Oregon has only had a top ten recruiting class once. In 2011, the Ducks put together a collection that featured De'Anthony Thomas, Colt Lyerla, Ifo Ekpre-Olomu and little-known three-star prospects Jake Fisher and Marcus Mariota. That nucleus ended up at No. 9.
Top 15 classes have been rare, but that appears to be a real possibility at this point, especially if they can add a four-star recruit late in the process.
■ Chantel Jennings is conducting a Pac-12 recruit impact poll and so far Canton Kaumatule leads the way.
■ Dale Newton talks about Kirk Merritt and his abilities and shares links to some of his highlight videos from high school.
■ Andrew Greif has a 2014 season review of the running backs.
■ Matt Takimoto has an open letter to the Pac-12, yours truly gets a mention on the post and a few of the comments.
■ Oregon catcher Shaun Chase has been named a preseason All-American by D1Baseball.com.