Carrington back in the fold with Oregon

It wasn't an easy decision for San Diego (Calif.) Horizon wide out Darren Carrington but after taking a pair of Pac 12 visits and talking with a Big 10 heavyweight, the athlete decided to follow his heart and re-committed to Oregon.

Darren Carrington committed to Oregon back in the summer but decided to slightly re-open his recruitment after former coach Chip Kelly left for the NFL.

Carrington took visits to Arizona and Arizona State and had a visit set up with Ohio State for this past weekend before canceling it. In the end, Carrington said he followed his heart and that led him back to Oregon.

"Oregon is my dream school and I never lost sight of that," Carrington said. "I always had Oregon in my heart and even when I took the other visits, it was always going to take a lot to beat out Oregon. All the reasons why I committed there in the first place are still there.

"I loved Coach Kelly but I committed to the school and that's not changing. I like the coaching staff, I love the campus and the facilities and the offense is going to stay the same. It's still a great program and I'm excited to be a part of it and can't wait to represent the University in a positive way."

Carrington said he got some inspiration over the weekend from a close relative as well.

"My uncle passed away Sunday night at around 2:00 AM," Carrington said. "His last words to me were, 'dang nephew, I can't wait to watch you killing in them Duck unis, you go and make your uncle proud.' That touched me and that's what I plan to do, I'm going to make him proud of me and honor him with how I play."

Greg Biggins has been covering recruiting for over 15 years, covering the West since the mid-1990's and currently serves as a national analyst for
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