Oregon steamrolled its way into the inaugural College Football Playoff this season, and with the way the Ducks have recruited over the past few years, a repeat appearance following the 2015 season might not be such a crazy thought, even considering the departures of graduates and likely early entrants into the NFL draft.
about 1438 days ago | Erik McKinney | NCF On The Trail
At the halfway point of college football's regular season, there is still plenty to be decided both on the field and on the recruiting trail. The Pac-12 placed six programs among the top 40 recruiting classes in Wednesday's updated class rankings and conference recruiting classes contain as many as 24 -- Arizona -- and as few as nine -- Stanford -- verbal commitments.
about 1515 days ago | Erik McKinney | NCF On The Trail
Little more than a decade ago, the Oregon football program grabbed attention from across the country thanks to a number of large, and not entirely inexpensive, billboards. From Joey Harrington in New York City to Rashad Bauman in San Francisco to Maurice Morris in Los Angeles, the Ducks were looking for a way to make an impression on the impressionable -- namely, high school football recruits.
about 1522 days ago | Erik McKinney | NCF On The Trail
While the SEC is the proud owner of 10 home games this weekend, the Pac-12 will host just six Saturday matchups this week. While this drives the quantity of big visit weekends down, it does not dilute the quality.
about 1556 days ago | Erik McKinney | NCF On The Trail
The Oregon Ducks made the biggest splash on the recruiting trail over the weekend, landing a commitment from ESPN 300 athlete Malik Lovette. The Ducks had the nation's No. 276 prospect on campus for an official visit and sealed the deal rather quickly.
about 1559 days ago | Erik McKinney | NCF On The Trail
It was something of an odd opening weekend for Pac-12 teams looking to bring in recruits for official and unofficial visits. Only four programs hosted Saturday games and the conference had just two official visitors in total.
about 1561 days ago | Erik McKinney | NCF On The Trail
ESPN 300 athlete Malik Lovette committed to the Ducks while on an official visit. Below, find out more about Oregon's newest weapon: What he brings: Possesses a good combination of size, strength and speed.
about 1561 days ago | Tom Luginbill | NCF On The Trail
Here are five things we learned from the spring recruiting evaluation period for the USC Trojans: 1. The "outsiders" can recruit: As Steve Sarkisian and his new staff went through the bulk of the recruiting process for the Class of 2014, all of the coaches were either with Sarkisian previously at Washington or were part of the 2013 USC staff.
about 1655 days ago | Garry Paskwietz | USC Trojans
More than 150 recruits were on hand at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum on Saturday for the USC spring game, an indication that the Trojans and their new coaching staff are again drawing plenty of interested eyes.
about 1693 days ago | Blair Angulo | NCF On The Trail
Same city, same conference, top-notch academics. Yes, USC and UCLA have similarities that oftentimes cancel each other out on the recruiting trail. Both schools hold verbal commitments from coveted quarterbacks -- UCLA has No.
about 1718 days ago | Blair Angulo | NCF On The Trail