Wednesday, November 14, 2012
Alex Redmond decommits from Oregon
By Brandon P. Oliver
The Oregon Ducks lost one of their top commits when offensive lineman Alex Redmond of Los Alamitos (Calif.) High School decommitted earlier this week.
"I just feel like I haven't seen anywhere else really. I have the once in a lifetime opportunity to visit other schools and see what all is out there," Redmond said. "Of course I still have love for the Ducks and I'll continue to be in touch with them."
When he gave Oregon offensive line coach Steve Greatwood the news, Redmond said he got the respected response.
"It was really hard to call him. His response was basically what I thought it would be. He said he was disappointed and that he still thinks I'm a great fit for their program," Redmond said.
Like many prospects, Redmond admits to being confused and wonders what the future will bring. So far, the only school to touch base with the 6-foot-5, 300-pounder since he opened things up has been Wisconsin.
"Their recruiter called me just to check in and see where things stand with me," Redmond said. "The coaches are going to watch my film and be in touch with me soon."
"I don't know what I want to do," Redmond said. "There is no school in particular that I'm looking at. I'm just open and want to see what else is out there. I've really only seen Oregon and Washington. It's tough, but I felt like this is what I needed to do for myself."
Redmond insists that nothing has changed with how he views the Ducks and believes the Ducks will continue to recruit him the same way they did before he committed.
"Coach Greatwood sent me a nice email telling me how he felt and that he understands where I'm coming from," said Redmond, the No. 48 offensive tackle in the country. "Oregon will always be right there for me and there is no way of knowing right now, I could very well wind up a Duck next year."