- Brandon P. Oliver, Reporter, DuckNation
With the many recruiting rumors floating around the Oregon football program this week, the list of potential official visitors once included as many eight members of the ESPN 300, including seven from the ESPN 150. As the weekend approaches it has become more clear that the list will be considerably smaller and won't include the majority of the rumored recruits.
Add elite WR Marquez North of Mallard Creek (NC) High School to the list of rumored visitors that will not be on campus. ESPN.com's DawgNation reporter Kipp Adams confirmed with the father of the No. 133 player in the ESPN 150, Ramondo North. According to him, they never heard from the Ducks.
ESPN 150 member RB Derrick Green; Richmond (VA) Hermitage and LB Danny Mattingly; Spokane (Wash.) Mead, a Notre Dame commit, both had to postpone their scheduled visits to Eugene due to conflicts with their playoff schedules. RB Alvin Kamara of Norcross (GA) High School, the No. 32 prospect in the ESPN 150, was also looking to make it out to Eugene after recently confirming that he now has Oregon in his top three along with long-time favorites Georgia and Alabama.
Ducks' RB commit Thomas Tyner of Aloha (Ore.) High School and fellow in-state commit Doug Brenner of Portland (Ore.) Jesuit will both both use the Ducks' last regular-season home game of the season for their official visits.
With the many recruiting rumors floating around the Oregon football program this week, the list of potential official visitors once included as many eight members of the ESPN 300, including seven from the ESPN 150.