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 …

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 Analysis: The Truth About Rankings and a Full Class Prediction

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Kevin Cline If you’re expecting Oregon to finish high in the recruiting rankings this year, then prepare to be disappointed.  Last week, I went against popular opinion and explained why I thought Oregon would be taking a relatively small 2014 recruiting class.  Now it looks like they might take an even smaller class than I suspected. On Tuesday, Justin Hopkins …

Recruiting Update: Oregon Commit Mahalak King of Elite 11

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Football Recruiting News Quarterback and recent Oregon commit Morgan Mahalak (3-Star/Kentfield, CA) is quickly gaining fame around the summer circuit camp water cooler. At the latest edition of Nike’s Elite 11 showcase, Mahalak was named top performer and garnered praise from Super Bowl winning signal-caller Trent Dilfer. “Morgan had a very good day. Lots of energy in his body. My …

Recruiting Update: Spring Game Weekend Leaves Recruits Awestruck

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Football Recruiting Visits While the Class of 2012 made their mark on the field, members of the 2014 recruiting pool looked on with amazement at the latest edition of the military-themed Oregon spring game.  Tabbed athlete Devante Downs (4-Star/Lynnwood, WA/Rivals250), quarterback Morgan Mahalak (3-Star/Kentfield, CA), linebacker Zach Brown (3-Star/San Deigo, CA), and lineman Sam Jones (3-Star/Highlands Ranch, CO) all visited and …

Recruiting Update: Quarterback eyes Oregon

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Football Recruiting Visits/Offers A somewhat quieter front on the recruiting trail, Oregon’s D-Line brass made waves offering in-state talent Henry Mondeaux (3-Star/Portland, OR) and southwestern-based Jalen Jelks (3-Star/Phoenix, AZ).  “I was down in Eugene Saturday and I spent I think around 10 or 11 hours around the school and football team,” said the 6’5″, 245 lb. Mondeaux.  “I watched practice …