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Ducks land commitment from defensive player

Oregon has added 2011 linebacker Carlyle Garrick to their 2011 recruiting class according to the linebacker from California.

"I just got offered today by coach Kelly and my parents were with me and I decided to commit on the spot," said Garrick.

Garrick has had a tough road to a college scholarship. The 6'2 210 pound linebacker and receiver out of Castro Valley High School in California was tearing up the prep scene as a junior before tearing his ACL halfway through his season.

"Colleges from all over the Pac-10 and west coast told me they saw enough from me and that they just needed three games of my senior season to know my knee was good and offers would come by," explained Garrick. "Then this summer I hurt my knee again and it was decided that I should just rehab my knee and not play my senior year. Oregon and Oregon State both stuck with me though."

The Ducks and defensive coordinator Nick Aliotti flew down to see Garrick at his school recently and told him the Ducks wanted him on an official visit.

"They wanted me to come up and have my knee checked out and coach Al always told me up front that if I took care of my end they'd find a way to get me to Oregon," explained Garrick. "Coach was very honest and up front and I loved that."

"My visit was awesome, the game was awesome, the team is awesome, the stadium and weight room is insane," said Garrick. "Oregon is clearly ahead of any other school in the league and going here is a dream come true."

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