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The Duck Stops Here:
A year after signing Colt Lyerla, a five-star athlete with superb skills who contributed five touchdowns as a true freshman, the Ducks dominated in-state recruiting this season by landing three impact players, one each for each level of the defense, Oshay Dunmore, a Parade All-American at safety, Alex Balducci, a tough, physical all-state defensive lineman, and Brett Bafaro, a hard-hitting linebacker from Liberty High School in Hillsboro, who's also a standout baseball player.
Bafaro's commitment is particularly crucial as the Ducks lost two linebackers to graduation in Dewitt Stuckey and Josh Kaddu and two more in the last weeks of recruiting, Bryce Cottrell to Texas, Jeremy Castro to UCLA. The Hillsboro product remains their last remaining linebacker in this class after signing several good ones last year.
Bafaro batted .571 in high school baseball as a junior. In just two football games in 2010, he rushed for 229 yards on 17 carries, caught six passes for 92 yards and s...
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The Oregon Ducks were assured of one prized recruit a few days before his letter of intent was due on coach Chip Kelly's desk.
Arik Armstead, a defensive end from Pleasant Grove High School in Northern California, announced on Sunday that he had selected the Ducks over USC, Washington, Notre Dame, California, and UCLA.
The 6-foot-8, 295-pound Armstead, considered by many to...
Last week, Oregon Sports News columnist Max Price praised Oregon’s Chip Kelly for making, what Price repeatedly called, a “wise” decision. Price’s point proves salient. Kelly’s career compares favorably to that of Dennis Erickson, insofar as both men our offensive savants. Though Erickson burned out of Arizona, his incarnation of the spread attack laid the groundwork for...
Duck Sports Authority asked Chip Kelly to evaluate the incoming players today. Click the link for the first of two parts of this video.
Early this morning Chance Allen faxed his letter of intent to Oregon Athletic Department, joining the 2012 recruiting class for the Ducks.
Allen is a 6-3, 190-lb. burner from Missouri City, Texas. Along with childhood friend Bralon Addison, he gives the Ducks two fast, physical playmakers to add to their young receiver rotation. They wrested him the three-star prospect from Texas...
Already enrolled in school, Jake Rodrigues is Oregon's first commit of the 2012 class.
A 6-3, 215-lb. quarterback from Whitney High in Rocklin, California, he accounted for 84 touchdowns in two years as a starter, passing for 47 and running for 39. Rivals.com called him "the best dual-threat quarterback on the West Coast." In his senior year he threw for 2,036 yards...
Eugene - Oregon's Chip Kelly today announced that the Ducks had received 21 commitments (including one signee already enrolled in school) as part of the 2012 football recruiting class. Kelly said the class filled the needs of the team from spots vacated by graduating seniors. Of the 21, eight are offensive players while 10 are on the defense, one punter and two athletes.
Alex Balducci has signed his Oregon letter of intent, adding to the Ducks depth and promise on the defensive line.
Balducci is a high-motor 6-4, 275-lb. defensive tackle from Portland's Central Catholic High School. The Oregon co-defensive of player of the year (also all-conference as an offensive lineme) has wanted to be a Duck since he was a grade schooler, watching Dennis...
Eric and Stephen Amoako, twin brothers from Martin High in Arlington, Texas, faxed and tweeted early this morning that they are following through on their Spring 2011 verbal commitment and are excited to become Oregon Ducks.
The Ducks have had brother acts before: Brian and Spencer Paysinger, Josh and Justin Wilcox. Each 5-11 195, the Amoakos boast sub 4.5 40s, and played on a...
“Bring it on.”
Oh, it’s already been broughten.”
Yes the Oregon Ducks vs. Oregon State Beaver rivalry got a little more (I don’t call it the “Civil War” like everyone else does, because c’mon, OU-OSU doesn’t really loom that large in college football or college basketball, and therefore doesn’t warrant a bad ass rivalry name like that) heated this week, and it’s...
The Oregon Duck inked a stellar class on Wednesday, and Chip Kelly answered questions from the assembled media in this six minute video.
The Oregon Ducks picked up a replacement for the departed Jackson Rice when Dylan Ausherman, 6-3, 180, a sophomore at the College of the Sequoias and the Chris Sailor kicking camps, announced via Twitter his intentions to commit.
Head coach Chip Kelly breaks down each member of Oregon's 2012 recruiting class in his Signing Day press conference:
University of Oregon head football coach Chip Kelly announced the Ducks' 2012 recruiting class Wednesday, welcoming 21 student-athletes to Eugene.
The Oregon Ducks finished strong with the class of 2012 and earned the No. 15 ranking as a result. Click the link for a breakdown of all Top 25 classes.
Fox Sports Next attended programs across the country for National Signing Day. Today we feature Elkins wide receiver Chance Allen, who signed his letter of intent to the play for the Oregon Ducks. Allen showed his gratitude and talked about the adversity, the coaches giving him a chance and getting on the field once in Eugene. …