Oregon victory: Pac-12 becomes very talented
A phenomenon that has never included Oregon is unfolding before our eyes due to the recruiting skills of the coach Mario Cristóbal and its staff, and I was amazed at the recent figures illustrating this trend. He has a profound impact on the future of the conference and begins to ask the question of “Is the Pac-12 becoming the ACC of the West?” “
My friends, when I was released from the responsibilities of the site, I had no idea that such repressed writer in me would emerge. It’s the sixth article in seven days, and few of them were planned; I just had things to say and I’m having fun become a writer again!
Well that, and I’m enjoying watching the recruiting results against the rest of the conference. As usual, USC is extremely successful and almost always does, but Oregon has broken a recruiting cap that could wake up other ADs around the conference when they hire coaches. They will or will be buried in the very near future as they will be watching all of the Pac-12 Championships played by the Ducks and Trojans.
My ranking comes from Rivaux.com, which I prefer and you can learn why here. It’s a great recruiting dynamic over a period of three years that I have suspected took place, but not for this diploma for Oregon.
Team Total number of 4/5 star players signed in 2019, 2020 and 2021
Arizona State 15
Washington State 2
Oregon State 1
While the Huskies had six 4/5 star players signed in 2021, they had 24 signed under Chris Petersen the two previous years. USC did very well last year with 17 signed 4/5 star players, but had 12 total of the two previous years.
For the 2021 class, Oregon had 19 and USC had 17 of 4/5 star players have signed, while the rest of the conference has only signed on average 2.3 coveted players, that’s all!
So far, for the 2022 recruiting class, Oregon has nine 4/5 star players verbally engaged, USC has six verbally and the rest of the conference averages 2.1 of those most coveted players among all of them. (Washington has Three and Stanford has five, and yet it is still bad news for Pac-12 toddlers on average in 2022 by recruiting to date.)
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When I write my Op-Eds, I do Critical analysis where I give mourning when it’s deserved, (like the Oregon offense) but also I give credit at maturity, as I see it. And the Oregon head coach deserves an absolute ton of credit for what it creates.
The talent gap is widening massively for 2021, and so far in 2022. In the last three years of Coach Cristobal’s era, he hasn’t made a small lead in talent acquisition , corn 50% more on the two best challengers? My God, he’s killing him beyond what I could even imagine; I’m glad he’s on our side!
I had checked the preliminary numbers before starting this article and thought Oregon and USC were shunning the conference by recruiting like Texas and Oklahoma had done in the Large-12. I was wrong because Oregon is already building a lead similar to what Clemson has in ACC, and what the Pac-12 looked like so many years ago with USC. It was the giant and the rest of us, but guess who became a GREEN GIANT now in recruiting Pac-12?
And it’s not even close.
“Oh, how we like to think about the recruitment of Our beloved ducks! “
Charles Fischer (Mr. FishDuck)
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