Ducks fans can breathe a little easier this morning, just days after 4-star recruit Dontre Wilson de-committed from Oregon, citing Chip Kelly’s departure as one of his reasons for choosing Ohio State, 4-star twin brothers from San Diego Tyree and Tyrell Robinson retain their verbal commitments and announced officially that they have signed at Oregon.
Washington made a push in the final days leading up to today, so did USC, but ultimately, the Ducks were able to hold on to what could be the biggest get aside from Thomas Tyner on National Signing Day.
Tyree, the 6-foot-4, 195-pound athlete, will likely get a chance to play defensive back, though he is listed “athlete” and could end up anywhere when all is said and done. After all, Oregon loves taking guys and moving them around; Dion Jordan was a tight end and now will be a first round draft pick as a defensive end. Rivals considers Tyree the No. 153 football player and No. 123 basketball player in the nation. Tyree could find his way to the offensive side of the ball, but for now, Ducks fans can expect him to come in and make an impact at safety.
Tyrell, the 6-foot-3, 200-pound linebacker, will make have a big impact almost immediately, giving it a go start at linebacker. Oregon missed out on a couple of key recruits in this position, and Tyrell will get a chance to take the reins from Michael Clay, joining Tyson Coleman among others at LB. Tyrell ranked No. 138 in football and as high as No. 121 in basketball.
Both players have been clear that they want to play both sports, and that they want to attend college together.
Mark Helfrich, who took to the recruiting trail immediately after his introductory press conference, has been able to calm the waters, for the most part, with his staff. Much credit to them, indeed.