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Published: February 7, 2012
The Oregon Ducks are no stranger to digging deep into Texas for high school football talent. LaMichael James, Darron Thomas, Josh Huff are just a few of the many Texas players that have played or still play their football career at Oregon. The last two classes, Oregon has pulled 6 recruits from the state of Texas including 5-star LB Anthony Wallace and 4-star athlete Bralon Addison. Expect the Ducks to again make their mark in the state of Texas.
Coaches have already zeroed in on 6’2″ 215-lb hybrid LB/DE Deon Hollins out of Missouri City, Texas. Rivals lists Hollins with an Oregon offer, but Hollins told Ducks Attack that he has received no offer from the Ducks just yet. Despite the lack of offer, “Coach Pellum stays in contact with me and is excited,” claims Hollins. Oregon isn’t the only school interested in Hollins’ services. Stanford, Nebraska, Texas Tech, Duke, Arkansas, Kansas State, Washington, Cal, and Northwestern have all already offered Hollins.
With an array of options, Hollins, who is an all honor student that boasts a 3.8 GPA, will be looking specifically towards a school with strong academics and a defense that runs a 3-4 scheme, the same defense Oregon runs. “I literally like everything about Oregon. The only caveat I have is the graduation rate of football players,” Says Hollins. When asked if distance was an issue, Hollins had this to say, “Distance isn’t an issue at all. In fact, I would prefer to play out of state because I hate the dry morbid heat.” He will be competing at some junior day camps this month and will hopefully make it out for Oregon’s spring game.
Hollins is a quality football player, and even more quality person off the field who thrives in the classroom. With the LB position being a big need in this class for Oregon, look for the Ducks to strongly pursue Hollins. Ducks Attack would like to thank Hollins for giving us his time to talk recruiting with him, and look forward to providing fans with updates in the future. To discuss this article, please visit our forum HERE.
Deon Hollins Junior Statistics
70 tackles 15 sacks (2 of these sacks are on current Duck Bralon Addison, which can be seen in the highlight video below) 22 tfl
Deon Hollins Junior Highlights