Was Oregon’s Big Recruiting Weekend a Bust?

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The spring game was billed as maybe the biggest recruiting event in Oregon history. Top prospects from across the country were courted like kings, as Oregon looked to move back into the upper echelon of the recruiting rankings. ScoopDuck predicted that the Ducks would come out of the weekend with as many as nine new commits, more than tripling the …

Oregon Is Rolling out the Red Carpet for Major Recruiting Weekend

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This past weekend, the Ducks hosted a bunch of high-ranking recruiting prospects — including an unexpected surprise — in what turned out to be a very eventful couple of days. But this upcoming weekend is even more critical. With loads of premier prospects scheduled to visit, the weekend of the spring game has become one of the largest recruiting events …

Is Oregon’s 2020 Recruiting Class in Trouble?

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There’s a bit of concern surrounding the Ducks’ 2020 recruiting class. Right now, the Ducks rank 33rd in 247Sports’ composite rankings, behind the likes of Iowa State, Boston College and BYU. For a team that ranked in the top 10 in the previous cycle, it seems problematic that the Ducks haven’t even cracked the top 25 in this year’s go …

Recruiting Update: Elite Prospect Calls Oregon His “Dream School”

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Recruiting is a funny business. Many prospects prefer to keep things close to the vest and aren’t comfortable with the media circus that their play draws. Others welcome the limelight and use their high-profile statuses to build their brands and tour schools across the country. Trinity Christian, Tex. cornerback Dwight McGlothern definitely falls into the latter category. Most recruits are …

Recruiting Update: Are the Ducks on QUACK WATCH?

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The start of spring football marks a critical point on the recruiting calendar. It’s one of the busiest times of the year, as prospects use this time to travel across the country and see what each program has to offer. The Ducks have already kicked things into gear, with over a dozen prospects expected to make the trip to Eugene …

Recruiting Update: The Avantae Williams Saga

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While fans waited in anticipation as the Ducks finished off their 2019 recruiting class, the coaches on staff were busy laying the groundwork for the 2020 class behind the scenes. Their diligence paid off, as the Ducks already have a couple of commitments for the 2020 cycle. The headliner is Deeland, Fla. athlete Avantae Williams: a 5’11, 170-lb. missile who …

Recruiting Update: Finding the Quarterback of the Future

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By now, Duck fans are well aware that Mario Cristobal is an ace recruiter. At Alabama, Cristobal was named the 2015 “Recruiter of the Year” by both Rivals.com and 247Sports. Four years later, he’s still going strong, securing the Ducks’ best-ever recruiting class this offseason. But he won’t spend the next six months resting on his laurels. Recruiting is a year-round …

The Ducks Can Recruit Like a Blue Blood, but Can They Play Like One?

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For years, no matter how successful the Ducks were on the field, they were never able to break through in recruiting. They attracted their share of talent, but they failed to put together the truly exceptional classes that define the blue bloods of the sport. It’s safe to say that now, with the sixth-best recruiting class in the country, including …

Ducks Welcome Premier Athlete Addison to Eugene

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Oregon football recently augmented its 2018 recruiting class with the late addition of Bryan Addison from Gardena, California. The versatile defensive back/wide receiver from Junipero Serra High School was rated the No. 1 Athlete (247sports.com composite rankings) in the country in this last recruiting cycle. Serra High School has long been considered a pipeline to USC with notable alumni Robert Woods, …

How the Ducks Are Building a Recruiting Powerhouse

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The Oregon Ducks’ blistering recruiting pace has put college football teams across the country on notice. Currently, the Ducks’ 2019 class ranks fifth in the country and first in the PAC-12. And they are in great position to land some of the top remaining prospects. Much praise has been given coach Mario Cristobal and his staff for the job they’ve done so …

Is the Golden Age of Oregon Football Coming to an End?

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The Oregon Ducks have lost their edge. Fans know it. Opponents know it. And, most importantly, the rest of the country knows it. At the start of the decade, the Ducks were undeniably the coolest team in the land. They captured the hearts of fans from all over the country, creating a culture based on trailblazing innovation and effortless style. …

Oregon Ducks Football: Explosive Wide Out — Isaah Crocker

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One of the most intriguing prospects from the Oregon Ducks 2018 recruiting cycle is Inderkum High School wide receiver Isaah Crocker from Sacramento, California. Crocker also played basketball in addition to starring on the football team for the Tigers. A Top-300 recruit and a consensus 4-star performer, he played primarily wide receiver. However. he also found success returning kicks and …