First Five-Star Headed to Oregon?

Did Oregon receive a verbal commitment from a five-star recruit? There were reports on the Internet last night that Chris Solomona, 6-5, 285 from El Camino College has given the Ducks a verbal commitment. Solomona is a five-star recruit as rated by as a defensive end.

Solomona runs the 40-yard dash in 4.8 seconds. He could bring size and speed to an Oregon defense that could also have defensive tackle Junior Siavii, 6-5, 335 from Butte College, a player that gave the Ducks a commitment last season but was unable to enroll because of complications in finishing his course work at Butte. Add in defensive tackle Igor Olshansky, 6-6, 287 and defensive end Seth McEwen, 6-5, 255, and the Ducks could have for the first time a defensive line up that has all players 6-5 and over!

Oregon lost two starting defensive linemen due to graduation (Zack Freiter and Chris Tetterton) from a defensive unit that astonished the nation with their performance in the Fiesta Bowl. The 2001 Duck defensee allowed only 115.3 yards per game while in comparison the Oregon offense gained 197.2 yards per game.

Solomona originally signed a National Letter of Intent (NLI) to the University of Washington as a high school student-athlete. Solomona graduated from San Pedro High School in San Pedro California and currently resides from Torrance, California. Last fall, Solomona had given a soft-verbal commitment to the University of Washington but had also considered Arizona.

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