'Tis the season for recruiting. Oregon's 2015 class is light on verbal commitments as the summer season approaches, featuring four to date.
Of course, a program's recruiting success isn't measured by its early pledges; February and national signing day tell the true story. And the work that head coach Mark Helfrich and his staff put forth in the coming months will shape the narrative.
Oregon's growing national clout is evident in the multiregional strategy employed on the recruiting trail. The Ducks are targeting prospects from all over the country, well beyond the Pac-12 regional footprint. They already have one commitment from a prospect in SEC country.
For this recruiting class to be as highly rated as it can be, Oregon must lure away other recruits from their home states.