Recruiting Strategy: Two Remaining Questions While We Wait

Nik Brownlee FishWrap, FishWrap Archive, Recruiting 5 Comments

Fall camp is underway, and things have slowed on the recruiting trail. The Oregon coaching staff is now focused on developing the current roster in preparation for the upcoming season. We know, however, the recruiting game never fully stops in college football. Just over a month ago, the Ducks picked up verbal commits from a pair of four-star athletes in linebacker LaMar Winston (Portland, …

Ducks Miss on Another LB Recruit, but Future Still Bright at LB

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Friday evening, the Ducks experienced a blow to their recruiting momentum. Highly-recruited four-star LB Bryce Youngquist committed to the Oklahoma Sooners despite saying in June there was a “90 percent” chance that he would commit to Oregon. This comes on the heels of Oregon narrowly missing on many of their top linebacker targets in the class of 2015. More recently, in addition …

Recruiting Update: Mid-Summer Haze

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News Not unlike the smoky horizon of the west coast, the ’15-’16 recruiting cycle has settled into a mid-summer haze, seeing several key story lines move into a holding pattern. While much has been made of Bryce Youngquist’s (4-Star/Rancho Cucamonga, Calif./Rivals250) recruitment rapport with Eugene, the vaunted linebacker has finally given himself a deadline to announce his commitment. This coming …

Recruiting Update: Oregon Leads the Pack to Secure Youngquist’s Talents

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News Linebackers headman, Erik Chinander, is rapidly becoming one of the Pac-12’s more formidable recruiters. The second-year coach has found his niche among the nation’s elite defenders. Last week, outside backer Bryce Youngquist (4-Star/Rancho Cucamonga, Calif./Rivlas250) indicated his program decision may come sooner than expected as Oregon continues to fill its depth chart of the future. A longtime target, Youngquist has gone …

Recruiting Strategy: Helfrich Has Ducks Building Momentum Quickly

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Things are good in Eugene these days. Not only is summer in full effect and the weather great, but the hometown Oregon Ducks are compiling a fantastic recruiting class that seems to continue to heat up as well. Last season, the Ducks finished with the No. 16-ranked recruiting class. The Ducks landed five-star defensive lineman Canton Kuamatule, the first five-star …

Oregon Football Recruiting Class of 2016 Will Break Into Top 10

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This is the best start to a recruiting class that Oregon has had in its football history. The potential greatness of the class of 2016 is due not only to the number of highly touted athletes that have committed to the Ducks, but also to the total number of commitments before Independence Day. Twelve verbal commitments before July 4th is a record …

Oregon Football Recruiting Analysis: Linebackers

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The importance of linebackers is somewhat unnoticeable until the unit becomes inefficient. The 2015 recruiting class saw Oregon bring in three linebackers — one true freshman inside linebacker, Fotu Leiato (who may end up on the outside, or even at safety), and two junior college outside linebackers, Jonah Moi and Paris Bostick. Obviously, there will be a need for outside linebackers in two …

Oregon 2016 Recruiting: UPDATE

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Bryce Youngquist This past week Bryce Youngquist, a 4-star inside linebacker from Rancho Cucamonga, Calif., [Ed. note: The school of former Duck Patrick Chung, now of the New England Patriots, attended. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Patrick_Chung ]  narrowed his decision on where he plans to play his college ball, down to 10 schools. Among the Ducks being a part of the top 10, Youngquist has also received offers …

Recruiting Update: Chinander Becoming Force

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Football Recruiting News Oregon linebackers coach Erik Chinander is finding himself in elite company as one of the West’s premier recruiters. The 35-year old coach is being linked to some of the nation’s top recruits as the 2016 cycle slowly rolls out of the gate. Just to the south, outsider linebacker Bryce Youngquist (4-Star/Rancho Cucamonga, CA/Rivals250) received an Oregon nod and …