Originally written on The Duck Stops Here  |  Last updated 11/19/14
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 scored fi...
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