Wednesday, January 16, 2013
Ohio State offers two Oregon pledges
By Brad Bournival
It didn’t take long for Ohio State to look into the possibility of gaining a few Oregon pledges after Chip Kelly left to coach the Philadelphia Eagles on Wednesday.
One of them, ESPN 300 wide receiver Tyree Robinson (San Diego/Lincoln) announced on his official Twitter account that the Buckeyes had offered him and his twin brother Tyrell, also a Ducks recruit, a scholarship.
Tyree also stated on the account: “I am a Duck. It doesn’t change anything. Doesn’t matter what’s happening, as of now I’m a Duck and plan [on] staying 1.”
Ohio State wasn't the only school communicating with the Robinsons, as several others have inquired about the duo, who might take a few official visits despite being firm in their Oregon commitment.
"USC and Notre Dame both hit us up this morning," Tyree Robinson said via text message. "Ohio State came through with an offer and they want us to visit. I'm not sure what's going to happen but we both want to be Oregon Ducks."
Ranked No. 272 overall, Tyree has been an Oregon commit since Sept. 23 and also has offers from Notre Dame, Oklahoma, UCLA and USC.
Tyrell, who committed to the Ducks the same day as his brother, was being looked at by Notre Dame, Oklahoma, San Diego State, UCLA and USC.
Tyrell and Tyree are four-star seniors, according to ESPN.
-- DuckNation reporter Brandon Oliver contributed to this report.