Saban Coerces 2017 Najee Harris, “Go East, Young Man”

Jon Joseph Editorials 14 Comments

If the nation’s 2017 No. 1 recruit, running back Najee Harris from Antioch, California, stays true to his verbal commitment to the Alabama Crimson Tide, he will follow QB Blake Barnett as another recent top-rated California high school football player opting to play for St. Nick Saban. Indeed, Blake was “committed” to Notre Dame and then to Oregon (for a nano-second) before he tripped to Alabama, was seduced by …

ShrineDog Awards of 2016 Class: Recruiting Vavae Malepeai

Jason Fowler Recruiting 2 Comments

The anticipation of the ShrineDog Awards always makes me happy. If you’re not familiar with this FishDuck.com original award, you may get a better explanation from the first ShrineDogs article here. Another signing period is over, so that requires me to evaluate and analyze the talent that pledged for the next three to four years to their university of choice. Of …

Oregon Football Recruiting Analysis: Wild Week Awaits

Chris Charbonnier FishWrap, FishWrap Archive 14 Comments

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 …

Oregon Recruiting Analysis: PAC-12 Struggling?

Chris Charbonnier FishWrap, FishWrap Archive 4 Comments

Kevin Cline Like they always do, the Ducks are closing strong as the 2014 recruiting cycle begins to wind down.  The recent commitments of OT Braden Eggert, DB Glen Ihenacho and DE Henry Mondeaux give Oregon 14 commits to date.  Given that the Ducks are expected to take between 18-20 players, only 4-6 spots remain. Who will fill these remaining …