Four-star twins change visit date


What appeared to be a big visit weekend for the Oregon Ducks football and basketball programs will now be more of an in-house affair as plans have changed for two of the expected visitors.

Four-star athletes Tyrell Robinson and Tyree Robinson (San Diego, Calif./Lincoln) have decided to push their visit to Eugene back until the Ducks' Pac-12 home opener against Arizona on Sept. 22.

The reason for the last minute change up is one that could bode well for the Ducks in the end. The two-sport stars have developed a close relationship with Ducks freshman point guard Dominic Artis, whom the twins played AAU basketball with over the past couple of years.

With designs to play both sports in college, any advantage the Ducks can use in their efforts to convince the duo to sign with Oregon will be necessary as Washington, USC, Notre Dame and Oklahoma, among others, are still in the mix for their services.

Artis is back in Oakland (Calif.) awaiting the start of school and will return the week prior to the Arizona game. Having a close friend and former teammate in town during their visit could provide an extra advantage for the Ducks in their effort to land the versatile athletes.

Like the football program, Oregon basketball coach Dana Altman is applying the full-court press to the Robinson brothers, who would provide immediate depth and playmaking ability in the Ducks' back court.

Oregon commits Darren Carrington (San Diego, Calif./Horizon Christian) and Chris Seisay (American Canyon, Calif./American Canyon) will be on their official visits this weekend. They will be joined by Ducks' running back commit Thomas Tyner (Aloha, Ore./Aloha), who will be on an unofficial visit for the second week in a row.