You've surely heard that "recruiting is the lifeblood of every football program," but for the Oregon Ducks, their name alone isn't going to sign a top-10 class, as the case might be with USC or Alabama.
Instead, Oregon has looked toward more innovative approaches in recruiting, and the results have led directly to the growth of a team coming off its fourth straight BCS bowl appearance.
It helps that the Ducks aren't just another team anymore. Oregon is a household name, and every recruit, from the 5-stars to the diamonds-in-the-rough, knows about the Ducks.
Still, recruiting is an uphill battle for Oregon, and it must continue to rely on unique strategies to land their desired players.
Let's take a look at the five most unique strategies employed by the Ducks.