Plenty has been written and speculated about regarding Oregon’s association with a third-party
individual who’s been connected with multiple athletes on football rosters across the country,
including a few at Oregon.
Aside from all of the attention Oregon has grabbed in the national media and NCAA inquiries for information regarding the Duck’s payments to recruiting services, this slideshow takes a look at seven of the 23 players in the 2011 recruiting class who are the most intriguing and who are likely to be impactful recruits.
Chip Kelly has spread his recruiting net across the country, and Oregon no longer relies on the fertile southern California hotbed to wrestle away recruits like it did for so many decades.
This class had two recruits from Iowa, two from Texas, a Floridian, a player from Michigan and two Hawaiians.
Roderick Byers was a Duck all the way until switching last minute to Clemson, and Delvon Simmons, a heralded DT, signed with North Carolina.
So, Oregon’s class could have even gone from the Pacific to the Atlantic; nevertheless, some are calling this Oregon’s greatest recruiting crop ever.
It was a tough call, but here is who I left off the list that could easily be argued as a top-seven impactful recruits: wide receiver Rahsaan Vaughn, defensive tackle Jared Ebert, and offensive lineman Andre Yruetagoyena.