October 9, 2013

Oregon recruiting outlook: Defense

With less than four months until National Signing Day, here's a summary of how the Ducks stand in defensive recruiting. Overall, they currently rank fourth in the conference with 9 verbal commitments in the 2014 class.

Defensive tackle

Losses to graduation: Jared Ebert, Taylor Hart, Ryan Hagen, Ricky Heimuli, Wade Keliikipi

Possible losses to NFL early entry: None

Returning: Alex Balducci, Stetzon Bair

Verbal commits: Tua Talia, 6-5, 290 junior college transfer, Diablo Valley Community College, Jalen Jelks, 6-5, 245, Desert Vista, High School, Phoenix, Arizona

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