Oregon Football Recruiting Analysis: Grading the Class

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National LOI signing day is a lot like Christmas for those of us who follow recruiting. A few of us have rich parents and expect the world, while others come from blue collar families.  All of us wake up early and wait in agony for mom and dad to come downstairs so that we can start opening presents.  Sometimes, we …

Recruiting Update: JuJu to add to Eugene Brew?

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Football Recruiting News It’s here. National Signing Day.  The stakes couldn’t be any higher for Oregon as it enters one of the most pivotal phases in program history.  Chip Kelly is now fully in the rear-view mirror in the minds of recruits.  How will head man Mark Helfrich fare on the final day of his first full recruiting cycle? Oregon …

Oregon Football Recruiting Analysis: Wild Week Awaits

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With less than a week left before national signing day, there are plenty of questions surrounding Oregon’s 2014 recruiting class.  The only guarantee is that the next seven days will be eventful, one way or another.  There are also seven names to keep an eye on during that time:  DT Trey Lealaimatafao, DT Rika Levi, DT Ratu Mafileo, S Matrell …

Recruiting Update: Oregon Banking on Three Bills

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Football Recruiting Visits For Oregon, the recruiting stakes placed on this past weekend couldn’t have been much higher.  The Ducks hosted a slew of visitors over the past few days, some of which are absolute necessities in the long-term plan in Eugene. One of Oregon’s biggest targets, defensive lineman Trey Lealaimatafao (3-Star/San Antonio, TX) finally made his way north after …

Oregon Football Recruiting Analysis: This Class is “Good,” not “Great”

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Recruiting is a merciless and often brutal component of the college football system.  There’s no reason to sugar-coat it: the past couple weeks haven’t been ideal for the Ducks.  This is not going to be another article about Budda Baker.  There are plenty of those.  The fact is Baker is a great player and a great kid with a chance …

Recruiting Update: Oregon Ridin’ Roughshod in Southwest

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Football Recruiting News Former Defensive Coordinator Nick Aliotti’s final stand at the Alamo Bowl gave Southwest superbeast Trey Lealaimatafao (3-Star/San Antonio, TX) a reason to think through his options.  Lealaimatafao had been previously committed to Texas until this past November and recently named Oregon as the favorite to land his unique skill-set. “I really like the coaches at Oregon and …

Recruiting Analysis: Buckle Up as National Signing Day Approaches Like a Blur

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Coaches don’t get gray hair in November, they get it in January.  This is the time of year, while most think college football has gone cold and dark, that coaches everywhere are making a frenzied final push to sign the best class they possibly can.  This includes ensuring their class doesn’t suffer any losses, which is tough considering the number …