Recruiting Update: Oregon Shoring Up the Perimeter

Mark Flores FishWrap, FishWrap Archive, Recruiting 2 Comments

News Depth on the perimeter has been a subtle surprise around the fall camp cooler with former top-rated recruits Darren Carrington, Jalen Brown and newcomers Malik Lovette and Alex Ofodile grabbing headlines. It would appear that a once-overlooked skill position is slowly molding Oregon’s recruiting profile, a nuance that is paying off with interest from the best the country has to offer. …

Jalen Brown: A Name to Know

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After star receiver Devon Allen went down with a torn ACL in the Rose Bowl and Darren Carrington was suspended for the National Championship Game and potentially half of the upcoming season, Oregon fans have spent the off-season without a clear idea of what the wide receiver position might look like going forward. Enter Jalen Brown: a 6-foot-1, 200-pound receiver overdue for …

2015 Wide Receiver Corps — The Deepest in Ducks’ History

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We don’t yet know who will be throwing passes for the Ducks come fall, whether it be Vernon Adams, Jr. or Jeff Lockie, or even someone else, but we do know who will be catching them. The University of Oregon has never been known for its talented wide outs, but this year could change that. This is the first in …

ESPN’s Kevin Gemmel Ranked Oregon’s QBs Fifth in Pac-12

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Considering the fact that no one knows how the quarterback situation is going to play out in 2015 for the defending Pac-12 champion, Oregon Ducks — it is impressive that Kevin Gemmel of ESPN.com ranked Oregon as fifth in the conference at the position. With match-ups against all four quarterbacks ahead of them, an intriguing battle within arguably the strongest conference in the country …

Coach Helfrich Has Faith in ‘Next Man Up’ Mantra

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Oregon’s spring game is less than three weeks away, and there is still much to be done to prepare, but head coach Mark Helfrich seems far from worried. My colleague Ashley Young met up with Helfrich to discuss what comes next for Oregon’s practice. Naturally, the first thing brought up was the impending quarterback battle. At this point, there has …

Meet the 2015 Impact Freshmen

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It seems as if every year, one or two incoming freshmen burst onto the scene and emerge as key players for the Ducks by the end of each season, and in some cases even crack the starting lineup. Last year that impact freshman was running back Royce Freeman, who started his freshman campaign on fire, rushing for 2 touchdowns in …

Back to Bralon

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Let’s take a trip back in time to the offseason of our previous football season. Our receiving corps was a bigger question mark than the quarterback battle is now. Starters Josh Huff and De’Anthony Thomas left for the NFL draft, Daryle Hawkins graduated, and Tight End Colt Lyerla had parted ways with the Ducks. In the midst of all this, there …

Alex Ofodile Could Fly High With Ducks

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Duck fans love their Ducks no matter how we can see them, but we are especially fond of football and as week two of spring practice has begun there are plenty of storylines to get excited about. Charles Nelson has made the transition from wide receiver to defensive back in order to bring some speed and power to a defense …

Oregon Freshmen Ready To Shine In 2015

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It’s no secret that the Ducks have lost an abundance of talent following their national title run last season. Quarterback, the offensive and defensive lines, and the secondary were all hit with key departures this offseason. But Oregon doesn’t have to rebuild anymore. The Ducks can reload. Reload they have. After Arik Armstead declared early for the NFL draft, Oregon …

Oregon Wide Receivers, Best Group In Years?

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I’ve been an Oregon fan for as long as I can remember. I’m 23 years old, so the Joey Harrington era was when I started becoming a real sports fan as a kid. It seems the Ducks have always had good running backs over the years with players such as Maurice Morris, Jonathan Stewart, and LaMichael James. But even with a focus on the running …

Rumors Flying Once Again, Could We See Charles Nelson On Defense In 2015?

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Last year we saw some truly incredible play from the true freshman Charles Nelson on offense and watched him light up the field on special teams. The multi-faceted freshman was inserted into the rushing game- only rushing 11 times but averaging 9.2 yards a carry-. We saw Nelson and Marcus Mariota connect 23 times for 327 yards and five touchdowns. Probably …

2016 Football and Basketball Commit is “100 Percent” for Ducks

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Signing day has passed; however, the talk of every school’s recruits is ongoing, especially at the University of Oregon. One of the biggest recruits for Oregon is two-sport commit Dillon Mitchell. Now, Mitchell is currently in his junior year of high school so there is still some time before he is officially an Oregon Duck, but he is quite a …