Wednesday, June 6, 2012

June 06, 2012
As May comes to an end, 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 receiver and tight end positions.

Tight End

There is a lot of youth at the tight end position on the current Duck roster, but that has not stopped the coaches from offering several more tight ends for the 2013 recruiting cycle. There are currently five offers out to players listed as tight ends in the Rivals database. That means that since our article about tight ends two more offers have been extended.

Mike Heuerman
Summary: Heuerman has good hands when catching the ball. He seems to take the right angle and makes good plays to the ball, does not let the ball get to him, he goes up and gets it out of the air. He is also a very good blocker

DSA Odds: Committed to Notre Dame Heuerman looks to be a solid commit to Notre Dame.
Offered, Committed to Notre Dame6-4/220Naples, FL
Josh McNeil
Summary: McNeil moves very well and runs good routes. With his great frame he is very adept at using his body to gain position against the defender and has the athleticism to get up in the air to catch the ball.

DSA Odds: Very Low McNeil has named Alabama as his current leader. Based on what he is saying, it appears at the moment that the Ducks are a long shot.
Offered, Medium Interest6-5/235Durham, NC
Danny Mattingly
Summary: Mattingly has a great frame again at 6-5 and 225 pounds. Another versatile athlete that could provide help in a couple of different positions, Mattingly is rated the 25th best tight end in the nation, though he is also being looked at on defense by some teams.

DSA Odds: Medium Mattingly had high praise for the Ducks when Duck Sports Authority spoke with him in May. Due to his faith and family connections, he may be a tough pull from Notre Dame, but Oregon definitely has his interest.
Offered, Medium Interest6-5/225Spokane, WA
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