Duck Commits, Recruits React

Several of Oregon's commits reacted to the news of Chip Kelly's departure to the NFL...

Just three weeks before Signing Day, Oregon head coach Chip Kelly has decided to leave Eugene and was hired and announced as the new head coach of the Philadelphia Eagles.

With 13 commits in the class of 2013, several of the Ducks' top commits reacted to the news.

One of the headliners for the Ducks is West Linn (Ore.) four-star offensive tackle Evan Voeller, the second commit to the Ducks, and one of three in-state commits.

Voeller said nothing has changed for him, a stance he took earlier this month a midst the earlier speculation.

"I'm still solid," said Voeller.

Modesto (Calif.) Central Catholic four-star tight end John Mundt echoed much the same.

"Nothing's changed, I'm still solid to Oregon," said Mundt.

American Canyon (Calif.) cornerback Chris Seisay was struck by the news, but he too, isn't going anywhere.

"It doesn't really affect me," said Seisay. "I am disappointed but my commitment is still solid to Oregon."

San Diego (Calif.) Lincoln four-star receiver Tyree Robinson is committed to the Ducks, along with his twin brother, four-star linebacker Tyrell Robinson.

Tyree tweeted, "Doesn't matter whats happening as of now I'm a Duck an plan staying 1," on Wednesday morning.

Of course, the big fish for the Ducks is Beaverton (Ore.) Aloha five-star running back Thomas Tyner, the top player in the state, and the #2-ranked running back nationally.

Tyner told Scout at the U.S. Army Bowl that he was solid to Oregon no matter what, even if Kelly left, but he couldn't be reached for comment after Wednesday's events.

Juwaan Williams, an Oregon target, told Robby Boydstun of, "I'm still considering them. I know the staff will stay the same."

USC commit Torrodney Prevot is planning to visit Oregon officially, and the Texas native told Ahmard Vital of, "Wow. He's a big asset to the program, but one man isn't the whole program. I wish him the best of luck."

Prevot told Vital he still plans to visit Oregon.

Four-star running back commit Dontre Wilson, another Texas native, declared he is still a Duck, but will take visits elsewhere.

DeSoto head coach Claude Mathis has noted he and Wilson are setting up visits. They know Ohio State will be a visit, but do not know dates or other visits at this point.

Corona (Calif.) Centennial offensive lineman Cameron Hunt still plans to visit Oregon this weekend and said nothing has changed for him.

"Coach Greatwood is coming over later today for a home visit and I'm still visiting Oregon this weekend," Hunt told Greg Biggins. "I think they'll keep most if not all of the staff together so I still like Oregon as much as always, they're still high on my list."

Cedar Hill (Tx) quarterback Damion Hobbs confirmed he will still be making his official visit to Oregon next Friday (1/25).

Hobbs said he is excited to hear Ducks offensive coordinator Mark Helfrich could replace Kelly. After all, Helfrich is the coach he's been communicating with, and a large reason why he's making trip.

Brandon is in his eighth year with, currently as a National Recruiting Analyst and West Regional Manager. Prior to joining the Recruiting Team, he was a team recruiting writer.  He's been covering recruiting for the network since 2003.
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