Looking back at the Class of 2004 

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Patrick ChungAl Messerschmidt/Getty ImagesLightly regarded prospect Patrick Chung blossomed into an All-American defensive back at Oregon.
Oregon Ducks fans have witnessed one of the greatest rises in college football history over the past two decades. The Ducks have risen from cellar dwellers to one of the hottest names in the sport. The facilities, the uniforms and the Nike connection have all played a big role in the Ducks' rise to the top of the Pac-12.

Along with the success and the increased exposure nationally has come a major boost in recruiting elite athletes to come to Eugene. But it isn't always the high school All-Americans that turn into college stars. Oregon has made a living finding "diamonds in the rough" that have helped build a powerhouse in Eugene.

There have been some big names in the recruiting world who chose to play their college ball in Eugene, but how many of them have lived up to the hype?

The following is the first in a series that details:

  • The players who came in as two-star recruits or were unrated coming into Oregon and far exceeded the expectations placed upon them by recruiting services.
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