Pac-12: Dontre Wilson

Lunch links: Cal, Tedford settle

February, 5, 2013
I met a girl who sang the blues, and I asked her for some happy news, she just smiled and turned away;
I went down to the sacred store where I'd heard the music years before, but the man there said the music wouldn't play.

Oregon loses RB Wilson to Ohio State

February, 5, 2013
Longtime Oregon commitment Dontre Wilson, the No. 55 player in the ESPN 150, has dumped the Ducks for Ohio State.

His high-profile change of heart, while it might have happened in any event, will naturally be attached to Chip Kelly leaving Oregon for the Philadelphia Eagles.

Wilson is listed as an athlete but he was likely to play running back for the Oregon, which is a need position for the Ducks. The good news for Oregon is it still has a commitment from running back Thomas Tyner, the No. 54 overall player, and it also has a commitment from Kani Benoit, though Benoit isn't highly rated. The Ducks need to replace Kenjon Barner, who rushed for 1,767 yards and 21 touchdowns in 2012.

Wilson, a DeSoto (Texas) running back/wide receiver hybrid, had more than 2,600 total yards and 46 touchdowns in 2012. He announced his decision on Dallas-area television Monday night.

DuckNation links: Opening and QBs

July, 10, 2012
Brandon P. Oliver writes Insider: The three Ducks commits that performed at The Opening last weekend -- Alex Redmond, Darren Carrington Jr., and Dontre Wilson -- all put on a good show.

Brandon P. Oliver writes Insider: After Johnny Stanton committed to Nebraska on Monday, the Ducks are now seriously considering having a quarterback-free 2013 class.

DuckNation links: Opening day

June, 26, 2012
Today is the launch of DuckNation, RecruitingNation's site dedicated to the University of Oregon. Check it out here.

Brandon Oliver writes: Oregon's running game has wreaked havoc in the Pac-12 since the arrival of Chip Kelly with speedy tailbacks. Guess what? The new recruits Oregon is bringing in are even faster.

Oliver writes Insider: The commitment of DeSoto, Texas running back Dontre Wilson is the latest foray for Oregon into the Lone Star state, the home of former Ducks great LaMichael James.

Oliver writes Insider: Aloha, Ore., running back Thomas Tyner can run the 100-meter dash in 10.35 seconds, but the uber-fast Oregon commit looks forward more to being a role model in his home state.

Oliver writes Insider: Oregon has had a lot of success recruiting Encino (Calif.) Crespi Carmelite High School, which is why safety Brandon Arnold is willing to work his way into a Ducks offer.