by DSH contributing writer Eric Sloat
Another National Signing Day has come and gone, across the country fans are caring more about stars than any astronomy major does during finals. It’s great when your team has a galaxy full of them, but it really isn’t as important as ESPN, Scout and Rivals all want people to think it is. It’s a hook that “experts” can use to grade a team’s class, but quickly becomes irrelevant when the season gets underway.
Oregon’s class is rated in, or just out of, the top 20. The Ducks did great with the skill players, Royce Freeman, Jalen Brown on offense, Mattrell McGraw, Arrion Springs on defense all committed early and stayed with Oregon. Budda Baker reversed fields and ended up staying home and will be a Husky. Juju Smith came so close to picking up the Ducks hat, but in the end went to USC. The Ducks were not able to address the biggest problem going into next season, namely getting big guys to come to Oregon.
In the Duck we trust: Surf the websites, but remember, recruiting is just one part of the picture in developing a winning team.no comments