Friday, June 8, 2012

June 08, 2012
As the school year turns to summer and the calendar turns to June, recruiting will begin to pick up steam as young men travel to multiple camps and make unofficial visits to their favorite programs. Leading up to the summer cap season for football, Duck Sports Authority spent the month of May looking in depth at each position. During that stretch we looked at those with a listed offer in the Rivals database as well as a few off the radar prospects and some other intriguing athletes who have some measured interest in the Oregon program.

It is a sign of just how far the Ducks program has ascended over the past few years that the coaches have been very selective in their early offers.

Today, Duck Sports Authority looks back at the earlier articles and gives a brief summary of each position on offense. Our first part takes a look back at the running back and quarterback positions.

Running Back

A position that, due to unexpected transfers, the Ducks are very thin. With the number of offers, the Duck coaches clearly are looking to add, at the very least, two running backs, but more likely they are looking for three in this class. On the bright side, the Ducks have made an early impact. At the time of the first article, Thomas Tyner had already committed to the Ducks, since then, the Ducks have added another commit at the running back position.

Thomas Tyner
Summary: Tyner combines good size with blazing speed. At 6'0" tall and 200 pounds, Tyner is the kind of running back the Ducks have not had since the departure of Jonathan Stewart. In addition to his nearly ideal size, Tyner is an explosively fast runner. The state record holder in the 100 meter dash, Tyner is a breakaway threat any time he touches the ball.

DSA Odds: Committed to Oregon Tyner looks to be very solid in his commitment to Oregon.
Committed to Oregon6-0/200Aloha, OR
Dontre Wilson
Summary: Wilson is a fast runner with good open field vision and the ability to make people miss in tight spaces. He shows the ability to explode through the middle of the line at times as needed.

DSA Odds: Committed to Oregon Wilson is the most recent Ducks commit. There are other schools who will push hard to change his mind.
Committed to Oregon5-10/176DeSoto, TX
Justin Davis
Summary: Davis runs well to the edge and has deceptive speed getting to the corner when it looks like the defender has the angle. He has strong legs and his feet keep moving through contact creating plenty of yards after contact. Davis has good vision in the open field. He also has a deceptively effective jump-cut move.

DSA Odds: None Long considered a USC lean, Davis made it official committing to the Trojans in mid May.
Offered, Committed to USC6-1/195Stockton, CA
Derrick Green
Summary: Green is an extremely strong runner with powerful legs. He seems to enjoy contact and loves to deliver hits on defenders as he is carrying the ball. If he gets into one-on-one situations with defensive backs, he will win the battle many times with his sheer strength. He is excellent carrying the ball in the red-zone with his powerful legs that keep churning after first contact.

DSA Odds:

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