FishDuck Recruiting: 2015 ShrineDog Awards — Part II

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Here I am again with the second installment of the ShrineDog Awards for the football recruiting class of 2015. Part One took us to the University of Texas with PJ Locke, who flipped from Oregon. Part Two takes us to the state of Tennessee where the Grand Ole Opry takes a backseat to no one. The common tie between the first …

It’s Time to Hand out Report Cards: 2015 Recruiting Class, You are Up

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Ladies and Gentlemen, the speculation is over. We know exactly who will be wearing green and yellow next season, and we know this recruiting class is good. While judging an overall recruiting class by looking at individual player ranking is great, one must also take into consideration team needs, and whether the coaches addressed those needs with solid recruits. With this in …

Defensive Big Birds Fill Out Oregon’s 2015 Recruiting Class

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The myth that Oregon is small and can’t hang with the “big boys” is so tired, it needs a dirt nap. Throughout the 2014 season, the Ducks stood toe-to-toe with elite teams from across the country and were nearly perfect in the win column, producing a magical year that earned them a Rose Bowl victory, a Heisman trophy winner, and a second place …

Could Oregon Lose QB Adams to UCLA?

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After the much heralded visit to the University of Oregon by FCS superstar quarterback Vernon Adams, everyone must now hurry up and wait. Adams has a big decision to make: transfer to a top-tier FBS school that won the Rose Bowl and finished second overall last season, or finish his career in the FCS with the Eastern Washington Eagles, where he has …

The Punisher: LB Fotu Leiato II Provides Spark for Linebacker Corps

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Oregon’s linebackers have continued to demonstrate that the Ducks are just as physical as the next team: lean, mean, hard hitting terminators that pace just beyond the defensive line, chasing after the ball like a gang of wild pit-bulls. But one recent Oregon commit for the 2015 class, Steilcoom high school’s Fotu Leiato II, may change the definition of what it means to be a Duck …

Oregon Lands Another Big Defensive Lineman

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When you think of the Oregon Ducks, the first thing that may come to mind is the blazing offense, crazy uniforms and incredible facilities. Not many people think defense, and Defensive Coordinator Don Pellum took that to heart when he accepted the position after former coordinator Nick Aliotti announced his retirement before last season. Helping to strengthen this push toward a more dominant defense is …

Recruiting Update: Get the Fax Fired Up!

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Football Recruiting Commitments Over the weekend, Oregon landed hard-hitting jack-of-all-trades prep Fotu Leiato (3-Star/Steilacoom, WA). Bursting onto the recruiting scene in the waning moments of the 2015 cycle, Leiato might be one of the most aggressive defensive players in the country. “I have committed to continue my education and play football at the University of Oregon,” said Leiato in a …

Oregon Lands Bruising Linebacker

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At this point in the offseason, each commit landed means less worrying for Football programs leading up to National Signing Day on February 4. Since playing in the College Football Playoff National Championship on January 12, Coach Mark Helfrich and staff have been working hard to build a great incoming class of recruits. Yesterday, news broke that Oregon landed three-star inside linebacker Fotu Leiato, from Steilacoom, Washingon.  News …

Oregon Football Recruiting: Official Visits Are Getting Tight – Who Gets Them?

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With about two weeks left until the national letter of intent day (NLI) or signing day on February 4th, who is not looking at the prospects and trying to figure out how to get key commitments to Oregon from players and juggle the limited official visits? Due to sanctions, Oregon lost one scholarship in each of two years (limiting the …

4-Star Recruit Ugo Amadi Curbs LSU, SEC and Commits to Oregon

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Just days before the new year, a young Tennessee recruit from Nashville’s John Overton high school, Ugo Amadi, publicly announced that he would be playing for LSU, according to TigerBait.com. The 247 Sports four-star senior cornerback and quarterback had been heavily recruited by LSU defensive coordinator John Chavis and had developed “a strong connection” with Chavis throughout the recruiting process. #Rivals250 CB Ugo Amadi has …

Oregon in 5-Star DT Green’s Top 4

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Who weighs 275 pounds, stand 6’5″ tall, and makes Oregon fans blush? That would be 5-Star defensive tackle and Oregon recruit from Gardena, California, Rasheem Green. This hulking defender from Junipero Serra High School has made waves around the country, cannonballing the recruiting pool with a 247 Sports Composite ranking of 15th nationally, 3rd in his position group (DT), and …

Oregon Taps Hawaiian Pipeline for Defensive Recruits

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No Sweat? No sweat. After losing highly coveted defensive end and 247 Sports No. 1 overall athlete Josh Sweat to Florida State, the Oregon Ducks still have a lot to look forward to in their 2015 recruiting class. While the last second visit to Oregon from Sweat had Oregon fans drooling, the Ducks now turn to Hawaii for their recruitment of elite defensive standouts such as Punahou High …