February 6, 2008

Ducks miss on two

The Oregon Ducks have a strong recruiting class coming in, but two wide receivers who were seriously considering the Ducks are choosing to play for their hometown schools.

Miami Northwestern receiver Tommy Streeter pared his final list down to Oregon and Miami as his leaders, but in the end felt the draw of playing near his home was too much to overcome.

"It's right here (at home) - I visit people and they always say, `We want to see you play; don't make us go watch you and have to wear snow boots and stuff,'" Streeter said.

The other top receiver the Ducks were in the final two for was Aaron Boyd. The four-star standout from Henry Clay in Lexington had the decision down to Oregon and Kentucky, with his family and the proximity to his home his primary motivation.

Both athletes announced this morning in front of their student bodies to great fanfare. Boyd had a Kentucky hat hidden under his Oregon hat, while the Streeter signed LOI's after three of his teammates.

The Ducks had wanted to add wide receivers to this class and these two decisions do not help. One option for the Ducks is the addition of junior college wide receiver Ellis Krout, the likelihood of whose offer increased dramatically with Streeter and Boyd choosing to stay home for college.

Stay tuned to Duck Sports Authority as we follow the commitments scheduled to sign with this very good Oregon recruiting class.

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