Recruiting Update: Reviewing 2013 Ducks’ Commitments, State Recruits


The Oregon Ducks have done very well recruiting in state for the class of 2013.  They’ve grabbed the top two recruits in the state of Oregon according to one scouting service and the first and third best recruits according to another scouting service.  Any recruit who has given the Ducks a verbal commitment can’t sign their Letter of Intent until next February.

Both and have running back Thomas Tyner listed as their top recruit in the state of Oregon.  The 6-foot, 207-pound running back from Beaverton was the first Duck to commit to Chip Kelly for the class of 2013.  He committed to the school in November. makes a comparison of Tyners game to current Philadelphia Eagles’ running back LeSean McCoy. lists offensive lineman Evan Voeller as the second best prospect in the state while has him as the third.  Voeller is a 6-foot-4, 285-pound recruit from West Linn. He’s the 14th best lineman according to both scout and rivals.  He chose Oregon over schools like Boise State, California, Nebraska, Perdue and Stanford to name a few.  Chip Kelly got a commitment from Voller on April 30th.

The top ten to twelve recruits in Oregon include Tyner, Voeller, Brayden Kearsley, Dallin Leavitt, Andrew Kirkland, Max Rich, Nate Halverson, Tanner Shipley, R.J. Morgan, Evan Colorito, Bryson Sullivan and Johnny Ragin.  Kearsley and Leavitt have both committed to BYU and Halverson has given a verbal to June Jones at SMU.

The Ducks have picked up one other verbal for the 2013 season and that came from a recruit in Texas.  On May 25th, Oregon picked up another running back for the class when Dontre Wilson picked the school over Texas.  Wilson is a 5-foot-10, 165-pound speedster from DeSoto, Texas.  Wilson ran track in high school and should fit in very well with the high-tempo Oregon offense.

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