Off of a 26-man class last year that stocked the shelves, the Ducks are fielding a smaller class in pursuit of high-quality athletes.
The Ducks landed Dior Mathis (pictured), a cornerback out of Michigan's Cass Tech, at the Army All-American game. He's undersized, but can blanket himself on taller receivers and makes up for his stature with technique and aggression.
Three other scholarships in the 16-man class are devoted to DB, so it's obviously an area of concern with the departure of Walter Thurmond III and the relative youth at corner. Troy Hill, Derrick Malone and James Scales join Mathis in the secondary.
Bryan Bennett is listed as a pro-style quarterback, but he shows good athleticism and runs a decent 40. I doubt Kelly is changing up his system any time soon, so Bennett will be expected to be a runner. He'll compete with redshirt sophomore Darron Thomas for the starting job once Jeremiah Masoli leaves next year.
Another good get is tight end Curtis White, the no. 4 TE to Rivals. A two-way player whom Rivals projects could be a great receiving TE, White should compete to get snaps if that's what position he takes now that Ed Dickson is graduating.
RB Dontae Williams, though quick, is a bigger back in Oregon's spread n' shred system—think Brandon Minor. He could step into the buster role vacated by LeGarrette Blount if he can add some weight to his frame in a college lifting program.
This is very much an incomplete class, but the Ducks are still in the running for five-star RB Marcus Lattimore, who will be visiting Eugene later this month and has kept Oregon on his list through a multitude of cuts.
Prospects are usually very impressed after visiting Oregon—you can imagine the sophistication of their facilities, etc.—so there's a chance he leaves South Carolina for the West Coast.
The other major target is weakside DE Owamagbe Odighizuwa. He's scheduled a visit to Oregon and has the Ducks in his final four.
Either or both of those guys would give the class a punch it's lacking so far. I have it on good authority that the Ducks usually finish strong; if so, they'll surely be bumped up a few grades.