Four players visit the Ducks

Four student-athletes reportedly visited the University of Oregon this last weekend on official recruiting visits. Running back Hershel Dennis his and fellow Long Beach Poly High School teammate, safety Darnell Bing had very good visits. While both may be leaning toward USC no decision was made by either prospect on where they intend to head next year.

Jarrard Page, 6-1 200, San Leandro High School, San Leandro, California also visited this weekend. Page is ranked number 16 among defensive back nationally and is a four-star recruit as rated by

The identity of the fourth visitor is not yet known.

Dennis, 5-11, 190, is a four-star rated running back and has indicated that he is a, "soft-verbal" to USC. A soft-verbal means that the recruit has indicated that he may go to a certain university yet is open to making visits to other programs and is still consider all options. Neither soft-verbals nor verbal commitments are binding by NCAA rules. No binding commitment is made until a National Letter of Intent (NLI) from the prospective student-athlete is sent and received by a university. A letter of intent can be sent to a university from February 6, 2002 until April 1, 2002.

Bing, 6-2, 215, is the number two ranked safety by and has a five-star rating. Bing also is thought to be favoring USC but has indicated his trip to Oregon raised his opinion of the Duck program considerably. He likely will not make any final decision until sending his NLI.

Chris Solomona, 6-5, 285, a five-star defensive lineman from El Camino College reportedly was planning to visit Oregon last week. Solomona had signed a NLI with Washington coming out of San Pedro High School but has attended El Camino College the last two years.

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