Ducks thrive off surprise recruiting gifts 

December, 28, 2012
In an effort to extend holiday gift-giving for a little bit longer, DuckNation has decided to take a look back at the best recruiting gifts the Oregon Ducks have received during the Chip Kelly era. There have been almost too many to count, but we have narrowed it down to five of the most noteworthy gifts that have exceeded expectations over the past few years.

The culture that Chip Kelly has created around the program has attracted some elite players, but the Ducks have built their program by going out and find the best hidden gems on the market. Some of the best recruiting gifts over the years have come in the form of players that no one else seemed to want.

We all get a gift or two that initially doesn't do much for us, but turns out to be quite valuable. It was tough to narrow this list to just five, but the first one should come as no surprise.
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