- Brandon P. Oliver, Reporter, DuckNation
While the numbers on Oregon's visit list for this weekend may not be very high, it would be fair to say that the stakes are.
Two of the Ducks' current commits will be in town on official visits and will likely play a big role in recruiting the other two official visitors expected on campus. As will Ducks running back commit, Thomas Tyner (Aloha, Ore./Aloha), who will be in town for an unofficial visit.
Wide receiver Darren Carrington (San Diego, Calif./Horizon Christian) and athlete Chris Seisay (American Canyon, Calif./American Canyon) will each use their only official visit to get a closer look at the Oregon program. While they are interested in soaking up the game day atmosphere in and around Autzen Stadium, they will also be looked upon as recruiters for their future team.
Also using their first official visits when they head to Eugene will be four-stars Tyrell Robinson and Tyree Robinson (San Diego, Calif./Lincoln). The versatile, two-sport stars are near the top of the Ducks' recruiting board and would be an ideal fit in the Ducks' football and basketball programs.
The 6-foot-3, 210-pound Tyrell is being recruited as a safety and outside linebacker for the Ducks. The 6-foot-3, 195-pound Tyree, the No. 273 player in the ESPN 150, is being recruited as a cornerback or wide receiver by the Ducks.
Either one of the twins can play numerous positions on either side of the ball, making them the top targets for the Ducks.
The Ducks have built their program on speed and have begun to add more size to the equation in an effort to match up with more physical opponents. Oregon defensive coordinator Nick Aliotti would love to land the pair as the Ducks could use the added size and strength in the secondary to help combat the likes of Marqise Lee and Robert Woods, the USC receivers who shredded the Ducks last season.
Oregon basketball coach Dana Altman will also be heavily involved with the recruiting effort, as he and his staff have been recruiting the brothers to join the Ducks on the hardwood.
The Ducks are likely to make a strong impression on the pair, as they have never been to Eugene. The atmosphere and facilities will be a big factor in how they view the Ducks. As the first official visit, they will likely have to be wowed as a visit to Washington looms.
The Huskies have been recruiting them longer than anyone and have been considered the team to beat. Notre Dame, USC and Oklahoma are also in the mix for the pair, but most believe it is a battle between the three Pac-12 schools.
Being among the top athletes in San Diego, Carrington has gotten to know the Robinson brothers well through the years and has high praise for their athletic ability.
"I would love to be able to play with them. They are both amazing athletes that would bring a lot to any program," Carrington said. "It would be cool to be on opposite side of the field if they played receiver or go against them in practice every day if the played defense."
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