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Bafaro: "I'm excited to be a Duck"

Portland (Ore.) Liberty linebacker Brett Bafaro was planning to announce his decision later today, instead he has made his decision public.

The 6-foot-2, 220 pound three-star committed to Oregon over Washington moments ago.

"It feels great, I'm excited," Bafaro said. "My whole family is excited, my friends, my teammates, everybody. I knew I wanted to commit to Oregon and I'm just happy it's official."

Bafaro returned from Washington only to learn Oregon had secured a linebacker commitment from Bryce Cottrell. Bafaro was aware Oregon would only take two linebackers in this recruiting class.

"Yeah that prompted me to go ahead and make my commitment," he said. "I wanted to take some other visits but I realized I didn't want to miss my chance to play for Oregon."

Now that he's been able to make his commitment public, Bafaro said he feels like he can focus solely on the rest of his season.

"It's a big weight off my shoulders, it just feels great. I wanted to announce tonight but I couldn't wait anymore and I just wanted to get it off my chest. I'm hoping tonight I can go out and perform for my team."

Oregon has been successful recruiting the top in-state recruits, only missing out on Isaac Seumalo who committed to the Beavers where his father is a coach.

Bafaro is a speedy, sure tackling linebacker that should fit well into Oregon's fast-paced defense.

He said he plans on attending the game tomorrow against Washington State.

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