Thursday, January 17, 2013
More visits set for Oregon commits
By Brandon P. Oliver
January is always an unpredictable time in recruiting, with unexpected commits and surprise decommits. For Oregon, Chip Kelly's move to the NFL means the next three weeks could make things extra chaotic. One day after Kelly accepted the Philadelphia Eagles' job, several of Oregon's top recruits said they would be taking visits to other schools.
Twins Tyree and Tyrell Robinson (San Diego, Calif./Lincoln) will be visiting USC this weekend, according to a text from Tyree, an ESPN 300 WR. This comes on the heels of news that the twins will be visiting Ohio State, perhaps as soon as Jan. 25. The Buckeyes offered scholarships to the Robinsons on Wednesday.
Twins Tyree and Tyrell Robinson are still committed to Oregon, but they'll be visiting USC and Ohio State in the next two weeks.
The two-sport stars, who remain committed to the Ducks, are planning on playing basketball and football at Oregon, and they would likely have a better chance to play hoops at USC than Ohio State. Following some decommitments, it appears the Trojans will have room for the duo and could be the biggest threat to their Oregon commitments.
The Robinsons aren't the only Oregon commits that Ohio State coach Urban Meyer is interested in. ATH Dontre Wilson (DeSoto, Texas, DeSoto), No. 55 in the ESPN 150, will be visiting Columbus on Jan. 25, and he also might take a trip to Oklahoma State.
Wilson confirmed that he is still committed to the Ducks and expects to remain that was if Oregon RB coach Gary Campbell remains in Eugene.
Ohio State's push for wide receivers doesn't end with the Robinson brothers. Neither does its attack on Oregon's recruiting class. WR Darren Carrington Jr. (San Diego, Calif./Horizon) has always wanted to take visits and with Chip Kelly gone, he has his opportunity. The Buckeyes have reached out to him as well and an offer from the Big 10 could be coming.