Oregon Ducks Expecting Big Talent on National Signing Day

Parker ForteContributor IJanuary 26, 2010

National signing day is around the corner and there is a lot of eager Oregon fans wondering what kind of talent Oregon will pull off.

I have put this piece together to inform fans what they can expect.

Who can Oregon expect to land by or on February 3? Let’s put it together.

         *the list is in no particular order, edited news is in Bold, Italic, Underline 

Erick Dargan - **** safety - Pittsburg, California
200 lbs
Max Bench: 230 Max Squat: 500  Veritcal: 33 inches

When Dargen Visited Oregon during the USC game he was really impressed. He loved the atmosphere on game day and said it was the best part of his visit. He loved the coaches and said he could not imagine any where nicer than Oregon. He rated his visit a 9.5 and would have rated it a 10 if he would have been able to learn more about what Oregon has to offer academically.

I expect that Oregon has the best chance to land this 4 star caliber safety. It will truly add depth to Oregon's defensive recruiting class.

"It was real good. I had a great time," said Dargan during an interview with Ducks Sports Authority. "I liked everything that I saw and I can't imagine anywhere being any nicer than Oregon is."


Anthony Jefferson - **** Athlete - Los Angeles, California
173 lbs
40:4.5 secs

Anthony Jefferson, a four-star athlete, has Oregon high on his list. It is known to be between UCLA, Cal and Oregon.

He really enjoyed his visit to Oregon, he attended the Cal game and was truly surprised with the outcome. He is also happy that Oregon is perfect for his academic future. He loved the game atmosphere and the facilities.

He is being recruited by Oregon as a wide receiver and can really help Oregon on the offensive side of the ball. I truly see him coming to Eugene and now we just have to see how it plays out.

"The biggest highlight (of his visit) was probably going to the game on game day and seeing how they prepare for the game and actually being in that game type of atmosphere. That was a great feeling," said Anthony while being interviewed by Ducks Sports Authority. "Honestly there's nothing that I didn't like. The whole trip was great. I can't really say anything bad about Oregon."

On a scale of 1-10 with 10 high, how would you rate the visit?

"I'd probably rate it a 10. The whole weekend was great and the game was great and everything."


Lache Seastrunk- ***** Running Back - Temple, Texas
192 lbs
40:4.5 secs
Bench Max: 250
Squat Max: 500
Vertical: 35 inches  Solid Verbal - Oregon

Lache Seastrunk is a stud. He has a high interest in Oregon and has announced he will make his choice on the 27th. The race is most likely between Oregon, LSU, and Auburn.

He ranked his visit to Oregon 15 out of 10 and was very pleased with what Oregon has to offer. I think he will fit in very well with Oregon's offense and is a very excellent fit for the Ducks. I believe he will choose Oregon. But all we can do is hope.

               *During an interview with Ducks Sports Authority

"I like it here in Eugene," said Seastrunk. "It's just like back at home, real quiet. I really don't do a lot anyway, so I see this as a perfect fit."

"I'm having a great time," began the coveted recruit. "This is a really great experience. Everybody is welcoming me with open arms. They're open to me. I can't even explain it I'm having such a good time here."


Bjoern Werner- *** Defensive Tackle - Salisbury, Connecticut
275 lbs

Werner is a three-star DT out of Connecticut, but originally from Germany. He grew up in Germany and he did not know a lot about American football, but now I think he has a better understanding now.

Werner like's the University of Oregon and has 'connections' through the coaching staff. I see him putting a keen eye on Oregon and hope he makes the right choice, Oregon.


Owamagbe Odighizuwa - ***** Defensive Tackle - Portland, Oregon
234 lbs      Removed Oregon, Added Oregon State 
The ducks are out for OWA.

The Oregon native has three schools on his mind, Oregon, Nebraska, and UCLA. Nebraska is the likely candidate but Oregon is not out of the picture. 

He told rivals he will go where he feels more comfortable.


Christian Thomas- **** Tight End - Palmdale, California
235 lbs
40:4.5 secs
Bench Max: 335
Vertical: 35 inches

Christian Thomas has Oregon high on his list. There is not much insider on him but we can hope for the best.


Malik Cross - *** Athlete - Oxon Hill, Maryland
178 lbs
40:4.49 secs
Bench Max: 260
Squat Max: 345
Shuttle: 4.15
Vertical: 35 inches

Not much information on this stud three-star athlete. But if Oregon lands him good things can happen. Oregon is Malik's only High interest school. Things are looking promising.

Oregon has a good class so far and the listed recruits can definitely add a boost to the program. A little more talent and a tough heart, and Oregon can go a long way.

National signing day is sure to be exciting and I can't wait to see how it turns out. Oregon fans should expect to have a decent day.

            *The above information is from www.rivals.com


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