DuckNation signing day blog

February, 6, 2013
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Signing day is finally upon us. Follow along here for the latest news as longtime commits become official with the flick of a pen. It is recruiting, though, so there may be a few surprises along the way, too. (All times ET)

3:25 p.m.: Four-star RB Thomas Tyner (Aloha, Ore./Aloha), the No. 54 in ESPN 150, is the Ducks' highest-rated commit. He signed his letter of intent this morning and faxed his paperwork to the Oregon staff soon after. Tyner will be honored during a ceremony in the Aloha High School gym after school.

2:50 p.m.: Four-star ATH Danny Mattingly (Spokane, Wash./Mead), a former Notre Dame commit, flipped to Oregon in December and remained solid through signing day. Mattingly signed his letter of intent in a ceremony at his school this morning before sending his paperwork to the Oregon staff.

Mattingly spoke about his feelings after officially becoming an Oregon Duck.

"It's a relief to have to all over with, but it is also a huge honor. Signing a letter-of-intent to play college football really is a dream come true. Doing it at the University of Oregon makes it even better. I can't wait to get there, work hard and play in front of the best fans in the country."

2:40 p.m. -- Four-star DE Torrodney Prevot (Houston/Alief Taylor), No. 236 in ESPN 300, spurned USC, where he was committed for nearly seven months, and Texas A&M, where many thought he was headed. Prevot announced for the Ducks, signed his letter of intent and faxed it in to the Oregon staff. Prevot might have been pushed to the Ducks when the Ducks' bitter rivals to the north, the Washington Huskies, lost one of their top commits as DE Daeshon Hall (Lancaster, Texas/Lancaster) opted for Texas A&M.

1:00 p.m. -- Four-star ATH Tyrell Robinson (San Diego/Lincoln), the nation's No. 49 ATH, and his twin brother, Tyree Robinson, signed letters of intent during a ceremony in the Lincoln High School gym before school and then faxed it on to the Oregon staff. Tyrell and Tyree will join another future Duck -- Darren Carrington Jr. -- at the San Diego Hall of Champions this evening to honor college-bound student-athletes from the San Diego area.

Tyrell, a Semper Fidelis All-American, shared his thoughts on the recruiting process and his future at Oregon.

"It feels great to finally make our decision. We talked with our family for about three days and every option we had was a good one," he said. My brother and I are going to take our talents to Eugene, Oregon. Quack Quack! Go Ducks!"

Tyree Robinson, No. 273 in the ESPN 300, spoke with DuckNation regarding his thoughts on the recruiting process and his future with the Ducks.

"Well I'm just glad this thing is over with," Tyree said. It was very tough for me and my family as we tried to make the right decision. I'm just happy that I can call myself a Duck for good and can't wait to get to Eugene and play for the national championship."

12:00 p.m. -- Three-star ATH Doug Brenner (Portland, Ore./Jesuit) -- No. 153 ATH -- The third of Oregon's in-state commits signed his letter-of-intent during a ceremony in the Jesuit High School gym and then faxed it in to the Oregon staff.

Brenner spoke about his feelings after officially becoming an Oregon Duck.

"I am so excited and grateful to be an Oregon Duck. It is such an honor to be a part of the Duck football program right now. I have been so lucky and blessed along the way. I have had tons of great mentors and role models that have helped to achieve this goal."

11:45 a.m.: Four-star OL Evan Voeller (West Linn, Ore./West Linn) -- No. 193 in ESPN 300, No. 9 OT -- The Under Armour All-American signed his letter of intent at a small ceremony at West Linn High School today.

11:32 a.m. -- Three-star RB Kani Benoit (Phoenix/Thunderbird) The Ducks' most recent commit signed his letter of intent in an after-school ceremony at Thunderbird High School.

Benoit shared his thoughts on what has turned into a dream come true scenario.

"It feels great to officially be an Oregon Duck. It is a great fit for me and the coaching staff is top notch. I can't wait to get up there and compete for championships."

11:15 a.m. -- Three-star OL Elijah George (Las Vegas/Arbor View): The No. 139 OT and the Ducks' fourth OL commit in the class -- signed his letter of intent this morning during a ceremony at Arbor View High School.

George spoke with DuckNation about the emotions that come with signing day.

"It has been a fun process. Well, it was at first but then it got kind of hectic," George said of the recruiting process. "I'd go through it all again if I got to sign with Oregon every time. I'm glad this part is over. Now I can focus on working hard, getting better and becoming the best student-athlete I can be. Go Ducks."

[+] EnlargeDevon Allen
Courtesy of Carissa AllenThe nation's No. 166 WR made it official with the Ducks today.
10:17 a.m. -- TE John Mundt (Modesto, Calif./Central Catholic): The No. 10 TE-Y and Mundt signed his letter of intent during a lunch hour ceremony at Central Catholic High School before faxing it on to the Oregon staff.

Mundt spoke about his feelings after officially becoming an Oregon Duck.

"It feels great to finally have made this decision official. Now I am just counting down the days until I can report in June."

9:20 a.m. -- WR Devon Allen (Phoenix/Brophy Prep): The No. 166 WR and the Semper Fidelis All-American signed and submitted his letter of intent first thing this morning before faxing it off to the Oregon staff. Allen then went to a local hotel for an event honoring the local college-bound football players. Finally, Allen will head to Brophy Prep to be a part of a ceremony for all of Brophy's college-bound athletes.

Allen shared his feelings with DuckNation regarding signing day and what the future holds.

"Honestly, it feels like a huge weight has been lifted off my shoulders. I'm just ready to go to work and really looking forward to the next few years and I can't wait to help bring a national championship to Eugene."

8:47 a.m. -- ATH Juwaan Williams (Tucker, Ga./Tucker): The nation's No. 110 ATH, Williams signed his letter of intent during a ceremony at Tucker High School before faxing it on to the Oregon staff.

"It feels great to be an Oregon Duck,” Williams said. “I'm gaining a new family and a new home in Eugene. I'm really excited about my future at the University of Oregon. I'm just ready to get to work."

8:35 a.m. -- OL Jake Pisarcik (Medford, NJ/Shawnee) No. 51 OG -- Pisarcik, the Ducks third OL commit in the class signed his letter-of-intent during a ceremony in the before faxing it on to the Oregon staff.

"It feels good that it finally official. I couldn't wait for this day to come,” the three-star tackle said. “I am truly blessed to have such great family, friends, and coaches. This day is only the beginning of a long road ahead of me. It's an honor to be an Oregon Duck."

8:17 a.m. -- QB Damion Hobbs (Cedar Hill, Texas/Cedar Hill) -- No. 48 QB-PP -- The Ducks lone QB commit in the class signed and submitted his letter-of-intent to Oregon this morning. This is the fourth time in five years that the Ducks have signed a Texas high school product.

7:02 a.m. -- K Matt Wogan (Indian Trail, NC/Porter Ridge) -- No. 4 K -- The long-time Ducks' commit signed and faxed his letter-of-intent at 7 a.m. ET, instantly making him a favorite of an athletic department intern.
"Signing feels great but signing with the University of Oregon feels even better,” Wogan said. “I can't believe that this day has come. I am so fired up to get up there and work with those coaches and players to bring home a national championship trophy."

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