Recruiting Update: Big Prospects on the way as Signing Day Approaches

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Just as surely as Oregon Men’s Basketball has established a winning culture around Matthew Knight Arena, the football program is set to bring its recruiting game to a whole new level. Head coach Willie Taggart has brought in some incredible talent at the coaching positions, along with elite defensive recruits. National Signing Day is Feb. 1, and there is still a …

National Signing Day: Oregon Finishes with 16th-Best Class

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According to the oregon.247sports.com recruiting rankings, Oregon finished 16th overall in this year’s recruiting war. The spot is good for third in the Pac-12, behind No. 2 USC, and No. 7 UCLA. For a full list of rankings, click here. To sum things up, Oregon nailed a very good recruiting class. Based on history, the Ducks usually build a strong recruiting class, but …

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 …

Recruiting Revolution- Class of 2015 Continues to Impress

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National signing day is officially over, but the Ducks appear to be just getting started.  You may have noticed the Ducks getting a steady influx of beastly recruits over the past few months, both on the gridiron and the hardwood.  Your eyes do not deceive you.  Oregon has been racking up talent left and right along the way to the 14th …

Oregon Loses Big Recruit to Texas

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Pretend you are a kid on Christmas. All you can think about is getting that toy you have been begging for since the beginning of the year. Imagine your parents saying you would be getting that toy, only to walk down to the tree morning of, and realize the toy isn’t there. National Signing Day is considered by many to …

Recruiting Update: It’s Finally Here!

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Football Recruiting News UPDATE: NOONPST 16 of the 17 HARD COMMITS have signed LOIs with Oregon. Still waiting on transfer linebacker Paris Bostick (3-Star/Tampa, FL). See official list here. Oregon has five early-enrollees and 17 confirmed hard commitments as of 5 PM PST this past Tuesday night. While there could be some fireworks early this morning, expect Oregon’s recruiting class …

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 …

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 …

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 …

Just One More Recruit: Iman Marshall

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One of the most amazing aspects about this year’s Oregon team has been their ability to overcome injuries. Lost to significant injuries this season have been starting left tackle Tyler Johnstone, starting right tackle Jake Fisher, primary backup offensive tackle Andre Yruretagoyena, starting wide receiver Bralan Addison, running back Thomas Tyner, starting tight end Pharoh Brown, All-American cornerback Ifo Ekpre-Olomu, …

Duck Recruiting — Evaluate the Meal, Not the Ingredients

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Two of the signature days on the football calendar brought the season to a close last week.  The first was last Sunday in the form of the Super Bowl, sport’s biggest spectacle, but also one of the truest meritocracies; the team that executes better on the field wins, and does so by presumably having the best combination of player talent …

College Football Nation: SEC Rules and SEC! SEC! SEC!

Jeff Hostetler FishWrap, FishWrap Archive 4 Comments

First off, it has been a busy week for me.  Not so much with National Signing Day (NSD) and paying attention to recruiting but more on the family aspect.  My wife and I welcomed our 2nd child on February 1st.  I know she will be a great child because she was born before the Super Bowl, allowing me to not …