Oregon Ducks: ESPN 300

ESPN 300: July 30 update

July, 30, 2013
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Tom Luginbill breaks down the significant movers in the ESPN 300 rankings, including a new player in the top three, players who made massive jumps further down in the rankings and new positional No. 1s at wide receiver and outside linebacker.

2015 ESPN 300 release chat

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If you’re looking for the elite football prospects in the Class of 2015, there’s no need to wait until next year, RecruitingNation has you covered.

We unveiled the ESPN 300 player rankings for the rising junior class earlier today, marking the first time we have compiled a top-300 list for underclassmen. There’s still much for fans to digest with the release, so we’ve recruited our scouts and reporters for a Tuesday chat (beginning at 2 p.m. ET) to shed some light on the list and to make sure fans are familiar with this talented cast of stars.

In addition to participating here, you can follow along on Facebook or tweet us your questions using #ESPNJr300.

Helfrich taking the reins in recruiting 

February, 7, 2013
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Every program has one or two coaches they turn to when they need to close one of their top prospects. The Oregon Ducks have a number of assistants that have been relied upon greatly over the years. The staff has some new faces that will make an impact on the recruiting trail, but the new man at the top was very influential in gaining 19 new signees in the Class of 2013.

Robinsons' commits set tone for Ducks 

February, 6, 2013
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Tyree Robinson, Tyrell RobinsonBlair Angulo/WeAreSC.comSan Diego twins Tyree Robinson (left) and Tyrell Robinson made things official Wednesday.

The Oregon Ducks were on the verge of losing four of their top commits after Chip Kelly left Oregon with less than a month to go before signing day. Now that the day has come, it's clear that the Ducks' football program is about more than one man.

During a ceremony at their high school this morning, long-time Oregon commits Tyrell Robinson (San Diego/Lincoln) and his twin brother, WR Tyree Robinson, made sure the rumors of their departure were put to rest for good. The brothers never decommitted from Oregon, but many thought the Washington Huskies had convinced them to flip in the final week of the recruiting cycle.


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Ducks flip ESPN 300 OL Cameron Hunt 

February, 6, 2013
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The Oregon Ducks added their fourth ESPN 300 member and their fifth offensive lineman when former Cal commit Cameron Hunt (Corona, Calif./Centennial) confirmedthat he had flipped to the Ducks.

The No. 276 player in the ESPN 300 joins OL Evan Voeller (West Linn, Ore./West Linn) as the second Under Armour All-American in the Ducks' 2013 class. Hunt officially visited Michigan, Ohio State, Oregon and Cal after former Bears' head coach Jeff Tedford was fired and former Bears' OL coach Jim Mahalczik left for Arizona.

What is the impact of Hunt's decision?


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Ducks flipping the script on Cal? 

February, 4, 2013
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Over the past decade, Oregon and California have gone back and forth, on and off the field. While the Ducks have dominated the Bears on the field of late, that hasn't stopped Cal from winning a number of high-profile recruiting battles.

The programs haven't gone head-to-head often in the Class of 2013, but the Ducks are looking to take make a big impact on their class by putting a dent in Sonny Dykes' first recruiting class at Cal.


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Ducks host trio on final weekend 

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With signing day just three days away, the Oregon Ducks made a final push for a trio of recruits over the weekend. With a need for one more commitment at defensive line, linebacker and running back, the Ducks focused their efforts on three players who have already committed to other programs.


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Ducks' weekend rewind 

January, 28, 2013
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Entering the weekend, the Oregon Ducks were steady at 13 commits in their 2013 recruiting class. On Friday, they landed a commitment from one of the top remaining players in the West. And Sunday they landed a commitment at a major position of need from one of the top sleepers in the West.

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The Oregon coaching staff remains mostly intact, and with that, it appears the tumult surrounding the program didn't have any effect some of the Ducks' top targets. With one commit and three targets on campus this weekend, the Ducks seem to have had things under control all along.


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Torrodney PrevotTom Hauck for ESPN.comUSC commit Torrodney Prevot might be taking a visit to Oregon soon.

Since the "modern era" of Oregon football began in 1994, the Ducks have done as good of a job as any other program in the country at identifying and developing under-the-radar talent. In recent years, the Ducks have also done a great job of finding the right fit with certain recruits late in the process. The Ducks have been able to host several official visitors late in the recruiting process and turn them into Ducks. Can they do it again in 2013?

With three weeks to go until signing day, the Ducks are targeting a number of prospects that are either committed elsewhere or are new to the Ducks' recruiting board. Some of them are big names and some are new names all together. We'll take a look at who the Ducks have recently made a push for and where things stand.


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Ducks faring well in new rankings 

January, 10, 2013
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The final edition of the ESPN 150/300 is out and there is reason for optimism for Oregon fans. The same four Oregon commits that were ranked in the last edition of the rankings remain ranked. Three of the four commits moved no more than four spots in either direction. The other made a huge jump after an outstanding senior season.

The Ducks moved up one spot in the latest edition of the ESPN Class Rankings after adding three commits since the previous rankings. The 36-spot improvement of the Ducks new, highest-rated recruit also aided in the Ducks moving up to No. 21

RB Thomas Tyner (Aloha, Ore./Aloha) made the biggest jump up in the rankings after a strong week at the US Army Bowl showed that he can hang with the nation's best. Tyner moved up to No. 90 from No. 104.

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When former Oregon OL commit Alex Redmond (Los Alamitos, Calif./Los Alamitos) decommitted from the Ducks last month, it made the offensive line an even bigger priority in the Class of 2013. Redmond committed to UCLA last week, leaving the Ducks with two open spots on the line.

Thomas Oser
Tom Hauck for ESPN.comOL Thomas Oser became an even bigger priority for Oregon following the decommitment of Alex Redmond.
One of Oregon's top targets, OL Thomas Oser (North Hollywood, Calif./Harvard-Westlake) became an even higher priority with Redmond's pledge. Oser is down to three schools, with the Ducks possibly holding a slight advantage in the battle for his signature.

"I really like everything about Oregon's program and their style of play," Oser said. "Their offense is really fun to watch, and I think it would be fun to play in. They have a good thing going, and it would be an honor to play for them."

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Evan VoellerZach Perry/IntersportEvan Voeller is the Ducks' top offensive line commitment in the 2013 class, but he still needs some future teammates.

When offensive lineman Alex Redmond (Los Alamitos, Calif./Los Alamitos), a former Ducks commit, opened up his recruitment last month, he was immediately pursued by several other schools. When the offer came on Friday night from one of the local schools he originally considered, he didn't hesitate to jump on it.

"I just committed to [UCLA OL coach] Coach Klemm. I'm a Bruin," Redmond said. "It feels good to be done with it. I really like the style they play with and think it will be a great fit."

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