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Justin alluded to it and I've been thinking about it since the news: after all of this post-Chip chaos, how much easier is it to appreciate our class?
I've been pretty vocal about my concerns regarding our recruiting process. I think that some significant improvements could be made (specifically, building a larger number of relationships earlier in the process). I was happy with the class, but felt it had the opportunity to be better. All that said, I found myself praying that the new staff could just keep our current class together. Screw anymore commitments, let's just keep the 13 guys we've got on board and call it a day.
I didn't think it was possible, but with the exception of Carrington (who I'm not sure about) it looks like everyone is going to stay committed. I'm ecstatic. It looks like we're in good position to land a couple other big-time prospects but I'm not even concerned about that anymore. If we can keep our guys, everything else is house money.
Thomas Tyner: Absolute savage. Will come in and make a difference immediately.
Dontre Wilson: Game-changing playmaker that will thrive in Oregon's system.
Tyrell Robinson: Incredible athlete who could become an elite OLB.
Tyree Robinson: Huge DB would Neal loves. That pretty much says it all.
Darren Carrington: Has torn up camps/all-star events for the past year with elite route running. Yes please.
Evan Voeller: Perfect OG for the Oregon system.
Danny Mattingly: Highly rated athlete who should thrive at LB.
Chris Seisay: By some accounts, Oregon's top CB target. Probably means he'll be playing on Sundays someday.
Johnny Mundt: David Paulson 2.0 except maybe more athletic
Doug Brenner: Ox of a man who the coaches believe will fit well. Dominant when healthy.
Jake Pisarcik: I'll be honest I know nothing about this guy but after he committed 10+ schools called him...
Joe Walker: JUCO film looks incredible. My money's on him as our MLB next year.
Matt Wogan: The savior of Oregon football. If he makes a big FG in a big game a statue will be resurrected.
Back to the celebratory Glenfiddich that I got for dirt cheap. Cheers to Duty Free. Cheers to Chip Kelly. Cheers to Mark Helfrich and cheers to our scrumtrulescent recruiting class. And cheers to being a little drunk.
This post was edited by illmatic88 15 months ago
Nothing to add except, +1.
I'm excited about all these kids.
Nice. I always enjoy your take, illmatic. Would love to hear who you think the next eight or so Ducks will be.
Mmmm...Glenfid. I'm going to join you Ill. I have some 18 year old Macallans. I agree that we will end up with our current commits including Carrington. He'll come around. I think he just wanted to take advantage of some free trips and enjoy the experience. It says alot that he didn't take visits when he wanted to a couple months back. He's allowed to now so why not?
I'm happy as well with the lucky 13, but to know we can still pull 7 more(give or take) out of Cunningham, Hunt, Porter, Prevot, Powell, Ayers, Hall, Kelley, Purcel, James, Williams, McEvoy, Childs, Johnson, Falah and others that will come back into play and new names, is pretty exciting. It could very well rival the past couple of classes.
I agree. This could be a great class. I think we keep all our current commits and we will also finish strong with some nice additions.
You're the man Johnny!
This is basically impossible right now, but here's my prediction:
Tier 1: Tanner McEvoy QB
Tier 1: Cameron Hunt OT
Tier 2: Nic Purcell OT (and he'll win the NCAA appeal)
Tier 3: Trevorris Johnson RB
Tier 3: Alec James DE (him being a 3* is a big joke btw..nonsense)
Tier 3: Juwaan Williams DB
and the big surprise...
Tier 1: Michael Hutchings LB (probably won't happen just have a gut feeling)
Plus, I think Hall/Ayers are major wild cards. If they visit with Dontre, look out. I also expect the staff to make a run at one more big/surprise name who's not currently in the picture.
Recruiting is not for the weak. I feel like I've been at the county fair and after all the sketch rides made me sick, I'm starting to feel better after a piece of pizza, some caramel corn and an oversized cotton candy that I bought from some guy named Jorge who didn't appear to be an actual employee of the fairgrounds. Whatever. I'm gonna go win that giant stuffed bear (Eddie Vanderdoes) by knocking three bowling pins over.
To some quantity is everything. At Oregon Quality is #1. Hard,Fast, Finish, DUCKS!
Nice list and I hope you're right. +1 again. I'm hoping we can score at least two rock solid offensive linemen, two Trojans, one or two Huskies, and two fielder's choice.
Also of note, I know the number 20 has been accepted for awhile, and I wouldn't be suprised to see us take even less than that, but if the opportunity arose and the coaches wanted to, they could take up to 23 (if rumors of Trevor Fox leaving are true).
I would take a picture of my scholarship excel chart to prove this, but that's too much work for me at the moment. Just trust me.
Good take.....at this point I would be happy with our current commits + 3-4 more including stud 1-2 OL. At this point Tyner is all in, Dontre has not tripped and probably won't now that Helfrich is the man, and nothing from the Robinson twins indicating they are thinking of flipping. Not sure about Carrington but if he is the only casualty we will be just fine.
A top 25 class including some remarkable athletes.....we do not take a step back and start anew.
"White man you just starting to get the blues" - Rags and Bones, Nomeansno
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