Canton Kaumatule, Taj Griffin highlight big group of Oregon Ducks' 2015 … – OregonLive.com
One of the biggest classes of football recruits to enroll early at Oregon have arrived on campus, and there is still a chance it could grow.
While the second-ranked Ducks (13-1) prepare to play in Monday’s College Football Playoff National Championship at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas, against No. 4 Ohio State, the first four members of their 2015 recruiting class are getting acclimated to college.
Missouri receiver Alex Ofodile, Hawaii defensive lineman Canton Kaumatule, California offensive lineman Zach Okun and Georgia running back Taj Griffin all have enrolled, according to the university.
Still up in the air is whether California quarterback Travis Waller will follow suit on his promise in the fall to graduate early from Anaheim’s Servite High.
The last day to add classes or register for Oregon’s winter academic quarter is Jan. 14. Spring quarter typically begins the same week as spring football practices. This year, spring quarter opens March 30.
Even if Oregon’s early enrollees remain at four, it is the biggest such group of preps to start early in Eugene in recent years. In 2014, the only high school recruit to arrive early was receiver Jalen Brown, who is in line to redshirt this season. In 2012, the three-man group of defensive lineman Arik Armstead, tight end Evan Baylis and quarterback Jake Rodrigues matched the 2010 class, which saw defensive backs Dior Mathis, Terrance Mitchell and James Scales arrive in time for spring practice, according to reports at the time.
Waller and Okun each played in the U.S. Army All-American bowl Jan. 3 in San Antonio — with Waller throwing a 92-yard touchdown pass — and Griffin was also invited despite suffering a season-ending knee injury early in the fall.
Ofodile and Kaumatule spent much of last week playing in the Under Armour All-American Bowl in Baltimore on Jan. 2.
Rivals ranks Oregon’s class 21st national and third in the Pac-12, behind USC and UCLA.
OK, on to the links:
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John Canzano says to calm down about the white uniforms.
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Michigan State, a common opponent of the titleists, breaks down each team.
ESPN’s Pac-12 blog.
— Andrew Greif