So last week was not a good one from the Ducks' recruiting perspective.
Highly sought after 5-star DT Eddie Vanderdoes verbally committed to USC, right after equally sought after 4-star OT Nico Falah did the same thing.
Falah's commitment to the Trojans was particularly painful to fans since he had tweeted two days previously "Win the Day," passed on to you by me as a hopeful sign.
Outsmarted by a 17-year-old. How embarrassing.
But life goes on. There are plenty of other 17-year-olds in the sea.
Many of the hot prospects are in the South this year. For Oregon to join the ranks of the true national powers in college football, the Ducks need to reel in some of these Southern recruits. Here are the ones I'd like to see Chip Kelly land.