Oregon Football Recruiting Analysis: Wild Week Awaits

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With less than a week left before national signing day, there are plenty of questions surrounding Oregon’s 2014 recruiting class.  The only guarantee is that the next seven days will be eventful, one way or another.  There are also seven names to keep an eye on during that time:  DT Trey Lealaimatafao, DT Rika Levi, DT Ratu Mafileo, S Matrell …

Recruiting Update: 6’8 Goliath Heading to Eugene on a Visit

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Football Recruiting News Life along the recruiting trail is beginning to reach a fevered pitch as signing day draws near.  Oregon’s 2014 class has seen some rocky moments over the last week but nonetheless figures to be one of the best in the country when all is said and done. Along with some familiar targets, the Ducks recently made moves …

Recruiting Analysis: Ducks Dodge Disaster

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When news broke that Don Pellum was going to be Oregon’s new defensive coordinator, a number of people asked me how it would affect recruiting.  ”It won’t,” I said, “the thing to watch is whether or not John Neal stays put.”  I was worried, since I knew that Neal really wanted that defensive coordinator position.  How would he react to …

Recruiting Update: Oregon Looking to Add JuJu to Mojo

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Football Recruiting Oregon put a capper on a season of change Monday night with a 30-7 drubbing of Texas.  While defensive coordinator Nick Aliotti’s departure dominated the Duck story lines, the fashion in which Oregon dismantled the storied program from the southwest, breathes new life into the late reaches of the 2013-14 recruiting cycle. Now officially the offseason, defensive backs …

Recruiting Update: Budda Looking to Enlighten Teammates?

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Football Recruiting Commitments This past Friday via Twitter, top 2014 Oregon target Budda Baker (4-Star/Bellevue, WA/Rivals100) made official what the masses expected, by announcing that he will don Lightning Yellow and Thunder Green. “I picked Oregon because it was a gut feeling, I just knew,” said Baker. “I felt real comfortable around the players and my host was Bralon Addison.  I felt …

Recruiting Update: Late Push Yielding Early Results in 2014?

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Kevin Cline Football Recruiting Visits Entering the twilight of the 2014 recruiting cycle, Oregon has made no bones about an unshakable desire to keep their tabbed recruits.  Now in mid-December, Oregon’s list of commits sits at 15 with several “still at-large” preps shoring up the final stages of their recruitment. This past weekend, longtime Oregon defensive back target Mattrell McGraw …

Recruiting Update: “Budda” to Make Long Awaited Visit

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Steve Francis Football Recruiting Visits Check out SB Nation’s Pacific Takes for my first Oregon Recruiting Q/A! For this writer, a Saturday spent inside the confines of Autzen Stadium will be a welcome relief following last Thursday.  Oregon, at home for two of next three weeks, will welcome arguably our biggest prep target of the 2014 class, athlete Budda Baker …

Recruiting Update: Oregon Raids Southwest for Top Drop-End

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Kevin Cline Football Recruiting Commitments Following the 42-14 drubbing of visiting UCLA, Oregon received news of a commitment from southwest-based defensive lineman/linebacker Justin Hollins (3-Star/Arlington, TX).  A longtime target of defensive coaches Ron Aiken and Don Pellum, Hollins, a stout 6-foot-5, 210 lbs., fits the mold of a young Dion Jordan and promises to follow in the footsteps of current drop-end Tony …

Recruiting Update: What Can Brown Do For You?

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Kevin Cline Football Recruiting Commitments Saturday, Oregon solidified a “Decade of Dominance” over its northern rival behind a Heisman-leading performance from quarterback Marcus Mariota.  Off the field, the Ducks’ resounding win produced a commitment from one of the top wide outs in the class of 2014 – route-runner Jalen Brown (4-Star/Phoenix, AZ/Rivals250). A 6-foot-2, 183 pound, jack-of-all-trades, Brown beats defenders with myriad talents.  …

Recruiting Update: The Wadood Abides . . .

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Steve Francis Football Recruiting Visits Oregon makes no secret its approach to multi-sport athletes; the more the merrier.  Past and current greats, the likes of Jordan Kent, and current Ducks Liz Brenner and Arik Armstead, are making names for themselves in multiple venues. Heading into the deluge that was Autzen Stadium two Saturdays past, Randall Cunningham Jr. (3-Star/Las Vegas, NV), the namesake of former NFL …

Recruiting Update: 5* Stanley Johnson — Nation’s Top Forward — to Visit

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Kevin Cline Football Recruiting Visits This past Saturday, a who’s who of elite high school stars made their way into Autzen Stadium and discovered what We, The Oregon Faithful already know; We’re fast . . . Really fast. One of those preps, heralded southwest defensive back John Plattenburg Jr., (3-Star/Houston, TX) had a preconceived idea of what to expect upon disembarking …

Recruiting Update: Ducks Impress “Honey Nut Berrios”

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Kevin Cline Football Recruiting Visits Oregon’s 66-3 showcase victory over the visiting “whatevers” proved equally decisive on the recruiting front. Cornerback Arrion Springs (4-Star/San Antonio, TX/Rivals250) and linebacker Tui Talia (4-Star/Pleasant Hill, CA) joined Oregon’s Big Board.  Offensive lineman Sam Jones (3-Star/Highlands Ranch, CO) and hybrid wide receiver Braxton Berrios (4-Star/Raleigh, NC) were in the Autzen stands, Saturday, in what could be …