When Oregon Head Coach Willie Taggart sends out his famous “Ring Ring” tweet, Duck fans prepare themselves for good news.
On a day when the Men’s Basketball team received some good news, the same happened for Oregon Football. Since Taggart has arrived in Eugene, he has used Twitter to his advantage. A favorite among Duck fans is when he signals via his social media account that he just received a commitment from a recruit.
He sends out his “ring ring” tweet, and a football commitment soon follows.
— Willie Taggart (@CoachTaggart) November 19, 2017
It has become one of the staples of his coaching tenure in Eugene so far. The latest edition came on Sunday after Oregon’s win against Arizona.
One day after Taggart sent out his tweet, four-star wide receiver Michael Ezeike announced his commitment via his Twitter account.
Ⓜ️®® (@MegatronMike2) November 20, 2017
Ezeike was offered by Oregon back in March. He attended the Saturday Night Live recruiting camp in April and was also being recruited by top programs such as Michigan, USC, and Texas A&M.
He was in attendance this past weekend as the Ducks the Wildcats, earning bowl eligibility.
Ezeike has taken multiple trips to see Oregon, but it appears that his official visit did enough to seal the deal. He becomes the 24th commit in the 2018 class, which is currently the top-rated class in the nation according to Scout.
Past Oregon recruiting classes have never finished above 11th in the nation, but Taggart in his staff have taken the program’s recruiting efforts to a new level.
The Ducks have focused heavily on Wide Receiver targets in this class, and have five committed for 2018.
With plenty of youth currently at the receiver and tight end position, quarterback Justin Herbert and the Ducks could definitely use a big target like him in their offense.
As the signing period edges closer, it looks like Oregon is looking to finish strong, with Ezeike being a key piece.
Duck fans can expect some more “ring ring” tweets in the near future.
Oregon will now host the rival Oregon State Beavers next Saturday in the annual Civil War game. They will be looking to avenge last season’s disappointing loss and end the regular season with more momentum.