Recruiting: Who's Left?

Oregon will be pushing hard in the coming weeks to complete their recruiting class, which stands at 13. With the news that head coach Chip Kelly will not be heading for the NFL and will indeed be manning the Oregon sidelines next season, attention now turns to the uncommitted prospects that are still waiting to see which program will fit them best.

Below is a list of players that the Ducks are still in the running for.

Running Backs

Derrick Green — Though tied to several SEC schools, he said recently that Oregon is still in the mix. He is perhaps the most highly coveted running back left amongst the uncommitted.

Laray Smith — Still with no offer from Oregon, the talented running back from New York said that Oregon is a dream school for him and that he would love to play there. Not very well known, but sneaky explosive.

Wide Receivers

Juwaan Williams — Said that he loved Eugene because it didn't have a big city feel during his visit. Williams is a talented wide receiver that would be a nice addition alongside Darren Carrington. He will decide after taking his visits and is also considering Vanderbilt, Florida State and Notre Dame.

Devon Allen — Allen is waiting for a football offer from Oregon, but has one for track. What we do know is that wherever he goes, he will be a dual-sport athlete. According to reports though, Allen's frontrunner is UCLA.


Peter Kalambayi — A "soft verbal" commit to Stanford, the outside linebacker from North Carolina took a visit to Oregon in November where he said he "liked everything" about his trip. Has said he feels he could fit in at any of the linebacker positions in Oregon's system.

Myles Jack — Another "soft verbal" commit, though to UCLA. Jack will visit Oregon four days before signing day, giving the Ducks the last chance to impress the coveted linebacker and possibly nab an eleventh hour steal that would give them a stout linebacker class.

Quinton Powell — Powell was once committed to Florida, but had a change of heart and opened things back up. According to a recent report by Amy Campbell, he hopes to visit Oregon and is considering them, USC, South Carolina and Miami.

Zach Cunningham — Cunningham hopes to take a visit to Oregon later this month according to a report by Simone Scott. He will announce on signing day.

Offensive Linemen

Thomas Oser — Oser has kept Oregon in high regard throughout his recruitment and hasn't shied away since. He is considering the Ducks, Stanford and Vanderbilt. Also, he is familiar with an up-tempo offense having played a similar style to Oregon's in high school.

Cameron Hunt — Visiting Oregon on the 18th of January. Reports have him considering Cal, Oregon and Michigan heavily. The four-star lineman would be a big get for Oregon's offensive line after the loss of Alex Redmond to UCLA.

Nic Purcell — A junior college player who is still considering Oregon. At 26 years old, he's more toward Brandon Weeden status than your regular 18-year-old athlete, but will bring maturity to whatever squad he joins. He will have three years to play two once he commits.

Defensive linemen

Alec James — A "soft verbal" to Wisconsin, James reopened his recruitment after Bret Bielema bolted from Madison and spoke highly of Oregon after a visit with defensive line coach Jerry Azzinaro. Plans on taking a visit to Oregon later this month and would be a big boost to an defensive line class and a nice surprise for Ducks fans this late in the recruiting season.

Edit: This story originally said Alec James would be a boost to Oregon's "offensive line class" when it should have said "defensive line class". The typo has been corrected.

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