Oregon coaches hit the road

The Ducks coaching staff made the cross-country trek to Georgia last week to visit, among others, coveted ESPN 150 RB Alvin Kamara. Radi Nabulsi/ESPN.com

With a week off from practice, the assistant coaches for the Tostito's Fiesta Bowl-bound Oregon Ducks

hit the recruiting trail last week. In addition to visiting their current commits, the Ducks' coaches also visited their primary remaining targets for the Class of 2013.

They racked up the miles as they visited players in Oregon, Washington, California, Arizona, Texas, Georgia, Florida, Maryland, North Carolina, among others.

Some of the recruits that confirmed they were visited by the Oregon coaches are as follows.

Ducks linebacker coach Don Pellum visited ...


Darren Carrington (San Diego/Horizon): Pellum stopped by to see the four-star WR commit and it seemed to further solidify his commitment as he sent out a number of tweets expressing his excitement in becoming a Duck.

Ducks defensive coordinator Nick Aliotti visited ...


Chris Seisay (American Canyon, Calif./American Canyon): Aliotti visited the future Oregon defensive back and everything is good to go with the three-star ATH.

Ducks offensive line coach Steve Greatwood visited ...

Evan Voeller (West Linn, Ore./West Linn): Greatwood stopped by last week to see the Under Armour All-American and everything is on track for Voeller to sign with the Ducks in February.

Doug Brenner (Portland, Ore./Jesuit): The future Ducks center met with Greatwood last week before his Jesuit squad fell in the state semifinals. Like Voeller, Brenner is all set to sign with the Ducks barring any unforeseen event.


Nico Falah (Bellflower, Calif./St. John Bosco): Greatwood checked in on the USC offensive line commit last week in an effort to further tempt the No. 224 player in the ESPN 300 into switching from the Trojans to the Ducks.

Thomas Oser (North Hollywood, Calif./Harvard-Westlake): Oser, who has only visited Oregon thus far, was visited last Thursday. Oser has a great relationship with the longtime Ducks coach and that was only enhanced by the visit. Oser will likely visit Stanford and Vanderbilt in the coming weeks, but the Ducks feel good about their chances as they look to replace former commit, Alex Redmond (Los Alamitos, Calif./Los Alamitos), whom Greatwood also visited. Redmond said they discussed his status and reviewed film to show him how he would fit in the Ducks' scheme.

J.D. Hinnant (Fountain Valley, Calif./Fountain Valley): Hinnant -- still in a wheelchair from an auto accident -- hosted Greatwood on Thursday and was assured that he still has an offer despite his injuries. Hinnant expects to visit Oregon in January, after he is out of his wheelchair and able to get around on his own.

Ducks defensive line coach Jerry Azzinaro visited ...


Peter Kalambayi (Matthews, N.C./Butler): Azzinaro visited the No. 17 OLB in the nation last week and Oregon linebackers coach Don Pellum will be in North Carolina next week to follow up on the Ducks' top LB target, who remains committed to Stanford.

Ducks running backs coach Gary Campbell visited ...


ATH Tarean Folston (Cocoa, Fla./Cocoa): Campbell made the trip to Florida to check in with the four-star running back. The Ducks feel good about their chances with Folston, who appears to be down to Oregon and Notre Dame.

RB Terrell Newby II (West Hills, Calif./Chaminade): The three-star running back is still being pursued by the Ducks for their third RB spot. Campbell stopped by to check in with him and get an update on where things stand with the standout running back.

RB Kani Benoit (Phoenix/Thunderbird): Benoit is waiting patiently for more offers but Campbell's visit should signal that he is the top priority, should the Ducks miss on Folston and Alvin Kamara (Norcross, Ga./Norcross), who was also visited last week, by Ducks defensive backs coach John Neal.

WR John Ross (Long Beach, Calif./Jordan): Campbell stopped by Ross's high school to check in on one of the Ducks' top remaining wide receiver targets. The Ducks like their chances with Ross, who likes Washington and UCLA, along with the Ducks.

Ducks defensive backs coach John Neal visited ...


S Leon McQuay III (Seffner, Fla./Armwood): The No. 32 player in the ESPN 150 was visited at home by Neal. McQuay will see one of his longtime favorites next week when he officially visits USC. After a good visit with Neal, the Ducks appear to be in the mix along with the Trojans, Vanderbilt, Michigan and Florida State.

ATH Juwaan Williams (Tucker, Ga./Tucker): Williams remains high on the Ducks' recruiting board and they are in a very good spot with him moving forward. Neal's visit to the Williams family home only strengthened the relationship.

RB Alvin Kamara (Norcross, Ga./Norcross): While in Georgia, Neal stopped by to see the No. 4 RB in the ESPN 150. The Ducks are still working to get Kamara out to Eugene for a visit and might have solidified a plan to do so with Neal's visit.

LB Zach Cunningham (Pinson, Ala./Pinson Valley): Neal stopped by Pinson Valley and offered the 6-foot-4, 195-pound LB who has seen his recruitment blow up after a monster senior season. Cunningham immediately put the Ducks in his top group and is working to set up a visit to Eugene shortly.

Ducks wide receiver coach Scott Frost visited ...

WR Paul Harris (Upper Marlboro, Md./Fredrick Douglas): Frost checked in on the recently offered Harris at his high school. Harris remains committed to Tennessee, but the Ducks seem primed to flip him should Vols WR coach Darin Hinshaw be let go amid staff changes.

Special teams/Tight ends coach Tom Osborne visited ...


TE John Mundt (Modesto, Calif./Central Catholic): Osborne stopped to see Mundt at school and the two discussed Mundt's playoff run and the fact that he will be a tight end at Oregon despite his standout season on defense. The Ducks will visit Mundt at home after the season is done for both.

K Matt Wogan (Indian Trail, N.C./Porter Ridge): Osborne made the trek to North Carolina to check in with one of the Ducks' top priorities. Wogan -- the No. 4 kicker in the nation -- wrapped up an outstanding high school career last week as Porter Ridge lost a heartbreaker in the North Carolina state championship game, 39-38.