Ducks recruiting by state: Oregon
October, 3, 2012
By Brandon P. Oliver | ESPN Insider
Ezra Shaw/Getty ImagesOregon native and San Diego Chargers tight end Dante Rosario was a key contributor for the Ducks and now in his sixth season in the NFL.On the field, most elite football programs work to build their rosters from the inside out. The same can be said in recruiting. Put a fence around your state or region in order to sign all the local talent and build around those players.
Schools such as USC, Texas, Florida State, Miami and nearly every other school from the south all have the ability to fill half of their recruiting classes with players from within a few hours of campus. What makes the rise of the Oregon football program so unique is that the state of Oregon is in the lower third of all states in producing Division I talent.
The Ducks have never had the benefit of loading up on players who grew up waiting for the day they could sign their names on letters of intent bound for Oregon's football offices. The truth is, they never will. The Ducks have been able to adjust and piece together recruiting classes full of talent from around the country while adding in local stars any time they have the chance.
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