York's decision is solid

Carson York is very excited about a decision he just made and is certain he made the right choice. On Tuesday, York and offensive lineman from Coeur D Alene (Ida.) met with local media and announced that he would accept a scholarship offer from the University of Oregon to play football for the Ducks. Scout.com considers York, 6-4.5, 282 to be the top offensive lineman in the Northwest.

Carson York notified the Ducks over the Memorial Day weekend first by calling Steve Greatwood, the Ducks' offensive line coach to tell him of his decision. However York has known for sometime that Oregon was the right place for him.

"About five minutes after they (the Oregon coaching staff) called with the offer I knew it was Oregon," said York of when he knew he wanted to be a Duck. "But I wanted to make sure it was the right place."

The big offensive lineman has a total of nine offers and York is finished with the recruiting process. He will make an official visit to Eugene but has no plans on going anywhere else, as he does not want to waste anyone's time. Washington State, Washington, Oregon State, California, Sanford, ASU, Idaho and Northwestern also offered him a scholarship.

Carson has no expectations about early playing time at Oregon as he believes there are a number of upperclassmen ahead of him and that any opportunity he'll have will be based on the amount of work he puts into it.

"I want to earn the chances I get," said York.

Now that he considers himself a Duck commitment, York intends to help build a great recruiting class this year for Oregon.

"I'll call and encourage as many others as I can," said York of contacting other potential recruits. "I have faith in Oregon and they (other recruits) should too."

York probably will not be seen at camps or combines now that he's made his commitment. He plans on staying in the weight room and preparing for his senior season at Lake City High School. Last year his team finished 9-2.

He'll have plenty to do in preparation for his final year in high school but if things go the way he plans, he may be calling a few other potential Oregon recruits in order to encourage then to join him as a Duck.

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