It’s National Signing Day across the country for high school athletes to sign their Letters of Intent for where they’ll be playing their college football.
So far, it’s been a surprising morning for the Oregon Ducks after reports surfaced that WR’s Bralon Addison ( Missouri City, TX – 5’10, 180lbs ) and Chance Allen ( Missouri City, TX – 6’3, 190lbs ) changed their earlier verbal commitments in favor of the Ducks. Another big wide receiver has also reportedly signed his letter of intent with Oregon and that’s Dwayne Stanford out of Cincinnati, Ohio.
Oregon Duck Football News will be following National Signing Day for the Ducks as well as covering head coach Chip Kelly’s press conference later in the day. Stay tuned.
When asked when he absolutely knew he would be spending the next several years playing football at Oregon, 5 Star DL recruit Arik Armstead told Oregon Duck Football News on Sunday night it was last Friday, the day after he met with Oregon head coach Chip Kelly on his home visit. “I knew the very next day,” said Armstead. “I was happy and pleased the way he recruited me and where they saw me fitting in”.
And Armstead will be fitting in quite nicely too. According to many scouting services, Arik Armstead ( 6’8 285lbs / Elk Grove, CA.) is one of the best defensive lineman in the country coming out of high school and could very well find playing time on the Duck defensive line as a true freshman.
Armstead made his college announcement Sunday afternoon at The House Christian Church in front of his family, friends and more than 200 parishioners who gathered to worship and also see their hometown hero make his college choice. When making his announcement, Armstead discussed each of the six colleges ( Caps ) that were laid in front of him, however when asked Armstead said his choice only came down to two universities. “It was between Oregon and Washington,” said Armstead. “My family talked me through the pros and cons, but when it came down to it, it was my decision. I just liked the sports marketing program at Oregon and their association with Nike. At some point I’d like to get a job at Nike.” Continue reading
Oregon Football Spends $45,245 on Recruiting Services
After months of rumors and allegations into Oregon’s alleged football recruiting improprieties, an 8 page document from the University of Oregon was released on Friday that gives Duck football fans a clearer picture of the NCAA’s investigation that began a year ago.
The document originated from the NCAA investigations committee and was submitted to the President of the University of Oregon. ( Interim President Robert M. Berdahl ) On the document it suggests it’s a “draft for discussion purposes” which doesn’t provide much clarity into the documents purpose except to lay out the NCAA’s current findings.
And the findings are numerous. The first revolves around Oregon’s use of scouting and recruiting services. According to the document, the Oregon football program “paid for subscriptions to at least three recruiting or scouting services that did not conform to NCAA legislation.”
It goes on to specify; Continue reading