Ducks moving up TE Thomas' board

Updated: November 17, 2009, 9:46 AM ET
By Greg Biggins
Christian Thomas (Palmdale, Calif./Highland) is one of the elite tight end prospects in the country. He took his first official visit of the year this past weekend to Oregon and the Ducks moved way up his list.

Thomas has consistently named the two local schools, USC and UCLA, as his favorites since last spring. After a great visit to Eugene last weekend, you can put the Ducks right up there at the top as well.

"I loved it there, Oregon has everything I'm looking for," Thomas said. "Oregon is a beautiful place with a great coaching staff in a great environment. The fan support is incredible, the facilities are the best I've ever seen and the way the coaches and players bond with one another is amazing as well.