- Brandon P. Oliver, Reporter, DuckNation
Stanford heads to Eugene on Saturday for a Pac-12 North battle against Oregon. If the Ducks beat the Cardinal for a third straight time, they will host the Pac-12 championship game for the second year in a row. It could potentially bring more than just a return trip to the title game as the Ducks are set to host a large group of recruits for their final home game of the year.
The Ducks have been swinging for the fences in an effort to get as many of their top targets on campus for this weekend. The list of visitors has changed all week and continues to do so, but at this point the list is expected to look like this.
Confirmed official visitors
Tarean Folston, Cocoa (Fla.) High School
The No. 79 player in the ESPN 150 (No. 9 Ath) will take his second official of the year after visiting Notre Dame. The 5-foot-9, 175-pound Folston has become a prime target for the Ducks' third running back spot. Folston keeps a low profile when it comes to his recruitment, but Oregon has made a strong push for him and all indications are that the Ducks are a serious player for the dynamic playmaker. A strong visit could push them to the top of his list, which includes offers from Alabama, Florida, Florida State, Notre Dame and others.
Nico Falah, Bellflower (Calif.) St. John Bosco
Despite his commitment to USC, the No. 224 player in the ESPN 300 is visiting Oregon. While he is solid with the Trojans, the nation's No. 14 OT became an even higher priority when Alex Redmond of Los Alamitos (Calif.) High School, decommitted from the Ducks earlier this week.
John Mundt, Modesto (Calif.) Central Catholic
The nation's No. 11 TE-Y -- and long-time Oregon commit -- will be in town for the first time since he earned an offer at Oregon's summer camp.
Ivan McLennan, Torrance (Calif.) El Camino
The long-time Washington State commit has been on Oregon's wish list for some time. With the recent turmoil in Pullman, the feeling is the Ducks can flip him with a good visit this weekend. With LB Victor Egu of Concord (Calif.) De La Salle recently committing to Cal, the Ducks lost one of their top targets at what might be their biggest position of need in the Class of 2013.
Potential official visitors
Peter Kalambayi, Matthews (N.C.) Butler
The No. 278 player in the ESPN 300 (No. 17 OLB) has been committed to Stanford since June but has kept Oregon in mind ever since. He insists he is still committed to the Cardinal but said Oregon is the one school that could get him to change his mind. If he makes it on campus this weekend, the 6-foot-3, 238-pound athlete could move Oregon even with -- or past -- the Cardinal.
Marquez North, Mallard Creek (NC) High School
The No. 133 player in the ESPN 150 (No. 12 WR) has been trying to work out a visit to Eugene this weekend. Keep an eye out as the Ducks have been making a big push for North and getting him on campus will be a huge plus as they try to reel in one of the nation's top players.
The top in-state prospect in the Class of 2013, RB Thomas Tyner of Aloha (Ore.) High School is expected on campus for the first time since his 24-hour decommitment last month. 2014 WR Jordan Morgan of Beaverton (Ore.) Southridge is also expected on campus as an unofficial visitor. The 6-foot-2, 185-pound Morgan is among the state's top prospects in the Class of 2014.
Stanford heads to Eugene on Saturday for a Pac-12 North battle against Oregon. If the Ducks beat the Cardinal for a third straight time, they will host the Pac-12 championship game for the second year in a row.