Multi-Talented Athlete is Newest Duck

The first commitment of the 2012 recruiting class is Oshay Dunmore, 6-2, 200. The Newport (Ore.) High School product is in his junior year but will likely wear the green and yellow of Oregon in Autzen Stadium and also at historic Hayward Field as well.

It is entirely appropriate that the first commitment of the new recruiting class is an Oregonian that loves not only the excitement of Autzen Stadium and Duck football, but also track and field.

"I've been to most all the Duck games (at Autzen)," said Oshay Dunmore of his decision to commit to the University of Oregon. "I really like the vicinity and I'll also do track."

The recruiting process for Dunmore has been going on for sometime. His contact at Oregon has been Coach Steve Greatwood. The Ducks offered Dunmore in early February and soon afterwards he also received offers from Oregon State, Washington and Duke.

While he played quarterback for Newport, in 4-A level competition in Oregon, he thinks safety is the position he'll be best suited in college. Though he likes playing offense it really doesn't make any difference where he ends up once he becomes a Duck.

In track he is a decathlete. There isn't one particular event that he likes better than others, he does have some good numbers coming out of high school. He has a 22-7 long jump, 15-foot pole vault and recorded 6-feet-3 in the high jump.

Dunmore made his commitment to Oregon on Saturday during junior day. He knew a few of the faces in the crowd, among them Zach Banner from Lakes High School in the Seattle area, Thomas Tyner, a super-fast sophomore from Aloha High School in Beaverton and Isaac Seumalo from Corvallis. While the first 2012 Duck commitment admitted he spoke to several of the other visitors for junior day, he's close holding what they told him. He did give a little hint though by saying at least some of the visitors said that the "Ducks have a good chance."

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