The Oregon Ducks have never been known as a recruiting powerhouse, but in recent years they have become more than just a thorn in the side of power programs. They have become a force on the recruiting trail.
This year's group will be the first full recruiting class for Mark Helfrich as the Ducks' head coach. Thus far, it appears the Ducks are sticking to the recruiting plan they successfully utilized under former coach Chip Kelly.
Led by four U.S. Army All-Americans, three Semper Fidelis All-Americans and two Under Armour All-Americans, the Ducks currently have the No. 15 class in the country, according to the 247Sports Composite Team Rankings.
Without the built-in geographical advantages many other elite programs enjoy, Oregon has been forced to follow the recruiting trail to all corners of the country. The talent pool the Ducks have within a six-hour drive of the Eugene campus is among the least fertile recruiting areas in the country.
Oregon has signed a number of players from outside its usual target areas during the last seven recruiting cycles. The Ducks have signed players from Florida, North Carolina, Georgia, Alabama, New Jersey, Kansas, Texas, Ohio, Iowa, Michigan, Mississippi, Illinois, Utah, Nebraska, Colorado, American Samoa and Canada.
With eight commits from California and two commits each from the states of Texas and Arizona, the Ducks continue to show that they can go into recruiting hotbeds and compete with the in-state programs.
With the recruiting season heating up, it's time to shift gears and focus on the future. Here is everything you need to know about Oregon for national signing day.
All recruiting info and star ratings courtesy of 247Sports unless otherwise noted.