ALERT: Moi's Enrollment Marks Big For Oregon

When Mark Helfrich announced on Wednesday evening that linebacker Jonah Moi had enrolled in school, it marked the sixth straight year that entire class of the potential student-athletes Oregon obtained Letters of Intent from, had made into school. Helfrich said that Moi is a versatile player, capable of filling at least four different positions and is now on the active roster.

With the addition of Jonah Moi and Vernon Adams, the Ducks are now at 105 players on the pre-season roster.

The significance of landing all the prospects is huge. Looking over the last six years, Oregon has a record of 70-10, appearing in two National Championship games, three Rose Bowls and an Alamo Bowl.

Compiling a gaudy record like that means the Ducks were able to utilize the recruits they brought in and having those players qualify is a major reason for the success the Ducks have enjoyed.

Oregon prides itself with doing its homework when looking for players. An athlete must be a good citizen and student as well as being able to perform at the highest echelons of college football.

Moi transfers from Riverside College in Riverside, Calif., and will be able to operate in pads as soon as he fulfills the NCAA requirement of practicing the first two days of camp in shells (helmet, jersey and shorts). Helfrich was obviously very pleased by the fact that Oregon recruiting policy has been so successful.

The Ducks are in the second week of fall camp which will end following next week. Oregon then will start game week preparation for Eastern Washington. That game will be played at Autzen Stadium with kickoff scheduled for 5 p.m. Pacific. The game will be carried live on the Pac-12 Networks.


Following practice on Thursday, running backs coach said it was "a nice problem to have" referring to the number of quality backs Oregon has at its disposal. Campbell indicated he is looking for backs that will challenge starter Royce Freeman as the Ducks intend to have a lot of rushes this season.

Campbell also said the Kani Benoit is having the best camp of his career.

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