Chris Seisay: Unsung Hero

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Going into half time of the Michigan State game, things were looking grim. MSU was leading 27-18, and the defense was having a difficult time holding the Spartans back. Connor Cook seemed unstoppable — — Cut to promising RS freshman, Chris Seisay — standing on the sidelines, unable to do anything to help his team. He watched as hopes for a future …

According to Neal, Defense Can Only Do So Much

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To the average fan, Oregon looked good this past Saturday. Our offense dominated, Ifo made some great plays, and we got to watch the UCLA head coach and defensive coordinator share a moment of passion. But for those of you who watched the game the way I did, you saw something else. You saw our defense get torched by a good, …

Recruiting Update: Time Will (Marvell) Tell

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Football Recruiting Commitments This past weekend’s 62-13 bludgeoning of South Dakota came complete with a “Quack” from one of the west coast’s top preps. Tabbed athlete Malik Lovette (4-Star/Redlands, CA/Rivals250) committed to Mark Helfrich and Co. prior to Oregon’s Saturday night romp, further stacking speed with likes of fellow commits Taj Griffin (4-Star/Powder Springs, GA/Rivals100) and Travis Waller (4-Star/Anaheim, CA/Rivals100). News …

Recruiting Update: Speed on the Edge

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Football Recruiting Visits We’re only three days away, Duck Faithful — three days! While business will be taken care of on the field, Oregon will look to solidify a strong pull on a key recruit who will be in Eugene this coming weekend. New target wide receiver Jaylinn Hawkins (4-Star/Buena Park, CA) is confirmed to be in the mix for …

Recruiting Update: Ty Joins Taj

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Football Recruiting Visits Up-and-coming east coast product Jahque Alleyne (3-Star/Virginia Beach, VA) recently indicated that a cross-country visit is in the works. “I don’t know the dates yet, but (a visit to) Oregon (is going to happen),” said Alleyne. At 6-foot-1, 180 lbs., Alleyne has taken snaps all over the field, but shines brightest on the edge as a wide …

Juwaan Williams: The All-Around Athlete

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Juwaan Williams is a long way from home. Almost 3,000 miles away to be semi-exact. However, the distance hasn’t stopped him from making a big impression — on the Ducks. Williams hails from Tucker, Georgia, an unincorporated community in the northern part of the state. There, he attended the aptly named Tucker High School and became a star athlete. The …

Oregon Lockes up Waller

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Football Recruiting Commitments Yesterday morning, Oregon received some much needed news after several disappointing months on the quarterback front.  Dual threat Travis Waller (4-Star/Anaheim, CA/Rivals250) committed to Mark Helfrich and Co. amid a long recruiting rapport that saw the Ducks offer Waller on June 21st. A long rumored Oregon lean, the 6-foot-2, 195 lb. do-it-all quarterback announced his decision via …

Recruiting Update: Barnett an Oregon Lock?

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Football Recruiting News He can be described as the biggest commit to “See Green” late in the game since De’Anthony Thomas. Quarterback Blake Barnett (4-Star/Corona, Ca/Rivals100) made a surprise visit to Oregon earlier this month and following what has been described as a perfect visit to Eugene, decommitted from a lengthy verbal nod to Notre Dame. Oregon now appears to be …

Recruiting Update: All Eyes on Murray

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  Football Recruiting News Swirling rumors will finally be put to rest as the nation’s top dual-threat quarterback, Kyler Murray (4-Star/Allen, TX/Rivals100), will announce his program decision later today. The southwest phenom accounted for 57 touchdowns during his junior season and will attempt to lead his team to their third-straight state title this coming year. While only 5-foot-11, 175 lbs., …

Taj Just the First of Oregon’s Southeast Steals?

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  Football Recruiting Commitments Saturday’s “Salute the Day” spring game had more than on-field revelations as several recruits made their own headlines.  Long time Oregon target Shane Lemieux (NR/Yakima, WA) verbally committed to Steve Greatwood  & Co. after what was a fantastic weekend visit. “I’ve always thought Oregon was my favorite,” said Lemieux.  ”I sat down with the staff in …

Recruiting Update: Oregon Raiding Inland Along the Coast

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Football Recruiting Offers Jack-of-all-trades athlete Stephen Johnson III (4-Star/San Leandro, CA) is catching fire heading into his senior summer.  While recently discovered by the Oregon faithful, Johnson III appears to have been on wide receivers coach Matt Lubick’s wish list for some time.  Toward the end of last week, the Ducks’ coaching staff made good on their promise and extended …

Oregon Football Recruiting Analysis: Grading the Class

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National LOI signing day is a lot like Christmas for those of us who follow recruiting. A few of us have rich parents and expect the world, while others come from blue collar families.  All of us wake up early and wait in agony for mom and dad to come downstairs so that we can start opening presents.  Sometimes, we …