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UO commit Darren Carrington clears the air

8/16/2012

Wide receiver Darren Carrington (San Diego, Calif./Horizon Christian) has always thought of the Oregon Ducks as his dream school. When the scholarship offer finally came his way back in June, the four-star wide receiver jumped on the offer. In his eyes, it couldn't get any better than heading north to play for the Ducks.

That's why it seemed strange when rumors of Carrington wavering on his commitment began to emerge last week.

The No. 52 wide receiver in the nation shared his thoughts, as rumors of his looming decommitment caught him off guard the way it did many Oregon fans.

"I'm not sure how it turned into me getting ready to decommit. I am still solid to Oregon all the way," Carrington said. "I had a few things that I wanted to discuss with the coaches but I'm unable to talk to them right now. That's all it was. My father spoke with Coach [Scott] Frost last night and we got all our questions answered."

Reports had surfaced that made it seem as if the Ducks had cut off contact with the No. 41 player in California.

"I'm not really sure how that all came about. I haven't spoken to them because of the rules. They can call me after the season begins but not until then. I just had a few general questions to ask but it wasn't anything about my future with them," Carrington said. "My dad was able to talk things through with Coach Frost yesterday. There's nothing to it. I'm still committed to the Ducks. I'm just focused on my senior season."

Since his commitment, Carrington has made it clear that he has always wanted to be a Duck and couldn't feel any better about his status.

Despite his solid commitment status to the Ducks, the 6-foot-3, 185-pound receiver has plenty of suitors in pursuit of him.

"I still have schools coming after me but I tell them the same thing I tell everyone. I'm a Duck and that's all there is to it," he said.