- Brandon P. Oliver, Reporter, DuckNation
The Oregon Ducks landed their first commitment in the Class of 2014 on Tuesday, and it was a big one. ESPN Watch List LB Jordan Hoiem (Waikuku, Hawaii/Baldwin) got his "dream" offer when Ducks defensive coordinator Nick Aliotti offered him over the phone. Hoiem didn't hesitate and gave the Ducks his pledge right then.
Hoiem's pledge makes two years in a row that the Ducks have kicked off their recruiting class by landing a member of the Watch List. Hoeim has always loved the Ducks but had yet to receive an offer. That's what made his commitment surprising. As soon as he received the offer, he jumped all over it. Could others follow suite and commit once they receive an Oregon offer?
We'll touch on that and other topics in this week's edition of the DuckNation Mailbag.