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Monday, February 18, 2013
Nevada OL Crosby high on Ducks

By Brandon P. Oliver

More than a quarter of the Oregon Ducks' 2013 recruiting class was made up of high school offensive linemen. That hasn't stopped them from making an early push for a number of the top players at the position in the Class of 2014.

Earlier this month, the Ducks signed an under-the-radar athlete out of Nevada when OL Elijah George (Las Begas/Arbor View). In an effort to get out in front of the pack, the Ducks have already offered the top offensive lineman from the state in the Class of 2014.

OL Tyrell Crosby (Henderson, Nev./Green Valley) has several offers to his credit, including one from the Ducks, a program he has always admired.

"It was awesome to get an offer from a school like that," Crosby said. "They are one of the top programs in the country. Getting an early offer from them was great and that is why they are my No. 1 school right now."

In addition to the Ducks, the 6-foot-4, 270-pound Crosby holds offers from Nevada, San Diego State, UNLV and Utah. The Ducks were the first BCS program to offer but they are not alone in their pursuit of the talented lineman. They may not be alone in their pursuit of Crosby, but they do -- at least for now -- stand atop his list of favorites.

"Alabama is the only school I would choose over them right now," he said. "I'm trying to schedule some visits and I definitely plan to get up to Oregon in April so I can check it out up close."

Crosby, one of the top players in the state, has also been hearing from Arizona, Arizona State, Boise State, Fresno State, UCLA and Washington State. Despite the heavy interest from a number of other programs, Crosby said that the Ducks are everything he could possibly want when looking for a future program.

"They are known for winning and they run an offense I'm already used to," he said. "They are an incredible program that anyone would want to play for. Once I visit in April I'll have a better feel for how I fit in with the school and the program."