Ducks faring well in new rankings


The final edition of the ESPN 150/300 is out and there is reason for optimism for Oregon fans. The same four Oregon commits that were ranked in the last edition of the rankings remain ranked. Three of the four commits moved no more than four spots in either direction. The other made a huge jump after an outstanding senior season.

The Ducks moved up one spot in the latest edition of the ESPN Class Rankings after adding three commits since the previous rankings. The 36-spot improvement of the Ducks new, highest-rated recruit also aided in the Ducks moving up to No. 21

RB Thomas Tyner (Aloha, Ore./Aloha) made the biggest jump up in the rankings after a strong week at the US Army Bowl showed that he can hang with the nation's best. Tyner moved up to No. 90 from No. 104.

ATH Dontre Wilson (DeSoto, Texas/DeSoto) fell slightly to No. 55 overall despite an impressive senior campaign. Wilson was ranked No. 52 in the previous ESPN 150.

OG Evan Voeller (West Linn, Ore./West Linn) dropped from No. 183 to No. 186. Being reclassified from tackle to guard moved him up to No. 10 nationally at his position.

WR Tyree Robinson (San Diego, Calif./Lincoln) held steady at No. 273 overall while coming in at No. 42 in the WR rankings.

The Ducks have a few spots left to fill in the Class of 2013 and could see another, more significant jump in the final edition of the ESPN Class Rankings by landing a few of their remaining targets. Among the teams in the rankings, the Ducks remain the team with the lowest number of commits, which speaks to the quality of the players they have on board.