James discusses Oregon decision

Oregon picked up another verbal commitment in Gainesville (Fla.) running back Tony James on Sunday.

Oregon picked up their first commitment since July on Sunday in Gainesville (Fla.) running back Tony James. The speedy three-star back officially visited Oregon over the weekend for the Cal game and gave his reasons for why he chose a school all the way across the country to Fox Sports Next's Amy Campbell.

"I chose Oregon because it's a small town, family atmosphere," James said. "It's a great college town, great coaches, great people."

James praised what Oregon had to offer as a program and how they've been able to turn that into a winning program.

"If you want to win, you go to Oregon," James said.

James gave the good news to the coaches, who were excited to add another dynamic player to the team.

"They were happy, I was happy," James said. "They went crazy, I went crazy. It's just a blessing."

James becomes Oregon's second verbal commit at running back for this class, joining Imperial (Calif.) running back Royce Freeman. After talking with offensive coordinator Scott Frost and running backs coach Gary Campbell, James got a good sense of what kind of role he can expect in the Oregon offense.

"Coach Frost and Coach Campbell told me that I'll be just like another De'Anthony," James said.

James called his trip to Oregon "mind-blowing" but his family who accompanied him came away even more impressed.

"They were more blown away than me," James said.

When asked if he would be taking any other official visits, James was quick with his response.

"No, I'm done," James said.


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