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Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Oregon recruiting: Quick-hitters

By Brandon P. Oliver

The Oregon coaches have been active on the recruiting trail since the end of spring practice. They have stopped to see dozens of prospects and have issued a few new offers.

Among the prospects earning an offer from the Ducks is WR Armanti Foreman (Texas City, Texas/Texas City). Foreman is one of the top receivers in the Lone Star State and his interest in the Ducks could earn them a visit down the road.

With the likely departure of starting TE Colt Lyerla after the 2013 season, and possible position changes to a couple of the Ducks' young tight end corps, the Ducks appear to be targeting the tight end position more than originally thought. Two of the nation's top tight ends, DeAndre Goolsby (Derby, Kans./Derby) and Trevor Wood (Scottsdale, Ariz./Chaparral) were offered by the Ducks this week.

Goolsby holds offers from Arkansas, Florida, Kansas, Kansas State, Missouri, Ohio State, Oklahoma, Oregon and Washington. The 6-foot-4, 225-pound prospect seems like a perfect fit for what the Ducks want out of their tight ends. His athleticism will make him a prime target for the Ducks in the months ahead.

As one of the top pass-catching targets in the west, Wood has the attention of many top programs. The 6-6, 240-pound Wood holds offers from Arizona, Arizona State, Boise State, Kansas State, Michigan State, Oklahoma, Oregon, Oregon State, UCLA, Utah and Washington. A number of other programs, including Ohio State and USC have been in touch the big tight end in recent weeks.

Mike Moser, Jordan Lewis
UNLV forward Mike Moser (43) is transferring to Oregon after averaging 7.1 points and 6.1 rebounds a game last season.
In men's basketball news, the Ducks recently landed UNLV forward Mike Moser to continue the trend of landing talented transfers. Moser will provide a huge boost for the Ducks up front after the departure of Tony Woods and Arsalan Kazemi. They might not be done yet, as C Tarik Black -- who will graduate from Memphis this spring and be eligible at any school this fall -- recently visited Oregon, and all signs point to the visit being very influential. Black also visited Georgetown last week and left Duke on Tuesday. The talented big-man is scheduled to visit Kansas soon, with a decision expected shortly thereafter.

The addition of Black would be a huge boost for the Ducks as they look to build off of their success last season, which ended in the Sweet 16. Adding Black to a frontline that will add Moser and incoming freshman Jordan Bell (Long Beach, Calif./Poly), would make the Ducks a threat to go even further next season.