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Oregon recruiting: Quick Hitters

9/25/2012
North Hollywood, Calif., offensive lineman Thomas Oser was one of three uncommitted prospects that took official visits to Oregon this past weekend. The other two, twins Tyree and Tyrell Robinson, committed. Tom Hauck for ESPN.com

It was an eventful weekend for the Ducks, as they steamrolled Arizona in their Pac-12 opener. Making it even more eventful was the recruiting activity on campus.

The Ducks hosted three of their top remaining targets over the weekend as offensive lineman Thomas Oser (North Hollywood, Calif./Harvard-Westlake) and two-sport athletes Tyrell Robinson and Tyree Robinson (San Diego, Calif./Lincoln) were all on campus for official visits.

The Ducks came away looking pretty good in their quest to fill the remaining spots in the class of 2013.

The Robinson brothers gave their commitments to both the Oregon football and basketball staffs before leaving campus, which will provide more recruiting flexibility moving forward.

• The Ducks are looking to add one or two more offensive linemen to their class to compliment Alex Redmond (Los Alamitos, Calif./Los Alamitos), Doug Brenner (Portland, Ore./Jesuit) and Evan Voeller (West Linn, Ore./West Linn).

Redmond was in town for his official visit along with the 6-foot-5, 275-pound Oser, one of the primary remaining targets on the offensive line.

The three-star Oser still has plans to visit Stanford and Vanderbilt, but Redmond believes he will be playing alongside Oser in college.

"He seemed amazed at everything we saw and got to do" Redmond said. "He still has visits left but I think he will probably wind up a Duck."

• The Ducks might be be back in the mix for linebacker Mike Mitchell (Plano, Texas/Prestonwood Christian Academy). The 6-foot-4, 216-pounder visited Oklahoma recently and plans to visit Ohio State and Oregon later this season.

The No. 121 player in the ESPN 150 exploded at The Opening over the summer and won the SPARQ Rating National Championship. His athleticism has schools from around the country hot on his trail. Alabama was at one of his recent games, and Mitchell would like to visit Tuscaloosa along with in-state schools TCU and Texas A&M.

• The Oregon basketball program added an unexpected surprise to the roster when Rice transfer Arsalan Kazemi enrolled at Oregon in time for Fall term.

Kazemi, who was a second-team All-Conference USA performer the past two seasons, has averaged a double-double in his three-year college career.

• The highest profile recruit on campus was seemingly blown away on his official visit to Oregon over the weekend. Five-star forward Aaron Gordon (San Jose, Calif/Archbishop Mitty) was in attendance, and by all accounts he was impressed with what he saw.

Gordon is teammates with the Robinson brothers on the AAU circuit, as they all play for the Oakland Soldiers. The Soldiers are coached by Derrick Artis, father of former Soldier's point guard and current Oregon freshman Dominic Artis.

Artis and the Robinson brothers hope to be able to convince the No. 6 player in the ESPN 100, to join them in Eugene. Next week, the 6-foot-7 Gordon is scheduled to visit Washington, the school rumored to be his long-time leader.

"I know he had a great time up there with us" said Tyrell Robinson, who plays alongside Gordon on the Soldiers front-line. "I don't know what he's going to do but I know we have a few guys here that are pulling for him to join us in Eugene. I'll have to talk to him but I think there is a pretty good shot of that happening."