LB Mattingly makes Saturday decision 

December, 22, 2012
12/22/12
10:46
PM ET
Danny MattinglyMason Kelly/ESPN.comFour-star linebacker Danny Mattingly decided to end the process Saturday night, committing to the Ducks.
As soon as Danny Mattingly (Spokane, Wash./Mead) arrived at Oregon for his official visit, he got sick.

“I got really bad strep throat,” the four-star recruit said. “My throat just got really swollen. I didn’t do very much more than just kind of lay around. I got to see a practice, but I just got really sick the day I got down there.”

The 6-foot-5, 218-pound inside linebacker had already made the trek to Eugene, Ore. over the summer. He felt like that unofficial visit provided a good understanding of what the university had to offer.

So, even though he wasn’t able to get the full experience of an official visit, he saw enough to know he wanted to give a verbal commitment to the Ducks.

Reaction To New AP Top 25 Poll
College football reporter Adam Rittenberg reacts to the latest AP Top 25 poll, which includes East Carolina for the first time since 2008 and Mississippi State for the first time in two seasons after it broke a losing streak against LSU.
VIDEO PLAYLIST video