It was a terrific weekend in Eugene. Beautiful fall weather—at least, until the game started—and a big, big win by the Ducks. For the record, that was "drizzle", Arizona fans, because, as you know, "It never rains in Autzen Stadium."
As reported by Justin Rowland of Duck Sports Authority, the weekend was even more terrific than Duck fans originally thought. Tyree and Tyrell Robinson, 4-star prospects from San Diego, verbally committed to play both football and basketball for Oregon.
The 6'4" twins, weighing 180 (Tyree) and 185 (Tyrell) pounds (I wonder if Tyrell ate a cheeseburger and giant fries just before they weighed in), were among the West Coast's most highly sought-after 2013 prospects. They were originally thought to be considering only Pac-12 schools and Notre Dame. Rowland reported that they had narrowed their search to USC, Oregon and Notre Dame by last weekend.
Both players are listed as "Athlete" by Rivals.com. Apparently, the Ducks' recruiting pitch to the twins centered on how successful Oregon has been slotting in versatile athletes wherever they can contribute (see De'Anthony Thomas, Bryan Bennett.)
A warm welcome by their host Arik Armstead and the rest of the team, an electrifying crowd at Autzen, and a solid Pac-12 Conference win by the Ducks worked its magic on the twins.
Oregon now has 11 commitments in the class of 2013, including seven 4-star prospects. Look for more action between now and February's signing day.
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