EUGENE, Ore. -- University of Oregon head football coach Chip Kelly announced the Ducks' 2012 recruiting class Wednesday, welcoming 21 student-athletes to Eugene.
Oregon signed 10 players on defense, eight on offense, two athletes and one special teams player to National Letter of Intents, including nine high school All-Americans - the most in a single recruiting class in program history. The Ducks inked 18 prep players and three junior college transfers.
Oregon stocked up on defensive linemen, signing five, while adding four players to the defensive backfield. The only other positions with multiple signees were quarterback, tight end and wide receiver with two apiece.
The 2012 class represents eight different states with multiple student-athletes coming from California, Ohio, Oregon and Texas.
Oregon Football Signing Day 2012
Name/POS/HT/WT/EXP/Hometown (Last School/HS)
Addison, Bralon/ATH/5-10/185/HS/Missouri City, TX (Fort Bend Hightower)
Allen, Chance/WR/6-3/191/HS/Missouri City, TX (Fort Bend Elkins)
Amoako, Eric/DB/5-11/195/HS/Arlington, TX (Martin)
Amoako, Stephen/DB/6-0/190/HS/Arlington, TX (Martin)
Armstead, Arik/DL/6-8/280/HS/Elk Grove, CA (Pleasant Grove)
Ausherman, Dylan/P/6-3/180/JC/Visalia, CA (College of the Sequoias/El Diamante)
Bafaro, Brett/LB/6-2/220/HS/Hillsboro, OR (Liberty)
Bair, Stetzon/DL/6-9/265/JC/St. Anthony, ID (Iowa Western CC/South Fremont)
Balducci, Alex/DL/6-4/262/HS/Portland, OR (Central Catholic)
Baylis, Evan/TE/6-5/225/HS/Aurora, CO (Grandview)
Brown, Pharaoh/TE/6-6/220/HS/Lyndhurst, OH (Brush)
Buckner, DeForest/DL/6-7/230/HS/Honolulu, HI (Punahou)
Carriger, Cody/DL/6-6/230/HS/Butte, MT (Butte)
Daniel, Terrence/ATH/6-6/230/HS/Oakland, CA (Bishop O'Dowd)
Daniels, Reggie/DB/6-1/185/HS/Chandler, AZ (Hamilton)
Dunmore, Oshay/DB/6-2/195/HS/Newport, OR (Newport)
Lockie, Jeff/QB/6-2/175/HS/Danville, CA (Monte Vista)
Long, Kyle/OL/6-7/08/JC/Charlottesville, VA (Saddleback CC/St. Anne's-Belfield)
Marshall, Byron/RB/5-10/195/HS/San Jose, CA (Valley Christian)
Rodrigues, Jake/QB/6-3/210/HS/Rocklin, CA (Whitney)
Stanford, Dwayne/WR/6-5/185/HS/Cincinnati, OH (Taft)
Allen (WR), Baylis (TE), Brown (TE), Lockie (QB), Long (OL), Marshall (RB), Rodrigues (QB), Stanford (WR)
E. Amoako (DB), S. Amoako (DB), Armstead (DL), Bafaro (LB), Bair (DL), Balducci (DL), Buckner (DL), Carriger (DL), Daniels (DB), Dunmore (DB)
Addison (ATH), Daniel (ATH),
Special Teams (1):
California (6), Texas (4). Oregon (3), Ohio (2), Arizona (1), Colorado (1), Hawaii (1), Idaho (1), Montana (1), Virginia (1)
ATH - 5-10, 182
Missouri City, Texas (Fort Bend Hightower HS)
U.S. ARMY ALL-AMERICAN
A three-year letterwinner at Fort Bend Hightower High School for head coach Shane Hallmark ... Selected to the 2012 U.S. Army All-American game and played at wide receiver ... Primarily a quarterback for the Hurricanes, Addison was the Texas all-state first-team QB as a senior, completing 134 of 238 attempts for 2,158 yards and 22 touchdowns against only three interceptions ... Also rushed for 1,625 yards and 20 scores on 190 carries (8.6 avg.) on his way to all-Sun first-team honors ... As a junior, passed for 1,858 yards (118 of 199) and 28 touchdowns with just three interceptions, and rushed 144 times for 1,068 yards (7.4 avg.) and 15 TDs ... Saw the bulk of his time at wide receiver during his sophomore campaign, catching 18 balls for 331 yards (18.4 avg.) ... Lettered twice in basketball.
WR - 6-3, 191
Missouri City, Texas (Fort Bend Elkins HS)
A three-year letterwinner at Fort Bend Elkins under head coach Dennis Brantley ... 5A Texas Region III all-district selection ... Finished his prep career with 126 receptions for 1,920 yards and 22 touchdowns ... Led the Knights with 52 receptions for 892 yards and 10 touchdowns as a senior ... Caught 51 balls for 678 yards and eight TDs as a junior after posting totals of 23 catches, 350 yards and four scores as a sophomore ... Also a starting guard on the Knights' basketball team, ranking second on the squad in scoring as both a junior and a senior.
