March 1, 2008

Ducks get one for 2010

The Oregon Ducks have struck early for the class of 2010 and earned a commitment from a home grown recruit. Curtis White, a tight end/defensive end from Sheldon high school in Eugene Oregon has committed to the Ducks. White is a six foot, five inch, 240 pound prospect who at this point is being recruited primarily as a tight end, but who also has the capacity to play defense.

The offer to White is unusual. Oregon's coaching staff has traditionally been reluctant to issue offers to high school prospects before they begin their senior season. Recently, the Duck staff has become more willing to offer recruits coming off of their junior seasons, but White is the first player from whom they received a public commitment while still in his sophomore year.

Duck Sports Authority gave White a call this week and we spoke to his mother, Amy White, who confirmed that Curtis had in fact committed to Oregon. "The Duck coaches offered Curtis a scholarship and he accepted," Amy told us. "It was his decision."

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