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Ducks still targeting running backs

Even though they have two elite running backs already on board for the class of 2013 the Oregon Ducks are not done at the position.

A couple elite national prospects are still looking at the Ducks as an option.

Derrick Green (Richmond, Va/Hermitage) and Alvin Kamara (Norcross,

Ga/Norcross) both have the Ducks among their top groups.

Two other running backs who may not have the national name of the two

ESPN150 members, but appear more likely to become Ducks than the two aforementioned backs.

Running backs Laray Smith (Staten Island, NY) and Terrell Newby (West Hills, Calif./Chaminade) both have the Ducks among their finalists.

Smith has gone as far as saying that an Oregon offer would likely lead to an immediate commitment from the three-star back.

Newby has always held the Ducks in high regard. He currently has a top four of Cal, Washington, Nebraska and Oregon.

Newby has an official visit set up with Nebraska when they host Idaho State in September. He will likely visit Cal for 'The Big Game' when the Golden Bears host Stanford.

Official visits to both Oregon and Washington are in the process of being planned.

Despite the potential crowding in the Oregon backfield, Newby knows that the Ducks' offense is probably the best fit for his game.

"We run a similar system at Chaminade so I'm comfortable with the style" Newby said. "It's almost identical. From the plays to the verbage I know, I'd be comfortable from day one in that offense."

Oregon running backs coach Gary Campbell has forged a solid relationship with Newby during his recruitment.

"Coach Campbell is great. He has been at Oregon forever and coached some great backs up there," Newby said. "He knows what he's doing for sure. He knows what's best for the team and the players he coaches. It would be a good fit for both sides."