- Brandon P. Oliver, Reporter, DuckNation
Coming off arguably the best back-to-back recruiting classes in program history, the Oregon Ducks are at it again. With a growing reputation as a recruiting heavyweight, Oregon has become more selective and patient with its scholarship offers.
Compared to other schools, the Ducks got off to a slow start in the 2013 recruiting cycle. The Ducks did manage to earn early commitments from the top two in-state players in offensive lineman Evan Voeller (West Linn, Ore./West Linn) and running back Thomas Tyner (Aloha, Ore./Aloha).
In the span of eight days, the Ducks' recruiting class went from three to seven after hosting their camp last week. Athlete Chris Seisay (American Canyon, Calif./American Canyon), kicker/punter Matt Wogan (Indian Trail, N.C./Porter Ridge), receiver Darren Carrington (San Diego, Calif./Horizon Christian) and tight end John Mundt (Modesto, Calif./Central Catholic) all committed in recent days, following running back Dontre Wilson (DeSoto, Texas/DeSoto), who committed in late April.
With an early emphasis on the offense, it is now becoming more clear how the Ducks will aim to finish this year's class. With a small senior class and expected attrition, it likely will be a class between 18 and 22 scholarships.
A look at Oregon's defensive recruiting needs and targets for 2013:
Defensive Line: The losses of Dion Jordan and Isaac Remington will only add to the importance of bringing in some more depth on the defensive line. The top targets for the Ducks along the defensive line are Eddie Vanderdoes (Auburn, Calif./Placer) and Torrodney Prevot (Houston, Texas/Alief Taylor). Other targets with offers include Jordan Sherit (Tampa, Fla./Hillsborough), Austin Hooper (Concord, Calif./De La Salle) and Montravius Adams (Vienna, Ga./Dooly County). Vanderdoes is the top target and has Oregon among his favorites.