Evaluation: Hard Hitting Strong Safety Steve Stephens

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The Oregon Ducks football team signed one of the best safety tandems in all of college football in 2018 recruiting cycle: Jevon Holland from Bishop O’Dowd High School in Oakland, California, and Steve Stephens from Edison High School in Fresno, California. Although both of these athletes are similar in size and athleticism, we’re going to focus on Stephens in this …

Oregon 2016 Recruiting: UPDATE

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Bryce Youngquist This past week Bryce Youngquist, a 4-star inside linebacker from Rancho Cucamonga, Calif., [Ed. note: The school of former Duck Patrick Chung, now of the New England Patriots, attended. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Patrick_Chung ]  narrowed his decision on where he plans to play his college ball, down to 10 schools. Among the Ducks being a part of the top 10, Youngquist has also received offers …

Oregon to Tie The Knott Because of Nike?

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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 …

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 …