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Wednesday, January 5, 2011
Devon Blackmon commmits to Oregon

By Corey Long
ESPN Recruiting

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- Four-star wide receiver Devon Blackmon (Fontana, Calif./Summit) is ready to be part of the Quack Attack.

The 6-foot, 180-pounder was the No. 39-ranked player in the ESPNU 150 and chose the Ducks over in-state schools USC and UCLA.

"Oregon is a very exciting place to be right now with the way the football program has taken off," Blackmon said. "They run a very explosive offense that is fun to watch and fun to be involved in."

Blackmon, who played quarterback, running back and wide receiver, as a senior is ready to focus on one position and join fellow Under Armour All-American Tacoi Sumler (Miami, Fla./Columbus) in Eugene.

"There's a great opportunity in Oregon because a lot of receivers are finishing up their college careers," Blackmon said. "So I know if I can come in and work hard there will be a chance for me to see the field next year.

"The more guys like myself and Tacoi learn the system, our speed and talent will shine."

Corey Long has been covering high school football and recruiting in the Sunshine State since 1995. He can be reached at coreyespn@gmail.com.