While guys like Marcus Mariota and Kenjon Barner have been catalysts for recent success, it's the depth of the Oregon Ducks that has moved them into the realm of elite programs.
With national signing day right around the corner, Chip Kelly must continue to recruit positions of need and keep the depth chart strong on several levels.
A small departing senior class will likely mean a smaller recruiting class, but that only puts more pressure on finding the right guys. And with potential sanctions looming that could affect scholarship count, well, this class becomes vital.
Here is a list of current Oregon commitments, but it should expand to fill a few more holes in the coming weeks.
Let's take a look at the five biggest areas of need for the Ducks and how they might address those areas with the 2013 recruiting class.
Note: Wide receiver and defensive line were strongly considered but ultimately left off this list due to the abundance of young talent at each position. Of course, continuing to recruit these positions is still a pretty good idea.