January 26, 2011
Ducks land SC DE
ROCK HILL, S.C. - - Northwestern defensive lineman Roderick Byers announced a commitment to the Oregon Ducks during an afternoon ceremony in the media center at his school.
The 6-foot-4, 262-pounder is rated as a three-star defensive end prospect by Rivals.com. Byers also had an offer from South Carolina and drew interest throughout the recruiting process from Clemson and Georgia Tech.
Oregon head coach Chip Kelly was by the school earlier that day visiting with Byers, and the Palmetto State native said he even kept the coaching staff from the school in the dark about his potential choice.
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