Tuesday, October 8, 2013

October 08, 2013

After a convincing conference win against Colorado, the Oregon football team heads out on the road for what looks to be their toughest game so far in the 2013 season. With ESPN Gameday on hand for the Ducks matchup with the University of Washington the eyes of the college football world will be focused on the game in Seattle. With the ramping up of the schedule, Duck coaches will also be turning up their recruiting efforts.

Today at Duck Sports Authority, I wrote about the Ducks recruiting in the state of Washington looking at the top three prospects from the state.

The Huskies, though, will be looking to set an example of what the "new" Washington is all about hosting several high profile recruits. One of those is former Duck recruit Layth Friekh. Oregon had been recruiting the offensive lineman, but backed off reportedly cancelling his planned trip to Autzen.

After Virginia scheduled their largest ever recruiting visit for the Oregon game earlier this season, only to get beat soundly in front of those recruits, Virginia fans wondered aloud; was it the best idea to host all those talented players with Oregon in town?

Certainly this game will look a little bit different. While Washington may not yet be fully "back" to the top of the Pac-12 conference, they are a much better team than Virginia.

Even so, if the Ducks get on a roll and Washington falls behind early, will having all those high profile recruits standing around watching the fans turn on their team be a good thing?


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