Cristobal Can Set “Triple Crown” Recruiting Records THIS YEAR

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So the Ducks have another disjointed football recruiting year? Lovely. Last year, the new staff and did the best they could in a short period of time and put together a great class, but this year was set up to be an epic LOI (Letter of Intent) day in February. After looking at the fall-out of verbal commits and considering …

Football Recruiting Observations from the INSIDE of Saturday Night Live

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If you missed the inaugural Saturday Night Live July 29 in Autzen Stadium, you missed a great day for die-hard Ducks fans. Nevertheless, if you weren’t there, FishDuck.com still has you covered with some recruiting analyses of a few players and some other tasty tidbits. By now everyone has seen the fruits of Oregon’s SNL. Four players committed prior to the actual …

Oregon’s Countdown to a RECRUITING RECORD

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You are as stunned as I am. We as Oregon fans cannot believe what the Willie Taggart staff is doing with football recruiting, as we are experiencing our own recruiting Nirvana, Valhalla, Duck Elysium or whatever your description for a result often dreamed of, but never thought was possible. Our beloved Ducks have 22 verbals on August 6th, with 11 of …

Saturday Night Live Recruiting Camp at Oregon is Buzzing

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The University of Oregon football coaches will have one last summer camp before August, when they host the Saturday Night Live recruiting camp on Saturday afternoon, July 29. The exciting part about this camp is it is free and open to the public. That’s right! No charge! The football staff wants to get the word out about this event so the fans can …

Ducks Football Recruiting Is In Good Hands

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As I reflect on the weekend of Oregon’s Spring Game at the end of April, I wonder if there has ever before been such a successful three-day stint of verbal commitments in the history of Ducks football. Possibly in the month of February with Signing Day surprises, but in April? How did this all come about with a completely revamped …

For Darrian McNeal, Football is More Than a Game, and Taggart Is More Than a Coach

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Relationships with coaches and teammates is something that transcends all sports. The bond between player and coach can have a lasting impact on both parties. Even though Willie Taggart hasn’t even officially coached him yet, 3-star wide receiver Darrian McNeal has faith in his bond with Taggart. A Man Amongst Men It all began when McNeal, who played at Armwood High …

Deommodore Lenoir Is Coming … and Is Here To Stay

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Each year in the land of college football recruiting, there always seems to be at least one recruit who is a headline grabber. Whether it’s for his words or actions, the spotlight just seems to be on him. This year, that spotlight has been on 4-star athlete Deommodore Lenoir. Not just because he is one of the best players outright in the 2017 …

Jaylon Redd Is an Impact Waiting to Happen

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As a fan of college football, it’s sometimes easy to get lost in the sheer number of recruits and analyses given by coaches and teams during the off season. It can be hard to sort through the noise when sometimes all a dedicated fan wants to know is who is going to make plays next season. Who is going to be …

Oregon Ducks Recruiting Update: Top-Ranked Prep Transfers to Eugene

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Football Recruiting Amid a flurry of offers and developments along the recruiting trail, Oregon has scored a major “victory of the future” and is now in the driver’s seat for perhaps its biggest recruiting get to date. Top-ranked dual-threat quarterback Michael Johnson Jr. (4-Star/Eugene, OR), son of newly minted Oregon receivers coach, Michael Sr., has transferred to Sheldon High School in …

Recruiting Update: 2017 Recruits Will Not Quit on Taggart

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The recruiting period is over, and now it’s time to analyze and reflect on the 2017 class. Incredibly, in the midst of doubt and scrutiny, coach Willie Taggart and his staff assembled a very respectable class in just seven weeks. It’s no secret that the headline recruits were the defensive ones, and they deserve a lot of recognition. Having young …

Pac-12 Analysts and Taggart’s Surprising “Reverse Vetting”

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Can you believe the Oregon news these days? Even in the slow days of March, we have things to feel a little down about, news that is incredible and an item that Mr. FishDuck has been pondering. Let’s get to it, my fellow Duck fans! Be Proud of the Unknown From Men’s Basketball … Yup … the loss in the Pac-12 …

Justin Hopkins: The Guru of Oregon Recruiting Returns!

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My friends, I work with all the sites dedicated to Oregon football, but one man really stood out in being able to find information that no one else could, especially in the Oregon Football Recruiting world. Justin Hopkins has simply been incredible for Oregon fans and so much of the recruiting information you read on these pages came from him …