- Brandon P. Oliver, Reporter, DuckNation
As their future team heads into a virtual, single-elimination playoff race for the BCS Championship, the Oregon Ducks' commits have wrapped up their regular seasons and look forward to their own playoff runs.
When running back commit Dontre Wilson (DeSoto, Texas/DeSoto) helped the Eagles polish off an undefeated regular season on Thursday, the Ducks commits had all completed their final high school regular seasons. The statistics have been tallied and some leagues have already handed out awards. Suffice it to say, the Ducks have a bright future with these 11 high school seniors headed their way.
Here is a look at how Oregon commits fared in the regular season.
Dontre Wilson (DeSoto, Texas/DeSoto); No. 52 overall (No. 5 ATH) -- The Under Armour All-American helped guide the Eagles to a perfect record -- in one of the Lone Star State's best leagues -- with a standout senior season. Like his future team's current running back -- Kenjon Barner -- Wilson's numbers could have been much higher if he played entire games. Regardless of how much he played, Wilson had a standout season that has shown why the Ducks are so excited to have him on board in the class of 2013.
Offense: Wilson totaled 200 carries for 1,352 yards (6.76 per) and 26 touchdowns. He also added 25 receptions for 462 yards (18.5) and 4 TD.
Special teams: Wilson had nearly 700 kick return yards, including a 95-yard kickoff return for a touchdown.
Thomas Tyner (Aloha, Ore./Aloha); No.90 overall (No.11 RB) -- The U.S. Army All-American came into the season with a lot of hype but still had his doubters due to the level of competition in the state of Oregon, plus his injury history. Is was evident from Aloha's first game, that Tyner was on a mission. His record-breaking 643-yard, 10-touchdown performance was the greatest performance in Oregon high school history.
Offense: Tyner had 239 carries for 2,800 yards (11.7 Avg.) and 35 touchdowns on the ground. The 6-foot, 210-pound four-star added five receptions for 82 yards and a score through the air.
Special teams: Tyner also added 300-plus yards on kick returns.
Evan Voeller (West Linn, Ore./West Linn); No. 181 overall (No.12 OT) -- The Under Armour All-American suffered a shoulder injury early in the season and sat out the next seven games for the Lions, who struggled to a 3-6 regular season record. Voeller's size, strength and considerable skill allowed for him to only drop two spots in the ESPN 300, despite missing most of the year.
Tyree Robinson (San Diego, Calif./Lincoln); No. 274 overall (No.41 WR) -- The four-star Robinson was electric -- and probably under-utilized -- during Lincoln's 6-4 regular season. The two-way -- and two-sport -- star showed all year why he is considered one of the best athletes in the class of 2013. He starred in all three facets of the game for Lincoln and has the potential to do the same during his career in Eugene.
Offense: Robinson had 17 receptions for 309 yards (18.2 Avg.) and 8 touchdowns, including a game with five touchdowns on six catches.
Defense: The 6-3, 190-pound prospect was all over the field on defense. He finished with 28 tackles, 3 interceptions, 15 passes defended and a sack.
Special teams: Nine punt returns for 151 yards and two touchdowns.
Tyrell Robinson (San Diego, Calif./Lincoln); No. 32 in California (No. 49 ATH) -- The "other" four-star Robinson also shined in all three facets of the game. The 6-3, 210-pound, two-way star had a great senior campaign in helping lead Lincoln to a 6-4 record. The future Oregon linebacker seems to be a perfect for the aggressive Oregon defense. His versatility is evident by looking at his statistics.
Offense: Robinson had 15 receptions for 266 yards and a touchdown as a receiver and also added 67 yards on the ground.
Defense: Robinson had 45 tackles, 10 sacks, seven quarterback hurries, one forced fumble, five fumble recoveries, 9 passes defended and and interception.
Special teams: Just for kicks, Robinson helped Lincoln on special teams by punting nine times for 299 yards (33.2 Avg.). He added one blocked field goal and a blocked punt.
Darren Carrington Jr. (San Diego, Calif./Horizon); No. 42 in California (No. 50 WR) -- The 6-2, 185-pound wide receiver commit had an outstanding senior campaign after returning from an injury that kept him out early in the year. Carrington was a star at wide receiver, but he also contributed on defense and special teams for 7-3 Horizon.
Offense: The four-star playmaker had 47 receptions for 859 yards (18.1 Avg.) and 10 touchdowns through the air. He added a 23-yard touchdown pass and 14 carries for 110 yards and two touchdowns on the ground.
Defense: Playing both ways, Carrington was a terror on defense as he totaled 47 tackles, a sack, a forced fumble, a fumble recovery, 8 passes defended and an interception.
Special teams: Carrington punted once for 43 yards and also returned a punt for 90 yards and a touchdown.
John Mundt (Modesto, Calif./Central Catholic); No. 60 in California (No. 11 TE-Y) -- Mundt starred on both sides of the ball as the Raiders ended with an 8-2 record.
Offense: The 6-5, 235-pound prospect had 25 receptions for 461 yards and six touchdowns.
Defense: Mundt was a problem for opponents on defense as he racked up 53 tackles, 12 sacks and a fumble recovery.
Chris Seisay (American Canyon, Calif./American Canyon); No. 76 in California (No. 88 ATH) -- In being named the Solana League Defensive Player of the Year, Seisay showed why the Ducks went after him early despite few offers from BCS programs. His versatility, size and athleticism are what the Ducks like about the future Oregon safety.
Offense: Seisay had 21 receptions for 464 yards and eight touchdowns through the air. He added four carries for 52 yards and a touchdown on the ground.
Defense: The 6-2, 180-pound Seisay had 49 tackles, a sack, two interceptions, two forced fumbles, a fumble recovery and 16 passes defended.
Special teams: Seisay also punted 17 times for 711 yards (41.82 avg.). He added three punt returns for 130 yards, including an 85-yard touchdown return.
Matt Wogan (Indian Trail, NC/Porter Ridge); No. 4 kicker in the country -- Wogan showed that kickers are not only football players, they can truly be a weapon for their teams. His leg strength and versatility as a kicker make him exactly what the Ducks need moving forward.
Kickoffs: Wogan blasted 68 of his 71 kickoffs into the end zone for touchbacks.
Place-kicks: Wogan was 53-of-56 on extra points and 5-of-8 on field goals (2 blocked), including a game with field goals of 43 and 56 yards.
Offense: The 6-2, 195-pound athlete showed he is more athlete than kicker. He had eight receptions for 67 yards and two touchdowns.
Doug Brenner (Portland, Ore./Jesuit); No. 11 in Oregon (No. 155 ATH) -- Brenner helped his Jesuit team by playing nearly every position on the field. He was reclassified as an athlete in the latest ESPN rankings, but he will be playing center in Eugene.
Alex Redmond (Los Alamitos, Calif./Los Alamitos); No. 64 in California (No. 47 OT) -- Redmond had more than 50 pancake blocks in just five games before he dislocated his elbow halfway through the season