Oregon Ducks: Football recruiting

Signing day is here

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Signing day is here, and RecruitingNation will have you covered with commitment news to what it means to your favorite team.

Can't get near a TV? Check out our signing day special on WatchESPN from 8 a.m.-7 p.m. ET And we'll have three online shows on ESPN3 at 10 a.m., 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. Here's a full list of announcements.

Here's how the class rankings stack up heading into the day. Check back regularly, as these will be updated each hour.

Where will the nation's top uncommitted players go? Go the the Hot Board Insider for our experts' predictions.

And if you're stuck in the office but want to follow along, join our signing day chat, which will run from 8 a.m.-7 p.m. ET. We'll have our team of experts checking in throughout the day you keep you updated breaking news.





2015 ESPN 300 release chat

July, 16, 2013
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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.

2014 OL Streuli looks to add interest 

January, 16, 2013
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Chandler Streuli (Enumclaw, Wash./Enumclaw) couldn’t wait for the one-on-one matchups.

The 6-foot-3, 294-pound offensive lineman was at a Barton Football Academy workout and his favorite session was about to begin.

“I just love the competition,” the junior said. “It’s you versus someone else and, being a tackle, I’m on an island, so it’s always me versus someone else. That’s fun.”

LB Mattingly makes Saturday decision 

December, 22, 2012
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Danny MattinglyMason Kelly/ESPN.comFour-star linebacker Danny Mattingly decided to end the process Saturday night, committing to the Ducks.
As soon as Danny Mattingly (Spokane, Wash./Mead) arrived at Oregon for his official visit, he got sick.

“I got really bad strep throat,” the four-star recruit said. “My throat just got really swollen. I didn’t do very much more than just kind of lay around. I got to see a practice, but I just got really sick the day I got down there.”

The 6-foot-5, 218-pound inside linebacker had already made the trek to Eugene, Ore. over the summer. He felt like that unofficial visit provided a good understanding of what the university had to offer.

So, even though he wasn’t able to get the full experience of an official visit, he saw enough to know he wanted to give a verbal commitment to the Ducks.


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Myles Jack enjoys last-minute Utah visit 

December, 18, 2012
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Myles Jack (Bellevue, Wash./Bellevue) thought he had his official visits set. He had a four-week schedule with trips to Arizona State, UCLA, Washington and Oregon.

He knew he had one more he could take, but most coaches wanted him to come in January. He didn’t have enough weeks to fit everything in.


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2015 ATH Hayward receiving interest 

December, 14, 2012
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ORLANDO, Fla. -- Class of 2015 athlete Jaylin Hayward (Tallahassee, Fla./Godby) might be just a sophomore, but the talented prospect is already receiving heavy interest from the in-state programs.

The 5-foot-9, 165-pound athlete, who totaled three receptions for 35 yards in Godby's 21-20 state championship victory over Immokalee (Fla.) Immokalee on Friday, said he is receiving heavy interest from several top programs.

"I'm hearing a lot from Alabama, Florida State, Florida, Miami and hopefully Oregon soon, but I'm not sure," Hayward said. "I have offers from Kentucky, FSU, Miami and Florida already."

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ATH Mattingly no longer committed to ND 

December, 6, 2012
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Danny MattinglyTom Hauck/ESPNHSDanny Mattingly will consider Washington, UCLA, Miami, Arizona State and Oregon after decommitting from Notre Dame.

After taking some time to think about his future, Danny Mattingly (Spokane, Wash./Mead) decided that playing college football for Notre Dame “wasn’t the right thing for me.”

The 6-foot-5, 218-pound athlete confirmed Thursday he is no longer committed to the Irish.

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S Leon McQuay talks coaching changes 

December, 2, 2012
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GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- The high school career of ESPN 150 safety Leon McQuay III (Seffner, Fla./Armwood) came to an end on Friday, as Armwood fell in the playoffs to nationally ranked Gainesville (Fla.) High School.

Though his season is over, things are starting to heat up with McQuay's recruitment. He continues to have a top five of Florida State, Oregon, Vanderbilt, Michigan and USC. Michigan defensive line coach Jerry Montgomery was on hand to watch McQuay on Friday.

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Tom Hauck for ESPN.comLeon McQuay is the No. 3 safety in the nation. He's ranked No. 32 overall in the ESPN 150.
McQuay has taken official visits to all of his favorite schools except for Southern Cal but is planning to visit USC next weekend. Florida State and USC have made a big push for McQuay over the last several months. But with FSU defensive coordinator Mark Stoops taking the head coaching job at Kentucky and USC defensive coordinator Monte Kiffin stepping down this past week, McQuay said he is waiting to see who will replace them before he making any changes with his recruitment.

