Oregon Recruiting Mailbag

Another week, and another win is in the bag for the Oregon Ducks. This time around, the bag is carrying some extra weight.

The Ducks secured verbal commitments from twin brothers and two-sport stars Tyrell Robinson and Tyree Robinson (San Diego, Calif./Lincoln) after their official visit to Eugene.

Time to sort through the mail in order to get to your questions for this week's Oregon Recruiting Mailbag...

Stephan L. (Carlsbad, Calif.):

Are the Robinson twins even that good? I know they are good athletes but I've seen them play both sports and I'm not convinced they are great at either of them.


Yes. They are that good. They are both dynamic athletes who will help on either side of the ball. Once they have positions to call home, they should become even more dangerous on the football field.

Unless you're talking about Deion Sanders or Bo Jackson, it's always nice for two-sport guys to choose one sport. For the Robinson brothers, their futures are on the gridiron. Their upsides are through the roof.

They are both the type of athletes the Ducks look for every year. They fit the Oregon defensive style perfectly and should both be impact players for the Ducks.

Once they get on campus and get coached up, the sky is the limit.

Peter M. (Salem, Ore.):

Of the remaining undeclared ESPN 150, do you see any of them becoming Ducks?


It's tough to say. The Ducks are still targeting guys like Derrick Green (Richmond, VA/Hermitage), Alvin Kamara (Norcross, GA/Norcross), James Quick (Louisville, KY/Trinity), Montravius Adams (Vienna,GA/Dooly County) and Leon McQuay III (Seffner, Fla./Armwood), but landing any of them is a stretch as of now.

Steve E. (Las Vegas, Nev.)

What quarterbacks will the Ducks target next year? It's got to be a tough sell with (Marcus) Mariota still in diapers.


It will be a tough sell as the Ducks also have two true freshman quarterbacks on the roster right now.

That doesn't mean it's impossible, though. They will likely target guys like Jalen Greene (Gardena, Calif./Serra), Brandon Dawkins (Westlake Village, Calif./Oaks Christian) and Drew Barker (Hebron, KY/Connor).

There will be others who emerge but for now, those are three to watch.

Jeffrey L. (Portland, Ore.):

Will the Ducks try and bring in another running back this year like they are rumored to want to?


The Ducks are looking to add a third running back to the class of 2013. After this year, they lose Kenjon Barner, meaning only current freshman Byron Marshall, will be the only pure, scholarship running back on the roster. Sure, De'Anthony Thomas will return next season, but he will never be a true running back.

ESPN 150 running backs Derrick Green (Richmond, Va./Hermitage) and Alvin Kamara remain the top targets, but the running back most likely to join the Ducks next year is Laray Smith (Brooklyn, N.Y./Xaverian). Smith would need to receive an offer first, but has had his eyes on Oregon for some time.

If the Ducks are unable to land either Green or Kamara, which seems to be the case, they could just move on to next year and add a couple of backs in 2014.