HUGE and unexpected surprise for the Ducks tonight as Scout.com is reporting that in-state standout Evan Voeller has committed to play for the Oregon Ducks. With only one offensive line recruit in the 2012 class, offensive line was one of Oregon's biggest positions of need in 2013. Voeller is a consensus four-star recruit and is listed at 6'5 and 285 lbs. He is one of the top offensive line prospects on the West Coast and was recently covered in our offensive line recruits preview. Voeller is the second in-state and second overall commit for the Ducks. Oregon was also awaiting news from OLB/S Connor O'Brien, who tonight committed to the Washington Huskies. Voeller's commitment more than makes up for that missed target.
In other news, Matt Prehm of 247sports reports that there were four 2013 recruiting targets at the Oregon spring game: RB Thomas Tyner (committed to UO), DL Eddie Vanderdoes, LB Chad Whitener, and OL Austin Kanouse. Eddie Vanderdoes is a 6'4, 285 lbs defensive lineman and is another one of Oregon's top targets in the 2013 class. He is very close with 2012 commit and current Duck Arik Armstead. After his visit for the Spring game, Vanderdoes tweeted "GREAT time in Oregon. Couldn't of went any better. People are very respectful out there too. Loved the whole trip." While he has been reluctant to name leaders among schools, Oregon is thought to be very high on his list.