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 …

Scott’s Turf: Unofficial Destruction of Recruiting

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  “Inebriate of air am I, And debauchee of dew, Reeling, through endless summer days, From inns of molten blue.” This is the second stanza from Emily Dickinson’s “Poem # 214.” Often referred to by the first line of the first stanza, this poem delves into what provides happiness to the soul. The voice of the poem is drunk on …

Oregon Lockes up Waller

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Football Recruiting Commitments Yesterday morning, Oregon received some much needed news after several disappointing months on the quarterback front.  Dual threat Travis Waller (4-Star/Anaheim, CA/Rivals250) committed to Mark Helfrich and Co. amid a long recruiting rapport that saw the Ducks offer Waller on June 21st. A long rumored Oregon lean, the 6-foot-2, 195 lb. do-it-all quarterback announced his decision via …

Recruiting Update: We Got Ifo, Why Not Ofo?

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Football Recruiting Commitments Oregon received a startling, yet not necessarily unexpected commitment in recent visitor Alex Ofodile (4-Star/Columbia, MO/Rivals250). A mid-west standout at wide receiver, Ofodile made the trek out west to visit the Ducks this past weekend. “It was definitely where I felt most comfortable,” said Ofodile. “I loved the facilities and all of that, but I just got …

Recruiting Update: Helfrich’s March to the Sea

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Football Recruiting News Oregon’s reach into the deep south gained even more momentum with a recent development coming by way of defensive end Arden Key (4-Star/Atlanta, GA).  While previously committed to South Carolina, Key opted to open his recruitment and tabbed the Ducks as his team of choice heading into the summer. “Oregon offers the best opportunity for me and my …

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: Scarlett to Don Hometown Green?

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Football Recruiting Offers Less than a week into the 2015 recruiting cycle, Oregon extended a slew of offers to preps both near and far in an effort to get out in front amongst the newly-cultivated recruiting landscape. Local phenom and 2013 Oregon 6A state title-winning running back Cameron Scarlett (3-Star/Portland, OR) received his Ducks nod late last week and is drawing …