[UPDATE] Bralon Addison and Chance Allen have flipped their commitments to Oregon. Oregon's class is now expected to have 21 players. Full story here.
[UPDATE] Oregon has officially announced a class of 21 players.
National Day 2012 is here! It's like Christmas in February, and it should be a great day for the Ducks.
Oregon currently has 19 verbal commits. If this is anything like last year, we won't know for sure that their letters of intent are in until Chip Kelly has his press conference this afternoon.
If Oregon's class commits as we think (and there's little reason to think anything will change) this will be another great class for Oregon. The Ducks have currently have 7 commits on offense, 11 on defense, and one specialist. It is a class that covers many of Oregon's needs, though there really weren't any pressing needs this recruiting cycle.
With Jake Rodrigues and Bryon Marshall, the Ducks will be adding even more skill in the backfield. Evan Baylis and Pharaoh Brown will add much needed depth to the TE position, and Dwayne Stanford adds height to the receiving corp. The offensive line only has Kyle Long, a JC transfer, but with the class from last season, that is not a pressing need.
On defense, the Ducks look to continue to add to their athleticism and versatility. Headlining the class is one of the top recruits in the west, Arik Armstead, who committed to Oregon on Sunday. With commitments from DeForrest Buckner, Alex Balducci, Terrence Daniel, Cody Carriger, and Stezon Bair, Oregon is adding a lot of talent and depth along the defensive line.
Brett Barfao, the Amoako brothers, Reggie Daniels, and Oshay Dunmore round out the back 7, and with Oregon's rotation, will compete for playing time quickly.
We'll have all the news for another great signing day for Oregon. There are still a few names out there that Oregon is chasing, and may add to the class. We'll have all the latest here at ATQ, so stick around and discuss all signing day news here. Welcome to all the new Ducks!