Ducks help recruiting with BCS win 

January, 8, 2013
The Ducks are one of the few programs in the country that have little local talent to rely on. That forces them to think outside the box and recruit players from across the country. With no long-term tradition to fall back on, the only way for the Ducks to be able to compete for a highly touted recruit from Texas, Georgia or even Southern California, is to win.

With a fourth straight BCS Bowl appearance in 2012 -- including this year's win in the Fiesta Bowl -- the Ducks have joined elite company and hope it will pay off in recruiting. If recent history proves anything, then the Ducks' success in recruiting directly correlates with their success on the field.

Any time a program is on a list with Alabama, Ohio State, Oklahoma, USC, LSU, Virginia Tech, Florida, Florida State, Wisconsin and Michigan, that team can look a recruit in the eye and tell him -- without flinching -- that it is one of the elite programs in the country.
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