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College Football Recruiting 2013: 4-Star WR Thrilled to Commit to Oregon Ducks

Photo courtesy of 247Sports.com
Photo courtesy of 247Sports.com
Wes ODonnellFeatured ColumnistJune 21, 2012

Darren Carrington wasted absolutely no time committing once Oregon offered.

The Scout.com 4-star WR camped with the Ducks on Wednesday, and Greg Biggins of Scout.com reports he accepted the scholarship offer from coach Chip Kelly on the spot.

Biggins quotes the San Diego, California receiver saying:

I ran some good routes, caught the ball well and then Coach Kelly talked (to) me in the morning after the camp and told me I had an offer. I wasn’t planning on committing so early but Oregon was just unreal. I didn’t waste much time, I told him I was taking it ... Oregon is just too good of an opportunity to pass up and I didn’t want to risk losing it by waiting. Everything Oregon offers as a student-athlete, the campus, the facilities, the academic center, it’s just an amazing place. I know there is no way I’ll find any place better so I committed and I’m very happy with my decision.

Biggins also notes that Carrington was planning on visiting more schools, regardless of when he made his commitment, but the Oregon offer has completely changed his game plan.

It is safe to say that this is one SoCal receiver the Ducks should be able to hold onto for the remaining seven months of the recruiting process.

Carrington is also holding offers from Arizona, Arizona State, BC, Colorado, Michigan, SDSU, Vandy and Washington State.

This is hardly the last we'll see of Carrington this summer, either. The newly-committed Duck will be headed back to Oregon in early July to compete at the Nike showcase known as "The Opening."

He received an invite after earning MVP honors at the NFTC camp in Oakland a little over a month ago.

If he keeps up that type of play it will only be a matter of time before we see him flying around the field in a Ducks uniform making plays on Saturdays.

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