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Visitors for the Stanford game, Alex Redmond de-commits, plus other recruiting notes

This weekend several high profile football recruits will be visiting the Ducks.

Several high profile recruits will be at Autzen Stadium this weekend.
Several high profile recruits will be at Autzen Stadium this weekend.

There will be several high profile recruits on campus this weekend for Oregon's game against Stanford. According to various rumors and recruiting outlets, the following players are expected to be in Eugene on Saturday:

RB Tarean Folston from Cocoa, Florida: at 5'9, 185 Folston is a smaller, speedy back, the likes of which have flourished in Oregon's spread offense. He's rated four stars by most recruiting services and is also considering Notre Dame, South Carolina, and Auburn, among others.

LB Ivan McClennan from El Camino College in Lawndale, California: McClennan is apparently verbally committed to Washington State but Oregon is hosting him this weekend anyway. It's unclear whether he de-committed from WSU (Chip typically doesn't let recruits who are committed elsewhere take visits to Eugene) but regardless, he is a very athletic linebacker who would fit well with Nick Allioti's aggressive play-calling.

OL Nico Falah from Bellflower, California: Falah is a four star offensive lineman who also is also committed to another school in USC. With the recent de-commitment of Alex Redmond, Falah is one of several other offensive lineman that Oregon is targeting.

Several other players who are already committed to Oregon will also be on campus, including RB Thomas Tyner, OL Doug Brenner, and TE Johnny Mundt.

Other top recruits who may or may not make the trip are 4* RB Derrick Green, 4* WR Marquez North, and 4* Safety Max Redfield. Reports by recruiting analysts on Twitter indicate that they may not make it to Eugene this weekend due to high school playoffs and other considerations, though all of them are expected to visit the Ducks at some point before signing day.

The other big recruiting news is that four star offensive lineman Alex Redmond de-committed from the Ducks on Wednesday. Redmond indicated that he felt like he made his commitment too soon and wanted to take more visits. It's unclear whether he is still being recruited by Oregon.

Basketball Update

The men's basketball team received great news this week when PF Arsalen Kazemi was granted eligibility by the NCAA after transferring to Oregon from Rice University. Kazemi averaged a double-double last year and is a very athletic post player who can run the break and finish at the rim. While the backcourt remains very young and unproven, with Kazemi Oregon's front court is arguably the best in the Pac-12.

On Tuesday we reported that the Ducks got a verbal commitment from 4* PF Jordan Bell. On Thursday Bell made it official by signing his letter of intent to play for Oregon.