Watch List recruits high on the Ducks 

September, 27, 2012
It has become customary for the Oregon Ducks to take their time in evaluating junior prospects, and it is much of the same with the class of 2014.
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Tom Hauck for ESPN.comWhile Oregon hasn't offered any 2014 players yet, Watch List member Tony Brown has interest in the Ducks.

Another yearly occurrence is that a number of elite prospects from around the country that have their eyes on the Ducks early on. In typical Oregon fashion, the Ducks have yet to extend any offers for the class of 2014.

While they have no commits, the Ducks are listed among the early favorites for a large number of players in the 2014 ESPN Watch List.

In each of the last two recruiting cycles, the Ducks had an early commitment from one of the top in-state recruits. 2013 running back Thomas Tyner (Aloha, Ore./Aloha) has been committed to the Ducks for almost a year.

There is no Thomas Tyner in the class of 2014. There is also no Colt Lyerla. In fact, there are no Oregon high school prospects on the 2014 ESPN Watch List.

There might not be any elite talent from the state next year but the Ducks have made it very clear that they can compete for elite talent from all over the country.

ESPN Watch List members Tony Brown (Beaumont, Texas/Ozen), Malik McDowell (Detroit, Mich./Loyola) Raekwon McMillan (Hinesville, GA/Liberty County), Jordan Hoiem (Wailuku, HI/Baldwin), Dionte Sykes (Chandler, AZ/Chandler) and Marlon Humphrey (Hoover, Ala./Hoover) are just some of the big names outside of California, the Ducks' most fertile recruiting territory -- that have expressed interest in the Ducks early on in the process.

There are 22 players on the Watch List from the state of California, including a large group of prospects who will likely earn an offer from the Ducks down the line.

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