All You Need to Know About Oregon Football Recruiting

Jason Fowler Recruiting 2 Comments

Last month I touched on a recruiting topic that I decided to expand upon in this article. I stated that “the success of Oregon does not come from a big group of the highest-rated prospects.” Oregon’s success is unlike many programs that find success on the field only when their recruiting has success. Oregon is known for signing athletes who fit the system …

Recruiting Update: Knott Tied Up in Knots

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News Originally slated to make his program choice later this afternoon, Oregon’s top uncommitted defensive back target Nigel Knott (4-Star/Madison, Miss./Rivals100) has delayed his announcement. Following what appeared to be an eye-opening visit to Eugene over the weekend, Knott has been given much to ponder as his collegiate career edges ever closer. Many thought it would take a lot to sway …

Recruiting Update: Defensive Backs on the Rise

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News Lost in the knee-jerk reaction of this weekend’s miscue is the undeniable fact that Oregon’s secondary has turned a corner — no pun intended. Oregon’s youth in the defensive backfield held Michigan State quarterback, Connor Cook, to a meager 192 yards through the air and picked the senior on a second-quarter drive into Oregon territory. While the goal remains at …

The Collapse of Oregon Football Recruiting?

Jason Fowler FishWrap, FishWrap Archive, Recruiting 13 Comments

The Oregon Ducks have lost two major commitments for the 2016 class in the last two weeks or so. Is the program falling apart? Is the end of Oregon’s success coming to an end? Is it time to panic? Will the Ducks ever sign another 5-star again? Whoa! Slow down there buddy! This is NOT the collapse of Oregon football …

Recruiting Strategy: Two Remaining Questions While We Wait

Nik Brownlee FishWrap, FishWrap Archive, Recruiting 5 Comments

Fall camp is underway, and things have slowed on the recruiting trail. The Oregon coaching staff is now focused on developing the current roster in preparation for the upcoming season. We know, however, the recruiting game never fully stops in college football. Just over a month ago, the Ducks picked up verbal commits from a pair of four-star athletes in linebacker LaMar Winston (Portland, …

Recruiting Strategy: Helfrich Has Ducks Building Momentum Quickly

Nik Brownlee FishWrap, FishWrap Archive 6 Comments

Things are good in Eugene these days. Not only is summer in full effect and the weather great, but the hometown Oregon Ducks are compiling a fantastic recruiting class that seems to continue to heat up as well. Last season, the Ducks finished with the No. 16-ranked recruiting class. The Ducks landed five-star defensive lineman Canton Kuamatule, the first five-star …

Oregon Football Recruiting Class of 2016 Will Break Into Top 10

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This is the best start to a recruiting class that Oregon has had in its football history. The potential greatness of the class of 2016 is due not only to the number of highly touted athletes that have committed to the Ducks, but also to the total number of commitments before Independence Day. Twelve verbal commitments before July 4th is a record …

Oregon Football Recruiting Analysis: Duck Future Looks Bright

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If Oregon Ducks football recruiting was put on that rating website, hotornot.com, its average score would be well over nine. It’s not just West-Coasters that show tons of interest in Oregon. Athletes all over the country are eyeing the likelihood of playing for Coach Mark Helfrich. The 2015 recruiting class brought in some great talent. None of the film was any …

Recruiting Update: Neal Pulling A Double Knott?

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Football Recruiting Offers With spring practice in full swing, the attention of the the Oregon brass has shifted to seemingly tedious day-to-day balancing of on-field re-tooling and stockpiling for the the future. High school preps are beginning their own pre-summer practices, seeing several elite camps produce early-cycle headlines. Deep in the South, longtime Oregon-connected defensive back Nigel Knott (4-Star/Madison, MS/Rivals250) punched …

Oregon to Tie The Knott Because of Nike?

Noah Smith FishWrap, FishWrap Archive 3 Comments

Oregon Ducks recruit Nigel Knott, a CB from Mississippi, was named the MVP of the New Orleans Nike Opening Regional. For those of you who don’t know, The Opening is a combine-like event that is hosted by Nike for high school athletes. The Opening consists of regional competitions around the country from which the top 150 recruits are selected to …