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Monday, February 4, 2013
Darren Carrington Jr. updates status

By Brandon Oliver

After deciding to open up his recruitment a little bit after Chip Kelly's departure from Oregon, four-star WR Darren Carrington Jr. (San Diego/Horizon) took visits to Arizona and Arizona State while remaining committed to the Ducks.

On Monday night, Carrington confirmed with DuckNation that he will stick to his original commitment to Oregon by tweeting, "Man well it's final I will be 100% attending THE UNIVERSITY OF OREGON this fall! #wintheday #RIPunclejaylen #everything4u"

Carrington spoke to DuckNation about reaching that decision.

"It really came down to my uncle's last words," Carrington said. "He told me he couldn't wait to see me kill it in an Oregon uniform."

With both the Sun Devils and the Wildcats making a big push for the Semper Fidelis All-American, Carrington had to think back to why he committed to Oregon in the first place.

"Oregon was always my dream school, but it was really something I felt like I needed to do for my uncle," Carrington said. "I would have probably signed with Oregon no matter what, but knowing that I can honor him by going to Oregon pushed it over the top."

The news of Carrington solidifying his commitment comes on the heels of ESPN 150 ATH Dontre Wilson (DeSoto, Texas/DeSoto) flipping to Ohio State earlier Monday evening. The way Carrington sees it, the Ducks just need to keep doing things the Oregon way.

"Next man up," Carrington said. "He's a great player, but that just means more opportunities for me and the other guys to step up. We're gonna be just fine."