Oregon has had a roller coaster of a recruiting year to say the least. And just when you thought things might be out of the wood works, it gets bumpy again.
Oregon may have gotten a huge steal at corner in Chris Seisay.
This could be a make it or break it type day for Oregon. But one thing is certain, the Ducks still have enough fire power if they happen to lose all four commits.
The race to the Finish
Oregon has several big story lines leading up to national signing day. It's no secret that there have been some big developments in the Dontre Wilson recruitment. Although I have been pretty solid on Oregon's chances throughout most of his recruitment, it appears Ohio State may now be in the driver's seat. Don't be surprised to see the four-star speedster end up switching things up later today.
The Robinson twins are also very interesting. It appeared headed into the weekend Oregon was likely on solid ground, despite them taking another trip. The latest suggests the Washington trip went very well and the twins may be torn. Some are attempting to report the twins might split, this would be the most shocking turn of events all season. It's going to be very close with these two. I wouldn't be surprised to see a final decision made on signing day after lots of internal discussions.
Darren Carrington is said to be announcing today between Oregon and ASU. The one recruit I was personally least optimistic about several months ago may now be the best shot for the Oregon staff to retain. Carrington has been concerned about the lack of passes thrown by the Oregon offense but the staff may have done enough to cool those concerns.
Any targets left on the board?
Oregon is in pretty good shape with regards to a pair of targets. Cameron Hunt and Johnny Ragin appear to be set to announce on signing day and I like how this looks for Oregon. Hunt is a massive pickup for Oregon given the fact that not long ago recruiting at the offensive line position was not looking especially strong. But that has turned considerably and Hunt is going to be a nice cherry on the icing.
Ragin is no surprise either, given the fact he has always coveted an Oregon offer and just picked one up. He wants to announce his final decision on signing day but it's likely to be a pickup for Oregon.
One name to watch with caution is Quinton Powell. Oregon would love to slide in here but USC may have the strong hold assuming they have the room. If not South Carolina remains in the game along with Oregon. Once again, proceed with caution here but don't dismiss it completely.
Steal of the class
With Oregon they traditionally do a good job of evaluating players that fit their speed scheme. And the speed applies to both sides of the ball for the Ducks.
Personally I went back and forth on a few prospects to add in this slot. But ultimately I decided on one player who was relatively high rated but I hear the staff absolutely loves.
Chris Seisay was a one-time Boise State commit but Oregon brought him in at camp and offered. They knew they loved him then but I'm told after seeing him play and watching extensive game film, they feel they easily landed the top corner in the West.
Coming ahead of guys such as Cole Luke and Priest Willis, that's a lofty compliment for the 6-foot-1, 185-pound cornerback. I hear the staff has extremely high expectations of this young man who will come in and push for immediate playing time. Coach Neal has done a remarkable job the past few seasons uncovering top corners such as Terrance MItchell, Ifo Ekpre-Olomu and others from years' past.