Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Looking Ahead to 2013: Cornerback

As we close out our look ahead to the 2013 recruiting needs for the Oregon Ducks football team, Duck Sports Authority looks to the "men on the island" who take everything on their shoulders. They get plenty of attention when they make plays and even more if they get beat on a play. It takes a special composition to enjoy playing cornerback.

Chip Kelly and staff did their best to "win the day" on February 1, 2012, now they are looking forward to the 2012 season and the next recruiting class. In this installment of Looking Ahead, Duck Sports Authority takes a look at the cornerback position.

2012 Departures: None

One of the compelling stories during the 2011 season for the Ducks was their relative youth at the cornerback position. The three players who received most of the playing time at the position, Terrance Mitchell, Troy Hill and Ifo Ekpre-Olumu, were all freshmen. The youth at the position also creates a nice luxury as the starters in 2012 will all return for 2013, barring unforeseen early departures.

2012 Signees: Stephen Amoako

Stephen Amoako has great size for a cornerback prospect at 6' tall and 190 pounds. He uses that size to his advantage and, though he is not one that makes "highlight" tackles, he makes strong tackles with very good form. Amoako understands...

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