The Oregon Ducks landed their first wide receiver for the 2012 recruiting class when wide receiver Darren Carrington from Horizon in San Diego committed. Carrington held offers from schools like Arizona and Boise State and received a huge Michigan offer a few weeks back, but it was clear he wanted to be with the Ducks.
"I just couldn't see it getting any better," he said. "The academics, the facilities were unreal, the coaches were amazing. Oregon offered everything and I almost left, but I decided not to wait. I'm a Duck and I'm happy to be a Duck."
Here are some thoughts from this profile of Carrington by Derrell Warren.
Carrington uses long strides to eat up a defender's cushion but isn't a true burner as his speed tends to taper off a bit after his initial burst off the line. A very natural pass catcher, Carrington has soft hands and effortlessly plucks the ball away from his frame. Combine that with his vertical jump, and he is tremendous in his ability to go up in the air and make spectacular catches.
Check out the video highlights of Carrington after the jump.
Oregon now has piled up four excellent recruits in offensive lineman Evan Voeller, running back Dontre Wilson, and perhaps the top tailback overall in Thomas Tyner. The Ducks don't have a lot of recruits yet in this class, but the ones that are coming in are pretty quality talents.
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