A look back at the 2008 recruiting class 

July, 20, 2012
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Oregon DucksHarry How/Getty ImagesAlthough his decision to leave school early was questionable, Oregon Ducks fans can't argue with the success that Darron Thomas brought them in his two years as a starting quarterback.
Oregon Ducks fans have been witness to one of the greatest rises in college football history over the past two decades. The Ducks have risen from cellar dwellers to one of the hottest names in all of college football. The facilities, the uniforms and the Nike connection have all played a big role in the Ducks' rise to the top of the Pac-12.

Along with the success and the increased exposure nationally, has come a major boost in recruiting elite athletes to come to Eugene. It isn't always the high school All-Americans that turn into college stars. Oregon has made a living finding "diamonds in the rough" that have helped build a powerhouse in Eugene.

There have been some big names in the recruiting world who chose to play their college ball in Eugene, but how many of them have lived up to the hype?
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