Oregon Football Recruiting: Dominating Defenses Win Recruiting Battles

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When the Oregon Ducks stifled the Top 20 offense of the Arizona Wildcats in the Pac-12 Conference Championship game, America saw a side of the Oregon defense that hasn’t been there all year. This was the focused, well-coached defense that played 59 minutes and 55 seconds (The last five seconds is when Arizona’s third-string quarterback ran into the end zone …

Recruiting Update: Preps Watch “11-Straight”

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Football Recruiting Visits Oregon’s 11th straight victory over the “not-so-noisy northern neighbors” paid big dividends along the recruiting trail as several big names were in town to take in the spectacle that is Autzen Stadium. Among the visitors, tabbed athlete Tevis Bartlett (3-Star/Cheyenne, WY) found himself smack in the middle of Oregon’s plan going forward. “Coach (Don) Pellum and coach …

“So You’re Telling Me There’s a Chance”

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With “Husky Hate Week” nearing its end, there is a list of prep stars who will be visiting Eugene on Saturday, to watch Washington take on the Ducks. With that list, there is some great talent that may end up choosing Oregon over all the other picks. Before you start thinking this is unrealistic, here are some things to consider: …

Recruiting Update: “Abominable Snowman” Set to Visit Oregon

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Football Recruiting Visits Fueled by Heisman-frontrunner Marcus Mariota, the Ducks rolled over hapless Wyoming, 48-14, in Autzen Stadium. In attendance was longtime Oregon-connected linebacker Mike Tafua (3-Star/Honolulu, HI) and per our friends at DuckTerritory, may be poised to flip a previously held commitment to BYU in favor of the Ducks. Standing 6-foot-3, 225 lbs., Tafua is the hard-nosed, sideline-to-sideline defender …

Oregon Football Recruiting Analysis: Who is Knocking on Oregon’s Door?

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While the 2014 college football season has just begun, this time also marks the second half of the recruiting season. This is the time of year that recruiting really heats up and high school seniors take their official visits to schools of interest. Oregon historically does its best recruiting during the football season after having its best recruiting preseason ever. So, …