Originally posted on NorthWest Sports Beat  |  Last updated 2/27/12
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. Let’s take a look at some of the top recruits for the Ducks. Arik Armstead 6’8″ 280 lb OL He may be an immediate impact player for the Ducks and he is a dominant player both as an offensive and defensive lineman. He is a great athlete playing on the line and if he bulks up and lives up to his potential there is a legit chance he will be playing on Sunday not too long from now. Arik Armstead leads a whole crop of 4-star recruits joining Oregon Byron Marshall 5’10″ 195 lb RB With James gone Marshall may see time right off the bat and he has the size and bulk to do so. He is a solid back that has all
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