark Flores Recruiting

Following the Civil War, Oregon got a big boost in shoring up a question mark heading into next season. Former Tigard (Ore.) star A.J. Hotchkins (3-Star/Riverside, Calif.) spent two years at the JUCO ranks following a senior prep campaign that yielded minimal interest from college programs and is now headed back to his home state with a verbal commitment to …

Recruiting Update: Murphy the Next Great Drop-End?

Mark Flores Recruiting

Before I begin … I’d like to take this opportunity to thank Big Fish himself, Charles Fischer. Without going into much detail, there are big changes coming to FishDuck.com. Almost four years ago, I approached Charles about writing about my beloved Ducks. He had a recruiting slot open, gave me a shot, and through some fine tinkering, “Recruiting Update Wednesdays” have …