If you include Kenjon Barner, the Ducks have sent their last 10 starting running backs to the NFL. It is no secret that the Ducks have had success at the position and they have done very well on the recruiting trail because of it.
In the Class of 2013, the Ducks signed local legend and ESPN 150 RB Thomas Tyner (Aloha, Ore./Aloha), but they lost ATH Dontre Wilson (DeSoto, Texas/DeSoto) to Ohio State in the final stretch of the recruiting cycle. With De'Anthony Thomas and Byron Marshall the only scholarship running backs on the roster prior to the arrival of Tyner and fellow 2013 RB signee Kani Benoit (Phoenix, Ariz./Thunderbird), the Ducks know they need to add depth and talent in this year's recruiting cycle.
The Ducks will likely take two running backs in the Class of 2014 and there are plenty of options to choose from. The Ducks have issued a number of offers to some of the elite ball-carriers in the class, but there are still a handful of athletes that could wind up with an offer from the Ducks before signing day comes around.