Oregon Ducks Football Recruiting: Alvin Kamara and Will Ulmer


2013 all-purpose back Alvin Kamara is one of the Oregon Ducks final few running back targets in the class, and it has usually been thought that the Ducks are in the mix but not among the top teams in his recruitment. However, it looks like things have changed now that Kamara has named the Ducks in his top three with the Georgia Bulldogs and Alabama Crimson Tide.

Both of those elite SEC schools have always been regarded as two of the most likely landing spots for the Norcross standout, with Georgia being viewed as the likely program to secure a commitment from Kamara. However, he has become more interested in the Ducks and could even schedule an official visit to Eugene for the upcoming game against Stanford.


What isn’t a rumor is Kamara’s talent, because he’s definitely one of the top 100 recruits in the 2013 class and arguably the top running back in the state of Georgia. Alabama has already received a commitment from the back who is usually ranked higher than him, in fellow four-star back Tyren Jones.

Kamara is an elusive back with great vision, and he is pretty strong too at 5’10”, 195 pounds. He runs a 4.55 forty and ran for 1,300 yards in 2013. And, of course, he is an excellent pass-catcher. This season, his statistics have been even better, and it will be interesting to see if/when he gets a visit set up to Eugene.

2014 quarterback Will Ulmer is a rising junior who is already regarded as one of the best dual-threat quarterbacks in the country, and he told Rivals that he could be getting an offer from Oregon soon. That would be huge for the four-star quarterback, who is lighting up the DC area with his rushing ability for St. John’s. In fact, he might just be the best running QB on the east coast.

Maryland, Ohio State, and Oregon are three schools to watch for in Ulmer’s recruitment, and Maryland has already identified him as one of their top targets in the 2014 class with an offer. UNC, Boston College, and Syracuse have also offered. A handful of other elite programs have also shown interest, so Ulmer is already receiving suitors and could end up being one of the top 250 recruits in the class.

Will Ulmer has an unofficial visit to Ohio State later this month.

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