Ducks Look To Kentucky For Four-Star 'Backer

With a handful of seniors departing from the Duck linebacking group after this season, Oregon is looking far and wide to fill the voids that will be left. Danville (KY) Boyle County four-star linebacker Lamar Dawson appears to be a coveted player for the Ducks this recruiting cycle and eDuck sat down with Dawson recently to see where his interests in Oregon lie.

Do you currently have an offer from Oregon?


How long ago did you receive that offer?

"Like a week ago."

What kind of contact have you had with Oregon since the recruiting process started for you?

"I just call them every two weeks, (I call) Coach (Don) Pellum. He came to the school last week and he offered me."

Is Coach Pellum the only other coach that you've been in contact with from Oregon?

"I talked to to tight ends coach (Tom Osborne) once."

What is your overall interest in Oregon?

"I'm interested in them. I'm gonna research them and see if it's a place that I want to go."

What is it about Oregon that has you interested?

"All I really know about it is Nike and the big Nike deal they got. That's about it."

How would you describe yourself as a player?

"Physical, play hard, and I get to the football."

Would you compare yourself to anyone at the collegiate or professional level?

"Probably Ray Lewis."

What are you looking for in a program?

"Academics, the conference, and the fan support."

Is distance a factor for you at all?

"No it's not a factor."

What offers do you currently hold from other schools?

"Kentucky, Louisville, Cincinnati, Michigan, Vanderbilt, Western Kentucky, Texas Tech, Purdue, Illinois, and I think that's it."

Would you say that anyone is leading at this point?

"No. It's wide open."

Have you taken any unofficial or Junior Day visits? Do you plan on taking any?

"I've just been to Kentucky, Louisville, Cincinnati, and Notre Dame...I'm gonna get out this summer and visit some places."

Have you talked to the coaching staff at Oregon about taking a potential visit?


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