May 13, 2009

Ducks eye big back

It's no secret that Oregon's looking for a big bruising back to be the thunder of the future in the Ducks' running attack. At 6' 4", 235lbs, Anthony Barr might be the most versatile athlete in the class of 2010 with a running style that already resembles current Duck LeGarrette Blount.

Barr is capable of playing multiple positions on offense and defense. But despite being Rivals' 20th ranked player overall, and the second ranked athlete nationally, he's very humble. "Not many people have this opportunity. I'm lucky so it's important to keep things in perspective. I just want to take it all as it comes and make sure the decision I make is the best for me."

So how does Oregon stand with him? Linebacker Coach Don Pellum is recruiting him and according to Barr Coach Pellum stopped by his school just last week. "He was down and stopped by our school on Friday. I get letters pretty often in the mail from them as well. I'd say 3-4 times a week. Coach Pellum was the first coach from any school that I've talked to personally in awhile."

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