From College of San Mateo, offensive lineman Haniteli Lousi is a strong, athletic tackle with the ability to get out in front of plays and the versatility to play guard. He's 6-5, 295 and has three years to play two, slated to sign officially next week:no comments
Oregon's trip to Texas may afford them some extra face time with one of the top receiver recruits in the country, Houston Westside Army All-American Frank Iheanacho, 6-7, 220 pounds.
In his first year of varsity football the former basketball player has vaulted to #89 in the ESPN 300, hauling in 44 passes, 652 yards and 16 touchdowns while garnering four stars and 16 scholarship offers, including Texas A&M, Texas, Arkansas, Florida State, Houston and LSU. The Ducks offered December 5th, and he visits the Oregon campus this weekend.
Delivery man: Frank Ihenacho has the size, speed and athletic ability to become a matchup monster with the right coaching. The Houston area high school star is an Army All-American with 16 td catches in his first year of varsity football (distinctathletes.com photo).no comments
As much as the Ducks missed Kiko Alonso and Michael Clay, the offense has missed Kyle Long. His stellar, physical, athletic play at guard is glaringly missing in this year's offense; they haven't had the same consistency without him. Oregon has struggled in pass protection and the running game this season, particularly in the stretch drive, and guard play has been a critical reason.
Teli Terror: explosive off the ball and quick to the edge, Haniteli Lousi could be a vital missing piece for the 2014 Oregon offensive line.no comments
Royce Freeman concluded his phenomenal high school career with a San Diego section record 7606 yards as the Imperial Valley fell 56-12 in the semi-finals to powerhouse St. Augustine. Freeman had 20 carries for 168 yards in the loss as Tigers finished 11-1.
Freeman averaged 11.79 yards a carry in his four years with the varsity, with an astounding 111 rushing touchdowns. He told reporter Jonathan Dale of the Imperial Valley Press, “This is the best season we ever had as a team. It’s the best team we’ve ever had and I’m just very proud.”
Royce rolls: Army All-American and Oregon commit Royce Freeman led the Imperial Valley Tigers to a best-ever 11-1 record, pounding opponents for over 7600 yards and 111 touchdowns in his high school career, 11.79 yards a carry.no comments
The next generation of Ducks are achieving great things in high school playoff games around the country.
Royce Freeman and the Imperial Valley High Tigers face #2 St. Augustine Wednesday night in the semi-finals of the Division II playoffs. Last weekend Freeman blasted for 193 yards on 31 carries in a wild, come-from-behind 49-42 win over El Capitan, scoring 3 touchdowns despite being keyed on throughout the game. He broke loose for a 57-yard scoring run that tied the game at 35-35, gave his team their first lead of the night with a 13-yard td.
Reporter Jonathan Dale of the Imperial Valley Press asked Freeman about the opponent's plan to stack the line against him and he said, “I take it as a sign of respect, and it allows others the opportunity to score."
On finally breaking through with the second half scoring runs he told Dale, “It felt good because I want to contribute to my team each time."
Better duck: Royce Freeman bulldozed the El Capitan defense for 193 yards and 3 touchdowns in a semi-final playoff victory last weekend (Steven Esperanza, Imperial Valley Press photo).no comments
From Coach Ken Potter and Jesuit High School in Beaverton, the school that brought the Ducks Keanon Lowe, Oregon picked up their third verbal commitment in a week, defensive end Henry Mondeaux, 6-5, 250.
Mondeaux (pronounced mawn-DOO) is an agile, versatile athlete, a standout big rebounder on the Crusader basketball team, an all-Metro tight end who also plays fullback, linebacker and defensive end for a football team that faces Canby Saturday in the state 6A football semi-finals at Jeld-Wen Stadium.
Throw it down, big man: Henry Mondeaux snares a rebound in a state playoff basketball game against Sunset last March. The newest Duck football commit is a 4-star prospect with size and strength, the requisite meanness of a winner (Randy L. Rasmussen, Oregonian photo).no comments
Glen Ihenacho has two older brothers who played college football at San Jose State, and each made it to the NFL. One brother, Duke, is currently on the roster for the Denver Broncos.
A 5-11, 180-lb. safety for Junipero Serra High in Gardena, California, Ihenacho committed to the Ducks Thursday night after visiting for the Utah game. He's an athlete and a crunching tackler with great range and ball-hawking skills, 4.48 speed in the 40 and a 38-inch vertical leap. A fast-rising, 3-star prospect, he has offers from over a dozen schools, including 10 in the PAC-12.
What stands about him in the video is closing speed and his ability to attack and compete in coverage. He reads the run very well. On the first play of the highlight film he takes a long pass over his shoulder in deep coverage like a receiver and returns it for a touchdown, a playmaker with tons of ability and potential. John Neal loves defensive backs who play this way, and with his speed, pedigree, and aggressiveness, Oregon's new cheese on the nachos could develop into a very good football player (serrahs.org photo).no comments