The Oregon Ducks are getting two key official visits in the team’s final home game of the season, and it is a chance for Chip Kelly and the staff to leave a lasting impression on these talented prospects and help bring them to Eugene. Nico Falah and Tarean Folston are two of the headliners coming to Oregon, as both of them are elite four-star prospects and among the top 150 prospects in the country.
Falah is an exception to Kelly’s rule that committed prospects cannot visit Oregon, and it is interesting that Kelly has made this concession for the USC Trojans commit. Falah has always been highly valued by the Ducks- and for good reason. He is one of the top 15 offensive tackles in the nation, and one of the most coveted offensive line prospects out west. Dominant in both pass protection and run blocking, the 6’5″, 270 pound St. John Bosco star has elite strength.
If he does decommit and chooses another program, then it is almost certainly going to be Oregon. If the Ducks are able to give Falah a good enough official visit, then there is a very real possibility of that happening.
Meanwhile, things are almost as wide open as it gets for four-star running back Tarean Folston. At this point in time, he is looking closest at Florida State, USF, Notre Dame, South Carolina, Auburn, Tennessee, South Carolina, and Virginia Tech. However, he is willing to check the Oregon Ducks out, and this is a big chance for Oregon to get involved in his recruitment with a big official visit.
The game against the Stanford Cardinal has big recruiting ramifications as both the final home game for the Ducks and as a huge matchup between two conference powers.
Folston is one of the top 125 recruits in the 2013 class, and the Cocoa High standout is on his second official visit after taking a trip to South Bend to check out Notre Dame last month. The four-star RB prospect is regarded as one of the top ten recruits at his position, as well as one of the top 25 recruits in the state of Florida.
He runs a 4.4 forty.
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