When the Oregon Ducks walked out of the Los Angeles Coliseum on Saturday, it felt like 2007 all over again. That year, the Ducks rolled into The Big House in Ann Arbor, Mich., and not only came away with a huge 39-7 win, they had some of Michigan's commits -- and biggest recruits -- telling reporters that Oregon was now right at the top of their list.
On Saturday, the Trojans hosted a large group of current commits and a star-studded group of 2014 recruits. With their storm trooper uniforms and an offensive display even more impressive than the one in Ann Arbor, the Ducks were the team that left an impression on the majority of prospects in attendance. USC's commits were mostly unaffected by the Ducks second straight win in the Coliseum, but a handful of the top prospects from Los Angeles in the class of 2014 came away thinking about the Ducks.
Max Redfield of Mission Viejo (Calif.) -- the No. 37 player in the ESPN 150 -- had been rumored to be on his way out the door after a great visit to Notre Dame last month. It's probably no coincidence that he chose to de-commit the day after Oregon -- another school he has always liked and planned to visit -- took another step towards becoming the premier program on the West Coast.
There are still three full months until signing day, but the Ducks look like they are primed to make another late run and add some surprise pieces to the Class of 2013.