Ducks' first verbal reported

According to the Chico (Cal.) Enterprise Record's online edition, the Oregon Ducks picked up the first verbal commitment of the 2006 recruiting year from defensive back/running back Jeffery Maehl, 6-2, 165, Paradise (Calif.) Paradise HS.

Last season, the Bobcats finished with an 11-1 record including the NSCIF Northern Division I championship. Maehl scored 17 touchdowns including seven receiving on 38 catches for 580 yards. He also rushed the ball 21 times for 101 yards and two touchdowns.

Defensively, Maehl led the team with eight interceptions and had a fumble recovery. He also had a long punt return of 70 yards.

Maehl also played basketball last winter leading his team with a 23.9 ppg scoring average. He was also the lead the team in 3-point shooting (33 percent), steals (3.4) and assists (1.7). Paradise finished with a record of 13-15 last season in basketball.

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