Recruiting Idaho, Montana, the Dakotas
November, 21, 2012
By Brandon P. Oliver | ESPN.com
Ric Tapia/Icon SMIGuard Carson York (right) emerged as an all-Pac-12 player for the Ducks before knee injuries prematurely ended his career.The Ducks have never had the benefit of loading up on local players who grew up dreaming of playing for the them. The talent level just isn't there. The truth is, it likely never will be. The Ducks have always recruited California as well as they can be expected to. In recent years, the Ducks have done a great job of going into states such as Idaho and Montana to secure commitments from some players that were mostly overlooked throughout their high school careers .
To continue the series of Oregon's recruiting by state, DuckNation examines the success -- or lack thereof -- that the Ducks have experienced when recruiting the states of North Dakota, South Dakota, Idaho and Montana over the past decade. While the region is not exactly a recruiting hotbed, the Ducks have been able to land some impact players over the past 10 years.
Here is a look at who they offered, who visited, who they signed and how their careers played out.
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