Oregon Football Recruiting Analysis: Evaluating the Class of 2015

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If you are looking on the Parade All-America Team for members of the newest class of Oregon Ducks, you will not find a single name representing the Ducks on the list.  However, Oregon still signed a class that ranks in the top 20 nationally. Head coach Mark Helfrich knows where the needs of the team will be in the near future …

Ducks’ Recruiting Class Stockpiling Weapons

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National Signing Day is tomorrow. Recruits nationwide will decide which college they will attend, and teams’ recruiting classes will begin to solidify. The Ducks already received signed letters of intent from five players, including five-star defensive lineman Canton Kaumatule, so this class is shaping up to be one of the best in Oregon history. Currently, the Ducks have the No. 14th-ranked …

Top Three Oregon Recruits of the Class of 2015

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Within the last couple of days, Oregon’s coaching staff has been on high alert in terms of recruiting players that they believe will be important to their team down the road. As the Ducks have recruited some outstanding high school standouts, three emerge as the most critical to the success of the football program. 1. Canton Kaumatule (Five-star prospect according …

What to Look for in the Days Leading to National Signing Day

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One of the biggest days in college football is right around the corner - National Signing Day. This year pinned on February 4th, the most highly touted players will make it official as to where they will be taking their talents for 2015-16. Schools have been vying for them for months, sometime even years for top recruits. In the case of the Oregon …

Hawaii and The Oregon Ducks

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Recruiting is the life-blood of college football. Coaches work almost year round to convince players to buy into their program and get the kids to believe that their school is the best fit for them. Many elite programs have the luxury of recruiting top-notch in-state athletes, but Oregon has no such luxury. To begin, Oregon is an elite program. The …

Another Mariota Headed to Eugene

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Late last night, Marcus Mariota’s younger brother, Matthew Mariota, announced his intention to sign with the Ducks on National Signing Day on February 4. Matthew earned All-State honors this past season playing defensive end for St. Louis High School, the same school Marcus attended. The younger Mariota checks in at 6’3, 230 lbs, which is small for a defensive end at …

Ducks Land First Five Star

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Oregon’s 2015 recruiting class just got its first five-star recruit, according to ESPN and Scout.com, and it didn’t even take a flipped prospect or a new commitment. Punahou School Defensive End and Oregon verbal commit Canton Kaumatule picked up his fifth star last Wednesday, making him officially the best prospect in the Ducks’ current class. Kaumatule’s physical tools were impossible to argue (the kid …

Oregon Extends Offer to Top 100 Linebacker

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Hot off an appearance in the first-ever College Football Playoff National Championship, Mark Helfrich and staff have not wasted anytime in building the Ducks’ already outstanding recruiting class. Earlier today, 247sports.com reported that Oregon has extended an offer to Top 100 linebacker Josh Smith. Smith is considered by many to be one of the best linebacker recruits in the country this year. The 6’3, 230-pound …

Recruiting Update: Oregon Goes to Camp

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Football Recruiting News With Oregon making its final preparations for a mid-afternoon clash with Florida State on New Year’s Day in the Rose Bowl, several future Ducks are shaking the rust for their final moments in prep pads. Quarterback Travis Waller (4-Star/Anaheim, CA/Rivals100), running back Taj Griffin* (4-Star/Powder Springs, GA/Rivals100) and offensive lineman Zach Okun (4-Star/Newbury Park, CA/Rivals250) will don …

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 …

The Oregon Ducks’ Hawaiian Pipeline

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In this video, FishDuck.com’s foreign correspondent, British Columbia-based Randy Morse (aka The Fool on the Hill) talks about the seemingly constant flow of outstanding football players from the Aloha State to Eugene. Top photo Vince Cavalaio via Getty Images

Recruiting Update: The Thunder to Canton’s Lightning

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Football Recruiting News Friday night, Oregon put the whole nation on alert with a 51-13 demolition of southwest foe Arizona. Across the Pacific, longtime Duck target Rex Manu (3-Star/Mililani, HI) tuned in for the air-show put on by Heisman finalist Marcus Mariota. A day later, he made his first step to joining Ron Aiken’s two-deep on Oregon’s defensive line. “Oregon is …