Oregon has always been big on Offensive Lineman and Marcus Mariota may have some new guys protecting him next season. In the 2013 Class there are five in that position alone.
Doug Brenner(Portland, Oregon) could be considered a local product. He is 6 foot 3 and the sixth highest rated player at the position in the State, according to Rivals.com. He will play the man in the middle, in the future, for the Ducks.
Elijah George(Las Vegas, Nevada) is listed as an Offensive Tackle. He is 6 foot 4 and is a line mover.
Cameron Hunt(Corona, California) was originally a commit for UCLA, but once Jeff Tedford departed he switched to the Ducks. He is 6 foot 4 and brings some talent. He helped pave the way for two 1000 yard rushers in High School.
Jake Pisarcik(Medford, NJ) A 6 foot 2 January commitment for Mark Helfrich, Pisarcik has been a lifetime Duck fan and is thrilled for the opportunity to play at Autzen Stadium.
Evan Voeller(West Linn, Oregon) At 6 foot 4 he is ranked the 2nd highest recruit in the state according to Rivals.com. He is also the Nations 18th ranked Offensive Tackle.
Oregon also signed a Quarterback in the 2013 class.
Damian Hobbs(Cedar Hill, TX) A Three Star QB, at 6 foot 2 and 190 in his Junior Year of High School (2011) he ran for 875 yards and 11 touchdowns, threw 997 yards for 8 touchdowns and received two touchdowns.
Several running back were added to the class as well, including Five Star Rusher Thomas Tyner(Beaverton, OR and Three Star talent Kani Benoit(Phoenix, Arizona). Thomas Tyner was electric at the high school level. In his senior season, 11 games, his rushing average was over 300 yards per game, 3,415 yards in total, and he scored 47 touchdowns. Tyner may end up being the workhorse for the Ducks this season. The question isn’t if…it’s when. Oregon also picked up the commitment of three star running back Kani Benoit out of Phoenix, Arizona. Benoit is a Three star recruit. Keep in mind that when former Duck Kenjon Barner entered the picture at Oregon, he was also a Three star recruit. Oregon looks to be solid at Running Back for the next few years with these two athletes, along with Byron Marshall and DeAnthony Thomas, who as we know can play all over the field.
Oregon also added to the talent at Wide Receiver in Devon Allen(Phoenix, Arizona). For the Ducks he will participate in two sports, both football and track and field. He is rated at a four star athlete and the 4th best in the state of Arizona. Allen is 6’1 and can run the 40 yard dash in 4.5 seconds.
Tight End is a position that Oregon uses quite a bit and in the 2013 class they added one.
John Mundt(Modesto, California) is 6 foot 5 and is among several signees from California. He was a mid January commit for the Ducks.
Finally, Oregon looks to add to it’s kicking roster, and by that I also mean someone who can actually make kicks.
Matt Wogan(Indian Trail) is a Three Star kicker. He has shown he can make the kicks, but can he do it at Autzen?
With the talent just mentioned, especially the Offensive Lineman, the Ducks look to be in good shape in the coming years. Tyner is one of a kind and should be a star at Oregon.
I will include the Robinson Twins in my look at the Defensive side of the ball, since that is likely where they will play for the Ducks.
Justin Phillips is Sports Reporter for Newsradio 1120 KPNW in Eugene, Oregon