Kampmoyer chooses Oregon

Former Arizona State verbal commit Hunter Kampmoyer has decided to play college football in the Pacific Northwest.

Uncommitted for a little over a month since parting ways with Arizona State, three-star Bishop (Calif.) defensive end Hunter Kampmoyer has found a new home with Oregon.

On Tuesday evening, the 6-foot-4, 240-pound prospect publicly announced his decision to play for the Ducks on Twitter after landing an offer he had been chasing for months.

"I talked to my family the week before," Kampmoyer said as he began describing the process behind his decision. "And I said, 'You know, if Oregon offers me I'm going to commit because I loved everything about the visit when I went there and I feel like it's a great place for me and a perfect fit.'"

He picked up the offer on Monday night from outside linebackers coach Erik Chinander. He committed right then and there, but made it official the following morning after a conversation with head coach Mark Helfrich.

"He said that he's happy to have me on board," Kampmoyer said of his talk with Helfrich. "He's excited about my future with the Ducks."

Previously, Kampmoyer had taken a break from football to focus on his studies. He told eDuck last month that he had been told by the coaching staff that he'd have his choice of where to play if he landed at Oregon, and said he'd prefer to play outside linebacker. He believes the plan is to have him play outside linebacker, but isn't 100 percent sure yet.

Either way, he hopes that by graduating early, it'll give him a leg up when he arrives in Eugene in January.

"Because I'm graduating early I hope to get there and make an impact right away," he said.

Now Kampmoyer will turn his attention to landing more players for the 2016 class at Oregon.

"Coach Chinander told me they're going to try to get a few linebackers in this year's class," he said. "So I'm doing my best to recruit linebackers and other players that have Oregon offers."

Kampmoyer listed five-star linebacker Caleb Kelly and four-star linebacker La'Mar Winston as players he's spoken to that he hopes he can help draw to Oregon.

As a junior, Kampmoyer had 123 tackles (21 of them for loss), 13 sacks, 7 forced fumbles and an interception in 11 games. He has a quick burst off the edge and is an aggressive pursuer and finisher on film. He's also an adept tackler.

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