Oregon Ducks Football Recruiting: Darren Carrington visiting today


2013 Oregon Ducks four-star commit Darren Carrington will be watching the Ducks take on the Fresno State Bulldogs today at 3:30 p.m. Pacific Time. Carrington has been committed to the Ducks since June, but there has been speculation that the top 200 recruit would decommit from the program. This gives an added importance to his visit today, as well as the overall performance of the team against Fresno State.

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While Carrington can play as a cornerback and gets some time at quarterback with Horizon High, the San Diego prospect is clearly best off as a wide receiver. Not only does he have terrific hands, but Carrington is also a big-time playmaker who uses his 6’3″, 184 pound well by making circus catches in traffic.

A recent riser in various recruiting rankings, the top 40 California recruit is ranked by 247Sports as the 170th best recruit in the country and the 162nd best prospect in the nation by Rivals.com.

The speedy, agile receiver is one of the most athletic prospects on the west coast and is the son of a former NFL safety (Darren Carrington), who spent most of his eight years in the NFL with the San Diego Chargers.

So far in his recruitment, Carrington has also received offers from Vanderbilt, San Diego State, Arizona, Boise State, Boston College, Washington State, Michigan, Colorado, and Arizona State.

We’ll see how Carrington’s visit to Eugene goes, and it will be something to keep close eyes on going forward. He is still committed to Oregon, but this visit is crucial in keeping the four-star recruit committed. Carrington is the third best committed prospect that the Ducks have in 2013 and is one of just five four-star prospects in what has been a slower than expected class.

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