Oregon Football Recruiting 2014: Updates on Commits, Visits and Offers
Make sure to follow this exclusive tracker from now until national signing day for the latest news and happenings surrounding the Oregon Ducks 2014 recruiting class.
Click here and select Oregon from the college drop down menu to see where all the Duck's recruits hail from.
Wednesday, July 17
Bobby Okereke is mapping out which schools will get an official visit. As of right now, the 3-star athlete is high on Oregon, Stanford and Vanderbilt, according to Justin Hopkins of 247Sports (subscription required).
"Stanford is sort of on top right now," Okereke said. "But everyone's pretty close, real close. I know I'm going to take an official visit there and to Oregon and Vanderbilt. Those are three officials I know I'll take."
"Oregon has done really well the last 5-6 years. It's hard to argue with their success on the field."
Okereke is also considering USC, Washington, Cal and Northwestern, per the report. He has no timetable on a decision.
Tuesday, July 16
My new top 5 after LSU camp... A&M USC FLORIDA OREGON LSU— I am Speedy Noil (@SpeedyNoil) July 16, 2013
The 5-star receiver is an Oregon-type player with his speed and elusiveness. He is near the top of every program's wish list.
Tuesday, June 18
I'm going to visit Oregon and Washington on the 27th and 28th (of June). It will give me a day on each campus and a chance to talk to the coaches. I was thinking about committing at The Opening but I'm not ready yet.
Lockett is a 3-star recruit who is high on Washington, UCLA and Oregon, according to his 247Sports interest page. Per the report, Lockett doesn't expect to make a decision until after this upcoming season is finished.
Tui Talia originally committed with Washington but has recently decided that Oregon is the best place for him. A 3-star defensive end, Talia has made his newest commitment official, according to Craig Loper II of Scout (subscription required).
“Everything is set now. I just needed some time to make the decision but now I’m good to just focus for once on school, football and my road to becoming an almighty DUCK!” Talia said.
Follow Bleacher Report's interactive recruiting map to find out where Oregon is recruiting the hardest.
Tuesday, May 28
Defensive end Andrew Williams has more offers than he knows what to do with and is in the lengthy process of removing the schools he isn't interested in. A 4-star recruit from Georgia, Williams is only interested in two West Coast schools. Luckily for the Ducks, Oregon is one of them, along with USC, according to Chris Swanson of 247Sports (subscription required). Williams said:
I’m interested in those schools because they’re two of the best programs out West. There are other things that are important in my decision though. I'm going to consider the education, quality of the coaching staff, and if the scheme works for me.
Williams has already visited Auburn, Ole Miss, Miami and Tennessee, among others, but could gear a little more interest in Oregon as he continues to narrow down his list.
Wednesday, May 22
Springs is 4-star defensive player, and while he is from Texas, he has always been high on the Ducks in his recruiting process.
Monday, May 20
Wednesday, May 15
Cornerback Jonathan Lockett has given Rivals his top four schools (subscription required), which includes Oregon, UCLA, Washington and Notre Dame. He was invited to The Opening in Oregon and could schedule a visit out in Eugene later this summer, according to the report.
"I got invited to The Opening so coach (Keith) Heyward said he wanted me to come a day earlier and visit Washington and maybe I could visit Oregon, too," Lockett said.
While Lockett says he is still open to other programs entering the race, he is pretty confident early on that one of those four schools is the one.
Thursday, May 9
That didn't take long.
Thursday, May 9
Offensive tackle Layth Friekh visited Oregon during the spring game and received an offer a few days later on April 30. He recently caught up with Justin Hopkins of 247Sports and provided him with his favorites and a timeline for when he would like to announce (subscription required):
Arizona, Washington and Oregon are all sticking out right now. I like the coaches at both schools but I love how close Arizona is to my family. I'm trying to make my decision by July or August so we'll see what happens.
Friekh is considered the 194th-best player by 247Sports of the 2014 recruiting class.
Mason Ruiz is a JUCO player at College of the Sequoias in Visalia, Calif. He has yet to receive an offer from an FBS school, but according to Justin Hopkins of 247Sports (paid link), Ruiz has been talking to a couple of schools that are interested:
I've had a lot of contact with Oregon and Washington State so far. Kansas came by and checked me out and I know they loved my performance. I've had some contact with Miami too a little. Things are picking up, I'm just hoping for a shot.
Ruiz admitted to being raw at the defensive end position, but watching the film you see a good sized defender (265 pounds) with above-average speed and great instincts. He also displays a great motor and a nose for the football. It won't be long before a school throws the young man a bone, and it wouldn't be surprising if the Ducks are the ones looking to boost the defensive front.
Royce Freeman is considered a top-10 running back, and the offers have begun to pile up over the past couple of months. While he seems to be keeping things a little close to the vest, the 4-star running back has hinted that Oregon is among one of his favorites, according to Justin Hopkins of 247Sports (paid link):
Oregon is a well-established program with a high powered offense. I really like coach (Gary) Campbell. He's simple and keeps it real. I feel like he gives you every opportunity to earn playing time.
I have a pretty good relationship with coach (Brian) White since they offered. He seems like a really good coach and he's well established coaching all kinds of backs.
Freeman also has offers from Florida, UCLA and Florida State, but according to the report, the only visit scheduled so far is a trip to Eugene sometime in June. He doesn't have that elite speed most Oregon backs have, but he has terrific hands and runs with great balance.
Cornerback Adarius Pickett does not have an offer from Oregon, but the Ducks coaching staff has been watching him closely. Making sure his grades are up to par and talking daily with defensive backs coach John Neal, Oregon and Pickett are quite close, according to Robby Boydstun of Scout (paid link).
"I'm focused on football right now, especially with Oregon," Pickett said. "We'll see what happens with them."
Pickett, a 4-star corner, has plenty of elite offers, including USC, Oregon and Nebraska, but it is clear he is patiently waiting on that offer from Oregon. This is a recruit to keep an eye on within the next couple of weeks, as it seems like it’s only a matter of time before these talks begin to heat up.
What is the duplicate article?
Why is this article offensive?
Where is this article plagiarized from?
Why is this article poorly edited?