DB - 5-11, 195
Arlington, Texas (Martin HS)
A two-year letterwinner under 2011-2012 District 4-5A Texas Coach of The Year Bob Wager... As a senior, Amoako tallied 50 total tackles, six pass deflections and two interceptions as his team compiled a school-record 12-2 season ... Named second-team Class 5A all-Area team as a defensive back ... Considered the No. 25 defensive back nationally by Scout.com ... During his junior year he racked up 59 tackles, three interceptions, three pass deflections, two fumble recoveries, and a pair of sacks on his way to being named to first-team all-league.
DB - 6-0, 190
Arlington, Texas (Martin HS)
Played under 2011-2012 District 4-5A Texas Coach of The Year Bob Wager... As a senior, Amoako played the defensive back position opposite of his brother Eric, also a UO signee ... Earned second-team all-University Interscholastic League ... Named a Gatorade National Performer ... He totaled 20 tackles, five pass deflections, and three interceptions during his senior season.
DL - 6-8, 280
Elk Grove, Calif. (Pleasant Grove HS)
U.S. ARMY ALL-AMERICAN/PARADE ALL-AMERICA
A two-way standout on the defensive and offensive lines for head coach Joe Cattolico at Pleasant Grove High School ... Selected to the U.S. Army All-American game and a member of the 2012 Parade All-America team ... Tallied 42 tackles, 3.5 sacks and broke up three passes in his final prep campaign, helping lead the Eagles to the California Sac-Joaquin Section Division I championship game ... Named to Cal-Hi Sports all-state first team as an offensive lineman ... 2011 Sac-Joaquin Section first-team offensive lineman ... Recorded 45 tackles, two sacks, two pass breakups, one blocked punt and one blocked field goal as a junior ... Named all-NorCal first-team selection on the offensive line, as well as first-team all-Metro by the Sacramento Bee during junior campaign ... Named Delta River League Lineman of the Year in 2010 ... Posted 39 tackles, two sacks, four pass breakups and recovered one fumble as a sophomore ... Also a two-year letterwinner in basketball for Pleasant Grove.
P - 6-3, 180
Visalia, Calif. (College of the Sequoias/El Diamante HS)
Spent two years at College of the Sequoias, playing for head coach Robert Dougherty ... Punted 67 times over 10 games in 2011 ... Had six punts of 50-plus yards and dropped eight inside the 20-yard line against only one touchback ... Student of the Chris Sailer Kicking school ... Top punter at the Nike Summer Camp in Los Angeles in 2011 ... Punted and played wide receiver at El Diamante High School for head coach Mark Rogers ... Helped the Miners to a 9-2 overall mark and unblemished 6-0 conference record as a senior, and an 11-2 (6-0) mark as a junior.
LB - 6-2, 220
Hillsboro, Ore. (Liberty HS)
A two-way standout and three-year letterwinner for head coach Eric Mahlum at Liberty High School ... Recorded 91 total tackles, including six sacks and 10 tackles for loss ... Rushed for 659 yards on 66 carries and hauled in 27 receptions for 373 yards, scoring a total of 10 touchdowns as a senior ... Named to the all-state first-team at linebacker and was the Northwest Oregon Conference defensive player of the year ... Selected second-team all-NWOC at running back ... Was invited to "The Opening" at the Nike campus, a football camp featuring 150 of the nation's top high school players ... Lettered three years in baseball.
DT - 6-9, 265
St. Anthony, Idaho (Iowa Western CC/South Fremont)
Spent one season at Iowa Western Community College, where he played under head coach Scott Strohmeier ... In nine games at WCC, he compiled 22 total tackles, 10 tackles for loss, and seven sacks ... As a senior at South Fremont High School in 2007, he totaled 41 tackles, two blocked punts and a sack on defense, while hauling in 11 receptions for 152 yards and two touchdowns at tight end ... Younger brother of former Oregon defensive tackle Brandon Bair, now of the Kansas City Chiefs.
DE - 6-4, 262
Portland, Ore. (Central Catholic HS)
U.S. ARMY ALL-AMERICAN
Played three seasons at Central Catholic High School for head coach Steve Pyne ... Selected to the U.S. Army All-American game, where he had two quarterback hurries and two tackles ... As a senior, tallied 68 tackles, including 40 solo stops, had seven sacks, deflected one pass, and forced two fumbles, while recovering one fumble for the Rams, who finished 10-3 and advanced to the semifinals of the OSAA Class 6A playoffs ... Named first-team all-state as both a defensive lineman and an offensive lineman, while also being named the Mt. Hood Conference and Class 6A Defensive Player of the Year in 2011.
