Why Would Football Recruiting Be a Challenge at Oregon?

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Oregon is known as a winning-prone football team in the last decade, and should have no trouble recruiting elite high school players year in and year out. With 10 wins this season, the Ducks have their seventh straight 10-or-more-win season, which is tied for first with Alabama. The Tide is appealing to football recruits these days because of their massive …

Recruiting Update: Time Will (Marvell) Tell

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Football Recruiting Commitments This past weekend’s 62-13 bludgeoning of South Dakota came complete with a “Quack” from one of the west coast’s top preps. Tabbed athlete Malik Lovette (4-Star/Redlands, CA/Rivals250) committed to Mark Helfrich and Co. prior to Oregon’s Saturday night romp, further stacking speed with likes of fellow commits Taj Griffin (4-Star/Powder Springs, GA/Rivals100) and Travis Waller (4-Star/Anaheim, CA/Rivals100). News …

Recruiting Update: Ty Joins Taj

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Football Recruiting Visits Up-and-coming east coast product Jahque Alleyne (3-Star/Virginia Beach, VA) recently indicated that a cross-country visit is in the works. “I don’t know the dates yet, but (a visit to) Oregon (is going to happen),” said Alleyne. At 6-foot-1, 180 lbs., Alleyne has taken snaps all over the field, but shines brightest on the edge as a wide …

Recruiting Update: “Taj-ma-Wall” Working on 4-Star Merritt

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Football Recruiting News Recently-minted Oregon commit Travis Waller (4-Star/Anaheim, Cal./Rivals250) entered July with something to prove. Even in the highly scrutinized world of prep recruiting, a large contingent of fans and pundits had yet to cast their evaluation on the Duck’s new signal caller. That all changed this past week. Waller not only turned heads, but led his 7-on-7 Apocalypse …

Recruiting Update: Griffin Runs 4.34/40 at The Opening

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Football Recruiting News Recent Oregon commit Travis Waller (4-Star/Anaheim, CA/Rivals250) is silencing any remaining critics about the game he intends to bring to Oregon. The 6-foot-2, 195 lb. dual-threat has been turning at heads the Elite 11 quaterback camp held this past weekend at Nike’s Beaverton campus. “When you watch the ball (come out of his hand), he delivers it …

Recruiting Update: Oregon Tripping Air-Raid Sirens

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Football Recruiting News Oregon’s push into the summer camp cycle is gaining momentum as one of the west coast’s top linebackers, Cameron Smith (4-Star/Granite Bay, CA) is slated to visit over Memorial Day weekend.  The 6-foot-2, 240 lb. “Mike” defender is said to be interested in the Ducks after an offer was extended March 3. Oregon’s no stranger to prying recruits …

Recruiting Update: Oregon Raids Georgia Top 2015 RB

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  Football Recruiting Commitments Oregon pulled one of its greatest recruiting strokes in program history when top-ranked 2015 all-purpose back Taj Griffin (4-Star/Powder Springs, GA/Rivals100) announced that he will don Lightning Yellow and Thunder Green following his senior campaign. “Oregon was just it for me,” said Griffin.  ”I knew it was the place for me when I visited.  I loved …

Oregon Football Recruiting Analysis: It’s Still About the Offense

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The Oregon football program is not regarded as a defensive juggernaut.  An elite defense wasn’t the catalyst behind the evolution of the Oregon brand.  In this new era of Oregon football, where fans expect championship runs, the offense seems almost to have become an after-thought.  Improving the defense has become the focal point of radio pundits and TV personalities.  Let’s …

Recruiting Update: 2015 Class on the Horizon

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Steve Francis Football Recruiting Recruiting Trail Just hours following the latest edition of the War, head coach Mark Helfrich and Co. hit the road for the postseason recruiting cycle.  With another regular season in the books, Oregon will begin shoring up our 2014 class and look to the future as high school juniors transition into their final prep campaign. His …

Recruiting Update: Ducks Snag Top In-State Prep

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Kevin Cline Football Recruiting Commitments Over the weekend, Oregon headman Mark Helfrich received an in-state recruiting boost as top local prep Henry Mondeaux (3-Star/Portland, OR) committed to the Ducks after an extended recruiting rapport. “I was ready to commit,” said Mondeaux.  “I had been narrowing it down during the season and it was tough.  I wanted to make sure I …