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Janoris Jenkins and Cliff Harris were two of the nation's top cornerbacks before being kicked off their respective college teams.
Both went to the NFL scouting combine hoping to persuade teams to take a chance on them.
Jenkins was an all-Southeastern Conference pick as a junior, but he was dismissed in 2011 after the third drug arrest of his college career. He finished up at Division II North Alabama and ranked second in Division II with a 21.7-yard punt return average.
Harris broke up 23 passes, averaged 18.8 yards per punt return and set an Oregon record with four punt return touchdowns as a sophomore. He was dismissed from the team last December for violating team rules.
BEST OF MAXIM
Former Oregon running back LaMichael James ran an unofficial time of 4.37 seconds in the 40-yard dash at the NFL Scouting Combine Sunday in Indianapolis.
He ran a 4.37 again on his second attempt. His time is the fastest among the first group of running backs working out today.
James has been projected by many as a second-round, or third-round pick in this year's draft...
Oregon Ducks Basketball: Garrett Sim
Ernie Kent or Dana Altman? Two men, one representing Oregon‘s basketball past and the other its future. The answer is simple for some and complicated for others.
Position: Point Guard, University of Oregon
DOB: July 10, 1990
Height / Weight: 6’2″ 185 lbs
Hometown: Portland, Ore. (Sunset HS)
Experience: 3 Year Letterwinner...
4 stars aplenty
According to a few sports media outlets the Oregon Ducks had a good recruiting class, around the 20th best in the nation (ESPN has them at 18). They may need a few of their new guys to step up since they lost RB LaMichael James and QB Darron Thomas to the NFL.
While the Ducks did not land any 5-star recruits they still had a great recruiting class with 8 4-star recruits...
Last season, the depth at the tight end position took an early hit with the injury retirement of Brandon Williams and the subsequent Achilles injury to Curtis White. That left the Ducks with just two healthy tight ends.
In our continuing look at the 2013 recruiting needs for the Oregon Ducks, today Duck Sports Authority turns its attention to the often unsung heroes of the Oregon...