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Darren Carrington Commits to the Ducks


Oregon finally begins to make a splash in the commitments for the 2013 recruiting class. The Ducks pick up their second commitment in the second consecutive day, also from California, and couldn’t be happier.

Darren Carrington, a three-star wide receiver, spent time with the football staff yesterday and today. Upon receiving an offer from the school today, Carrington “ran some routes, met with coach Chip Kelly, and (they) got it done right there,” as said by the recruit himself via Greg Biggins’ tweet. Biggins is a national recruiting analyst for Scout. He was originally recruited by Scott Frost.

The recruit passed up on offers from Arizona, Arizona State, California, Colorado, Oregon State, Washington State, Boise State, Michigan, San Diego State, Vanderbilt, and seven other schools.

Carrington is a 6-foot-3, 180-pound receiver from San Diego, California. In his junior year at Horizon Prep, he played at quarterback, wide receiver, and defensive back, according to MaxPreps. Despite some terrific performances, his team only went 4-8 on the season.

  • Quarterback – Completed 55/104 passes, 613 yards, 5 touchdowns, 5 interceptions … Carried the ball 58 times for 290 yards and 1 touchdown
  • Wide Receiver – Caught 37 times for 640 yards, 6 touchdowns
  • Defensive Back – 49 total tackles (14 assists)

In a game against Parker, which is also in San Diego, Carrington completed 20-31 throws for 253 yards, scoring three touchdowns. He also ran the ball 17 times for 137 yards. If that wasn’t enough, he had 10 total tackles against them on defense. The amazing statistic? His team lost 48-33.

While listed as mainly a wide receiver, it’s obvious Carrington’s athleticism can be used in special situations with the Ducks offense. Having a multiple-threat athlete will definitely put anyone into a Kelly-oriented system. He is the fifth commitment and first wide receiver for the 2013 recruiting class.

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