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 …

Oregon Football Recruiting Analysis: Closing Out the 2015 Class

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With limited official visits Coach Mark Helfrich is making the most with what he’s got, but is running out of time. The Ducks may have three more commitments available for this 2015 recruiting cycle after getting two commitments in the last week.  Signing day is February 4th and that leaves little time for Coach Helfrich and staff to attempt to snag …

Oregon Football Recruiting: Dominating Defenses Win Recruiting Battles

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When the Oregon Ducks stifled the Top 20 offense of the Arizona Wildcats in the Pac-12 Conference Championship game, America saw a side of the Oregon defense that hasn’t been there all year. This was the focused, well-coached defense that played 59 minutes and 55 seconds (The last five seconds is when Arizona’s third-string quarterback ran into the end zone …

Oregon Football Is Making Recruiting Easier

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Recruiting at the University of Oregon has not always been a snap when it comes to getting the elite high school players in the country. The Ducks’ consistency in winning has been an effective recruiting tool; however, winning a first national title would help eliminate any doubt about how good Oregon really is. Oregon is making a name for itself …

Recruiting Update: Oregon adds Chain and Buck

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Football Recruiting Commitments Continuing a hastened march to an inaugural playoff berth, Oregon trashed the ever-changing tree (palm – circa 2014) 45-16. Off the field, the Ducks continued to lumberjack their way to the top in the form of two fresh commitments coming by way of defensive end Canton Kaumatule (4-Star/Honolulu, HI/Rivals250) and class of 2016 wide receiver Dillon Mitchell …

Oregon’s Uncharted Territory in Football Recruiting

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While the 2014 college football season is currently reaching the height of recruiting for the class of 2015, Oregon also has interesting features in planning for the 2016 class. There will be two high school juniors in attendance for the Stanford game on November 1st. With two commits already in this class and potentially one more announcing by the end …

Recruiting Update: Saw Gas by the Barrel

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Football Recruiting Visits We, The Oregon Faithful, have had this weekend’s clash with the Stanford “treebark” on our minds for many months now. A resounding win will not only restore public opinion in Oregon’s hold on the Pac-12 but also drive nails in solidifying several key recruits. The official visit list for Nov. 1 reads of super stardom. Among the …

Oregon’s No. 2 Ranking … and What It Means For Recruiting

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It’s still too early in the college football season to know the future of the Ducks, but all the same, it’s exciting they have a chance to be in the top four reaching the playoffs each week. But for Oregon, that isn’t the only thing to look forward to, and the increasingly positive rankings could have even better side-effects. This …

Oregon Football Recruiting Analysis: Who is Knocking on Oregon’s Door?

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While the 2014 college football season has just begun, this time also marks the second half of the recruiting season. This is the time of year that recruiting really heats up and high school seniors take their official visits to schools of interest. Oregon historically does its best recruiting during the football season after having its best recruiting preseason ever. So, …

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 …

Oregon Football Recruiting Analysis: How Does Autonomy Change the Recruiting Game?

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A widespread change might be in place for football. The National Collegiate Athletic Association recently voted in favor of giving the five “power conferences” autonomy, to allow the student-athletes to participate in governing the entity they are bound in playing for at a Division I university. If sustained by the end of October, 2014, how will this affect the recruiting …

Recruiting Update: Green to go Thunder Green?

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Football Recruiting News While still a year away, quarterback Seth Green (4-Star/Woodbury, MN/Rivals250) is already Oregon’s prime target heading into the 2016 recruiting cycle. Green’s rapport with the Ducks, most specifically offensive coordinator Scott Frost, ramped-up significantly at the end of July when an offer came down the pipe. “(Oregon) told me I’m the first quarterback they have offered in my …