Kempt makes his official visit to Oregon

If there is any doubt in anyone's mind on just how firm Cody Kempt's decision is in his commitment to the University of Oregon, there shouldn't be. He is firmly committed. Kempt, from Portland's Westview HS, verbally committed to Oregon in November and this past weekend, the 6-foot-3, 205-pound quarterback made an official visit to the Eugene campus. Not that he hasn't been there before, but this time it was to get any final questions answered and also a chance for his parents to accompany him.

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Cody and his dad were on hand for the Ducks practice on Sunday as Oregon prepares for a Holiday Bowl date with Oklahoma.

Kempt was not the only visitor and in fact there were other verbal commitments on hand too. Offensive lineman Jordan Holmes, 6-4, 270, Yuba City (Calif.) Yuba City HS, also a verbal commitment visited along with another verbal commitment, Micah Howeth, 6-4, 245, NE Oklahoma A&M. Howith is a player the signed a national letter of intent to Oregon out of high school in 2004, but had to go to junior college in order to meet eligibility requirements for admission. Howeth's teammate at NE Oklahoma A&M, defensive tackle Jeremy Gibbs, 6-3, 286, originally from Stillwater, Oklahoma was also on hand for an official visit. Gibbs is a sophomore at NE Oklahoma and would have two years of eligibility in Division I football.

The other visitors were defensive tackle Conan Amituanai, 6-4, 280, Long Beach (Calif.) Long Beach Polytechnic, tight end Trevor Mooney, 6-6, 240, Mission Viejo (Calif.) Trabuco Hills HS, Jameel Dowling, 6-3, 190, Butte College and A.J. Simmons, 6-4, 245, Oakland (Calif.) Bishop O'Dowd HS.

Kempt does not know if anyone committed this weekend, but he's certain everyone had a good trip.

"They really enjoyed the facilities and all liked the coaches," commented Kempt of his impression of how the other visitors liked their official trip.

Kempt probably will take at least one more 90-minute trip back to Eugene in January to take in a Duck basketball game.

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