Offensive line coach Steve Greatwood and the Oregon Ducks picked up a fourth offensive line commitment on Saturday in offensive tackle Calvin Throckmorton. Calvin announced the news via Twitter:
Throckmorton is 6'6, 270 lbs with a frame that shouldn't have any problem putting on additional weight. He chose Oregon over offers from Arizona State, Arkansas, Boise State, Miami, Michigan, and Washington, among others.
With Hroniss Grasu, Jake Fisher, and Hamani Stevens all set to graduate after this season, and rumblings that Tyler Johnstone could be as high as a second round pick following his redshirt Junior season, the coaching staff is clearly prioritizing offensive line in this class. They may not be done at the position as there are still several offers out to O-linemen and suggestions that Oregon could take as many as five in this class.
Throckmorton fits the bill in terms of what Oregon looks for in an offensive lineman. He is tall and long and gets up the field quickly. Like the other O-line commits in this class, he has the frame to put on weight and get up to around 300 pounds. You can watch his highlight video below.