Ducks Pick Up Big Ground Gainer

The Orange County Register reported today that running back Charles Neal, 6-2, 210, Anaheim (Calif.) Esperanza HS, committed to Oregon (according to Espranza coach Bill Pendleton), Neal was text messaged to ask if that is so.

"Yes I did," Neal replied in a text message. "Go Ducks!"

Neal was recruited by Oregon as a running back and has some pretty impressive credentials.

Neal rushed for 1,575 yards on 174 carries and scored 18 touchdowns, averaging 112.2 yards per game. Maxpreps.com also reports that Neal had eight pass receptions for 84 yards.

Defensively he had three tackles (two solo) including one sack and an interception.

On special teams he recorded 562 yards from 17 kickoff returns.

Esperanza finished the season last year 12-2, (5-0 in the Sunset League) before losing to Loyola (Los Angeles) 49-42 in the state playoffs.

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