"It never rains at Autzen Stadium."
The Ducks need to put on a show for McQuay to move up his list.
Except it probably will tomorrow. Either way Oregon fans are not immune to a little precipitation during their sporting events and are expected to be in full force for a Colorado blowout.
Ok, I'll try not to jinx it, but there is just no way to hype this game. And the visitor list isn't especially deep either this weekend.
But in any event, here's the breakdown of who we are expecting to be in Eugene tomorrow, rain or shine.
McQuay lone official visitor
Oregon is hosting an elite safety from the Sunshine State in Leon McQuay III. The Ducks have remained in the top five for McQuay but at the end of the day, they figure to be closer to the back of the five than the front. Oregon has yet to really make their dent in the SEC for elite talent so it's hard to put much stock in their chances with the Nation's No. 34 overall player.
247Sports analyst Josh Newberg of Noles247 has been the go-to contact with McQuay's recruitment thus far. He will be at his game tonight to grab some last minute quotes before he boards for Eugene. Here are his thoughts as he prepares to see McQuay later today.
"Oregon has some ground to make up because it's one of the only schools he has not seen yet," Newberg said. "Academics, and more importantly, the music department are very important for McQuay. It's important for Oregon to put on a good presentation to make a move in his recruitment."
Unofficial visitors planning to invade Autzen
Two of Oregon's commits, Doug Brenner and Evan Voeller are set to be in Eugene tomorrow. Thomas Tyner informed me moments ago he is likely to also visit Oregon tomorrow as long as he isn't too sore after tonight.
Those three commits could be great tools for the staff to bond with McQuay and make him feel comfortable at Oregon.
Evan Colorito is the only known class of 2013 visitor that is taking his unofficial visit tomorrow that is either not committed or doesn't have an offer. Colorito remains on the board for Oregon as he continues with a solid senior season.
Jordan Morgan and David Reese are two local class of 2014 recruits that have mentioned they plan to attend as well. Reese remains one of the higher projected players in the state in his class and these visits should be noted.
Unofficial visit reminder- These visits are at a cost to the recruit, not the University who simply provides free game tickets. Plans can change last minute, as opposed to an official visit which typically is more firm.