TE - 6-5, 225
Aurora, Colo. (Grandview HS)
As a senior, caught 24 passes for 225 yards and two touchdowns, while recording 108 tackles and eight sacks at linebacker, helping Grandview to a 5A Centennial League championship under head coach John Schultz ... Named to the all-league 5A Creek first team at tight end/fullback as a senior ... Selected to the 2011 all-Colorado first team (defense) and named to the 2011 5A all-state first team at linebacker ... Hauled in 33 passes for 456 yards and six touchdowns, averaging 13.8 yards per catch as a junior ... Named to the 2010 Colorado all-league 5A Creek first team on offense as an H-Back and was honorable mention all-state.
TE - 6-6, 220
Lyndhurst, Ohio (Brush HS)
A two-way standout, Brown was a three-year letterwinner at Brush High School under head coach Rob Atwood ... Played in the Offense-Defense All-American Bowl, where he was named the West's offensive MVP ... Caught 32 passes for 753 yards (23.5 average) and 10 touchdowns as a senior, while racking up 12 sacks at defensive end ... Named second-team all-Ohioan in 2011 ... His best game on offense came against Normandy High School (Parma, OH), where he made seven catches for 173 yards, helping his team to a 34-0 win ... Also a standout basketball player for the Arcs, averaging 18.5 points, 11.0 rebounds and 3.0 blocks per game thus far during his senior season ... First-team all-conference and MVP as a junior, when he averaged 16.0 points and 14.0 rebounds per contest.
DE - 6-7, 230
Honolulu, Hawaii (Punahou HS)
SEMPER FIDELIS ALL-AMERICAN
Competed in the 2012 Semper Fidelis All-American Bowl game at defensive end ... Recorded 73 tackles while helping lead Punahou to a second-place finish in the state playoffs under head coach Kale Ane... Named first-team all-state at defensive end as a senior ... As a sophomore, named all-state honorable mention, while receiving athlete of the year for his class ... Four-year letterwinner in basketball, averaging 11.3 points and 8.9 rebounds per game as a senior, helping lead his team to a third-place finish in Hawaii ... Named to the all-state first team and all-ILH League first team in basketball.
DE - 6-6, 230
Butte, Mont. (Butte HS)
Carriger was a two-year letterwinner at Butte High School for head coach Arie Grey ... He played defensive end, linebacker and tight end for the football team, while also playing basketball and running track ... He was Montana's lone representative in the Gridiron University Prep Stars Classic in Las Vegas, playing tight end and outside linebacker for the squad coached by former NFL All-Pro running back Ickey Woods ... ... An alternate for the East-West Shrine Game this summer, he was voted first-team Eastern AA all-conference at defensive end and second-team Class AA all-state at tight end ... As a junior, he was chosen second-team Eastern AA all-conference and honorable mention Class AA all-state, both at defensive end ... On the track, he logged 11.47 in the 100 meters during his senior year.
DE - 6-6, 230
Oakland, Calif. (Bishop O'Dowd HS)
A two-year letterwinner at Bishop O'Dowd High School under head coach and former NFL All-Pro linebacker Hardy Nickerson ... Recorded 63 tackles and 7.5 sacks on the defensive side of the ball, while adding 28 receptions for 437 yards and nine touchdowns as a tight end during his senior season, helping his team to a 9-3 record, 7-0 in conference ... Was an all-Hayward Area Athletic League performer on both offense and defense as a senior ... Posted 25 total tackles and 4.5 sacks to go with six catches for 89 yards and a touchdown as a junior.
S - 6-1, 185
Chandler, Ariz. (Hamilton HS)
A three-year letterwinner for Hamilton High School under head coach Steve Belles ... Tallied 90 total tackles, averaging 6.4 tackles per game and had five interception, three sacks, six pass breakups and two fumble recoveries as a senior, assisting Hamilton to a 13-1 record ... Helped lead the Huskies to two Division I state titles in three seasons ... Selected to the Arizona Football Coaches Association Top 25 Team at defensive back and was chosen to the Division I all-state first team on defense in 2011 ... Recorded 46 tackles, two sacks, three interceptions and four pass breakups, earning an all-region selection as a junior.
S - 6-2, 195
Newport, Ore. (Newport HS)
Played quarterback and defensive back at Newport High School for head coach Kurt Hargett ... As a senior, passed for 790 yards and eight touchdowns, while rushing for 2,134 yards and 25 TDs, helping lead Newport to the first round of the state playoffs ... Contributed 79 tackles, two interceptions, and blocked two field goals, averaging 7.2 tackles a game during his final prep season ... Named class 4A first-team all-state at defensive back and second-team quarterback in 2011 ... Received offensive and defensive player of the year awards for the 4A Oregon West Conference ... Earned 4A Oregon West Conference first-team quarterback and first-team defensive back honors ... Selected to the 2012 Parade All-America High School Football Team as an all-purpose player ... Threw for 832 yards and seven touchdowns and had 247 carries for 2,152 yards and 26 scores on the ground as a junior ... Also played basketball and competed in track and field for the Cubs ... Was the highest individual scorer at the 2011 OSAA Track and Field State Championships, finishing first in the triple jump and second in the pole vault, long jump and discus.
