Rowe Headed To Eugene

After taking all of his official visits, Long Beach (Calif.) Poly defensive end Kenny Rowe made his decision this weekend and he's headed to play in the Pac-10...

One of the elite pass rushers in the West has made his decision to play in the Pac-10.

Long Beach (Calif.) Poly defensive end Kenny Rowe, a four-star prospect ranked 17th nationally committed to Oregon on Saturday.

"I committed yesterday to Oregon," said Rowe. "I talked to Coach (Don) Pellum."

Rowe's verbal is another big boost to the Ducks defensive line class as they already have commitments from a pair of four-star tackles in Simi Fili and Myles Wade.

One of the big factors for Rowe was the Ducks desire to have him play on the edge.

"They want me to play defensive end and it's just a good place for me," said Rowe.

Rowe visited Eugene last weekend where he was hosted by SoCal native Jerome Boyd and he took the week to mull over his decision.

"I connected with the players on my trip," said Rowe.

Last year, Rowe's brother Alfred committed to Oregon State but the week before Signing Day received an offer from USC and ended up signing with the Trojans instead.

So would Kenny be willing to switch his verbal if the Trojans came in full force?

"Nope, I'm solid to Oregon," said Rowe.

Rowe played tight end last fall for Poly and did a solid job there but said his days on offense are done.

"I'm just playing defense in college," said Rowe.

Earlier this month, Rowe played in the East Meets West All-American Game in Orlando and came away from it with a positive experience.

"It was cool to play in it," said Rowe. "It was pretty fun too."

Rowe was also being courted by Ole Miss, Cal and Fresno State.

"I'm relieved to get it over with," said Rowe.

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