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DE Austin Hooper lets 'euphoria' settle 

November, 13, 2012
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For Austin Hooper, it is time to take a step back.

The 6-foot-5, 245-pound defensive end (Concord, Calif./De La Salle) spent the weekend on an official visit to Washington and has been riding a wave of “euphoria” since he returned home.

Now he needs to take time to see if that feeling is the trip talking or something that could send a signal that he is coming closer to a decision.

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An unexpected bye week had Oregon commit Matt Wogan (Indian Trail, N.C./Porter Ridge) in Eugene a week earlier than he had planned.

When he visited Oregon's campus this summer for the Ducks' camp, Wogan impressed the coaches enough to earn an offer soon after the camp ended.

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Jamie KohlMatt Wogan showed a strong enough leg as a kicker and punter to get an Oregon offer, which he quickly accepted.
He, too, had come away impressed and had seen enough to know Oregon was where he wanted to be.

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Thomas Duarte focused on senior season 

September, 16, 2012
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One of the more highly recruited uncommitted players in California won't be making a decision anytime soon, as senior tight end Thomas Duarte (Santa Ana, Calif./Mater Dei) said after Friday's 51-0 whipping of Santa Monica (Calif.) that he will spent the next several months concentrating on his senior season.

“I sat down with my parents and we talked it over,” Duarte said. “Being here at Mater Dei for three years -- seeing the support system they have and all the help they’ve given me -- my parents told me I kind of owe them this season. I’m focusing on Mater Dei football first. After the season we have time set aside when I’ll be taking all of my officials.”

A mismatch for high school opposition at tight end and defensive end, Duarte has been a big part of the Monarchs' 3-0 start this season. He has nine receptions for 171 yards and four touchdowns, and has added two sacks and an interception on the defensive side of the ball.

Though he won't make a decision anytime soon, Duarte said a handful of schools stand out. That group includes Notre Dame, Oregon, UCLA, USC and Washington.

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Derrick Green to take first official visit 

September, 14, 2012
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Derrick Green will take his official visit to Tennessee this weekend, the four-star tailback told ESPN on Wednesday. The Vols host Florida on Saturday.

Tennessee is one of the three schools Green has said he will definitely visit officially, along with Auburn at an undecided date and Michigan on Oct. 20. The No. 53 overall prospect in the country from Richmond (Va.) Hermitage is also considering Oregon, Virginia Tech and Ole Miss.

Green has shown strong interest in Auburn, but the lack of a power back in Knoxville has been enticing for the 6-foot, 215-pound Green.

 

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Isaiah Brandt-Sims plans to get 'bigger' 

September, 12, 2012
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For Isaiah Brandt-Sims, speed isn’t an issue.

The 5-foot-11, 172-pound running back (Wenatchee, Wash./Wenatchee) has won back-to-back Class 4A state championships in the 100 and 200 meters.

The junior also puts up the kind of numbers that bring out Division I coaches, scoring seven touchdowns through two games.

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J.D. Hinnant discusses his Cal visit 

September, 10, 2012
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The recruiting battle continues to heat up for offensive guard J.D. Hinnant (Fountain Valley, Calif./Fountain Valley). One of the few remaining uncommitted offensive line prospects on the West Coast, Hinnant cut his final list to four schools -- California, Duke, Nebraska and Oregon -- and while additional programs continue to show interest, California was the first school able to make an in-season push for the 6-foot-3, 257-pound lineman.

Hinnant spent the weekend with the Golden Bears, as he made the unofficial visit to watch California take on Southern Utah. Though he visited the Cal campus in late July, Hinnant wanted to make a return trip with school in session in order to get a better feel for the campus life, as well as the game day atmosphere.

“It was a good trip,” Hinnant said. “I had a blast at the game and got to meet some of the new commitments in the class and talk to the coaches. It was a fun game to watch.”

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WR John Ross enjoys trip to Seattle 

September, 3, 2012
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John Ross wants to win in Long Beach, Calif., before tackling the task of selecting a school.

Since the 5-foot-9, 170-pound receiver (Long Beach, Calif./Jordan) is focused on his senior season he has yet to take the time to make his final choice.

“I’m just taking everything slow right now,” Ross said.

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