- Erik McKinney, ESPN Staff Writer
It doesn't appear the Oregon ground game will be slowing down anytime soon.
On Friday, the Ducks added a commitment from running back Royce Freeman (Imperial, Calif./Imperial), who becomes verbal commitment No. 8 in this class for Oregon and just the second offensive skill player, joining quarterback Morgan Mahalak (Kentfield, Calif./Marin Catholic).
Freeman admitted that the Ducks always held something of a lead in the race for his commitment.