February 5th has finally arrived at college’s across the country. For many who follow College Football closer than the NFL it is like a National Holiday. The day that high school players throughout the United States can officially sign National Letters of Intent to play for the college team of their choice. Back in 2009, when Ohio State Quarterback Terrell Prior was just entering college I wrote a quick commentary for Bleacher Report on the craziness that this day has become. In some instances, now that I write about Oregon for Fansided, I feel the same way.
The 2014 Class for the University of Oregon, at least on Offense looks solid. This Morning the University Announced the addition of 5-star Running Back and the top prospect from California Royce Freeman(Imperial, CA), Running Back Tony James(Gainesville, Florida) and Defensive End Jalen Jelks(Phoenix, Arizona). Several players area already attending the University of Oregon as early enrollment players. Included in that group are 6’2″ Wide Reciever Jalen Brown(Phoenix, Arizona), Linebacker Johnny Ragin(Wilsonville, California), Defensive Lineman Tui Talia(Concordville, CA), and Cornerback Dominique Harrison(Tracy, CA).
There are also some signing day battles that go on across the country. The Ducks lost out on Athlete Budda Baker(a former Oregon commit), who decided to stay in state and sign with the University of Washington. Oregon also won a Defensive Line battle in gaining the services of 4-star Safety Mattrell McGraw who committed to the Ducks over Texas A&M.
It was just reported that 4-Star Safety Arrion Springs(San Antonio, TX) has signed with the Ducks. According to 247Sports.com Springs was rated 9th at his position and 7th best out of the Lonestar State. He runs a 4.44 40 yard dash which is pretty fast. The Ducks also add 3-star Safety Khalil Oliver. The Idaho native is the third announced Defensive player at the same position for the 2014 Recruiting Class.
Oregon is awating word on one final possible recruit for the 2014 Class. Two way player John ‘Juju’ Smith(Safety/Wide Receiver) is expected to announce where he will be playing his college career at 1pm PT.
More to come throughout the morning. We will have a complete breakdown all all the Oregon signings later today.
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