On Jan. 8, the Oregon Ducks received a verbal commitment from in-state phenom Colt Lyerla. At 6'5" and 225 pounds, with both strength and speed to burn, the 5-star athlete has the physical gifts to play on either side of the ball. And while Colt has expressed an interest in playing offense, many experts project him as a defensive end, or linebacker at the next level.
So here are the 10 reasons why, despite Colt's success on offense in high school, he should be playing defense for the Oregon Ducks come 2011.
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