Wednesday, January 5, 2011
Inland Empire: Blackmon chooses Ducks over USC, UCLA
By Dan Arritt
Oregon snared one of the Southland's top football recruits Wednesday night when Devon Blackmon of Fontana Summit committed to the Ducks at the Under Armour All-American Game in St. Petersburg, Fla.
Blackmon, who is expected to play wide receiver at the college level, chose Oregon over locals USC and UCLA. Oregon will play in the BCS National Championship game Monday against Auburn in Glendale, Ariz.
A number of other Inland Empire football players have also committed to college programs since the end of the season.
Corona Centennial quarterback Michael Eubank, who led the Huskies to the Inland Division championship and the Division 1 state bowl game, pledged to Arizona State.
Corona defensive end DeVante Wilson committed to USC, Colton linebacker Rodney Hardrick committed to Oregon, and Riverside King running back Todd Handley committed to Idaho.