QB - 6-2, 175
Danville, Calif. (Monte Vista HS)
A two-year starter at quarterback for Monte Vista High School under head coach Craig Bergman ... Won the East Bay Athletic League (EBAL) MVP in 2011 ... Completed 234 passes, piling up 3,278 passing yards with 31 passing touchdowns, while rushing for 136 yards and seven additional scores as a senior ... His best individual game came against Heritage High School, when he completed 20 passes for 355 yards and five touchdowns ... As a junior, Lockie threw for 2,449 passing yards and 26 touchdowns, while adding 205 yards on the ground.
OL - 6-7, 308
Charlottesville,Va. (Saddleback College/ St. Anne's-Belfield High School)
U.S. ARMY ALL-AMERICAN
Switched to the offensive line at Saddleback for the 2011 season, where he played for head coach Mark McElroy ... Initially a defensive end, recorded 16 tackles, two tackles for a loss and one sack in 2010 ... Prepped at At. Anne's-Belfield High School under head coach John Blake ... Participated in the U.S. Army All-American game as a high school senior ... Recorded 45 tackles in his junior season ... Named to the Division 2 all-state VISSA first team as both an offensive and defensive lineman as a junior in 2006 ... Helped St. Anne's Belfield to back-to-back state championships his final two prep seasons ... Was a two-sport All-American in high school and earned all-state honors for both football and baseball in his sophomore, junior, and senior seasons ... Was also a very accomplished pitcher and first baseman ... Accepted a baseball scholarship at Florida State out of high school ... Son of Howie Long, a former all-pro defensive end for the Oakland and Los Angeles Raiders, and a member of the NFL Hall of Fame ... Brother Chris plays defensive end for the St. Louis Rams.
RB - 5-10, 195
San Jose, Calif. (Valley Christian HS)
U.S. ARMY ALL-AMERICAN
A four-year letterwinner at Valley Christian under head coach Mike Machado ... Played in the 2012 Army All-American game ... As a senior, rushed for 914 yards and nine touchdowns, averaging 9.38 yards per carry and caught seven passes for 86 yards and one TD, despite missing three games due to injury ... Named to the all-Mercury News football team second-team ... Carried the ball 145 times for 1,360 yards and 20 touchdowns, as well as catching 10 passes for 115 yards ... Selected to the all-CCS first-team at running back as a junior ... Had a break-out year as a sophomore, rushing for 1,035 yards and 17 TDs, while catching 11 passes for 331 yards and four more scores ... Was the Cal-Hi Sports State Sophomore of the Year ... Named to the all-state first team in 2009 ... First-team Central Coast Selection and first-team West Coast Athletic League at running back as a sophomore ... Chosen as the 2009 Old Spice Red Zone Player of the Year ... Also lettered in track, placed third place at the National Indoor Championships in the 60M and was the ranked number one among sophomores in California with a time of 10.67 seconds in the 100 meters.
QB - 6-3, 210
Rocklin, Calif. (Whitney HS)
A three-year letterwinner at Whitney High School under head coach Mike Gimenez ... Helped team win the Capital Athletic League Championship as a senior ... Named Sac-Joaquin Section all-league and offensive player of the year as a senior ... Threw for 2,036 yards and 26 touchdowns, while rushing for 684 yards and 15 TDs during his senior year in 2011 ... Named Whitney Football player of the year ... Was a finalist in the 2011 Elite 11 Quarterback Competition ... As a junior, threw for 2,039 yards and 21 touchdowns and ran for 1,300 yards and 22 TDs, earning CAL MVP honors ... In 2010, he was named Sac-Joaquin Section all-league offensive player of the year.
WR - 6-5, 185
Cincinnati, Ohio (Taft HS)
U.S. ARMY ALL-AMERICAN
Played for head coach Mike Martin at Taft High School ... Competed in the 2012 U.S. Army All-American game ... As a senior, caught 32 passes for 720 yards and nine touchdowns, averaging 22.5 yards per catch ... Named all-Ohio Division III first-team offense at receiver ... Caught 44 balls for 865 yards and nine touchdowns during his junior campaign, helping his team win the Cincinnati Metro Athletic Conference league championship ... Selected as the CMAC Offensive Player of the Year and all-Ohio first-team receiver as a junior ... Also a standout basketball player for the Senators, helped lead the team to a 26-1 mark and the OHSAA Division 3 title in 2011.