Oregon recruiting: Quick hitters 

December, 18, 2012
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Monday brought the quiet period, which leads to a dead period that starts tomorrow, during which coaches are not allowed to contact recruits until Jan. 4. Once the dead period ends, expect to see a flurry of activity on the recruiting trail leading up to national signing day. Many recruits will make January visits and many commitments will be made at all-star events across the country.

Speaking of all-star events, ESPN 150 LB's Trey Johnson (Lawrenceville, Ga./Central Gwinnett) and Mike Mitchell (Plano, Texas/Prestonwood) are expected to announce their decisions at the Under Armour All-American Game on Jan. 4. What that means for the Ducks is that unless they can convince one of them to commit without ever visiting Eugene, they'll be looking elsewhere to fill the final one or two LB spots. The Ducks are set to host two of their other targets when UCLA commit Myles Jack (Bellevue, Wash./Bellevue) and the recently offered Zach Cunningham (Pinson, Ala./Pinson Valley) visit Oregon on Feb. 2 and Jan. 18, respectively.

ATH Danny Mattingly (Spokane, Wash./Mead) was on campus over the weekend and could potentially take one of the remaining spots at LB or TE. The 6-foot-3, 220-pound Mattingly might be better suited for the offensive side of the ball and should he choose to sign with the Ducks, he would likely get a shot at tight end. After decommitting from Notre Dame recently, Mattingly has visited UCLA, Arizona State and Oregon, with a visit to Washington likely to come in January. The Bruins, Huskies and Ducks will likely make up his finalists, and any of the three would be thrilled to land the versatile athlete.

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