Oregon recruiting quick-hitters 

April, 3, 2013
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The Ducks kicked off spring practice on Tuesday. It was the first official on-field activity for new head coach Mark Helfrich, and one of the big questions regarding the Helfrich era was answered when the first practice was closed to the public and media, just as it was under Chip Kelly.

One Ducks target was on hand to take in the first organized effort of the spring. QB Morgan Mahalak (Novato, Calif./Marin Catholic) is in Eugene on an unofficial visit to get a closeup of the program and spend some time with the coaching staff. It has become clear that despite never starting a high school game, the 6-foot-3, 195-pound Mahalak is one of the Ducks' prime targets at QB in the Class of 2014.

[+] EnlargeManny Wilkins
Tom Hauck for ESPNVersatile 2014 QB Manny Wilkins is waiting on an offer, but there's mutual interest between he and Oregon.
Another Oregon QB target and a friend of Mahalak, QB Manny Wilkins (Novato, Calif./San Marin) will head to Texas this weekend to participate in the Elite 11 regional event. In what should be a loaded event, Wilkins hopes to show off his considerable skill. As recruiting heats up for the 6-3, 190-pound QB, Wilkins is making the rounds in order to see and be seen. He plans on visiting Oregon unofficially later this spring and is likely to attend the Ducks' camp this summer. Wilkins has not been shy about naming the Ducks as one of his top schools. With Clemson commit Deshaun Watson (Gainesville, Ga./Gainesville) looking like a solid commit to the Tigers, the Ducks are well into the search for their next quarterback. It could come down to Mahalak and Wilkins.
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