The Oregon Ducks landed one of the best players the Hawaiian Islands had to offer this recruiting season when offensive lineman/defensive lineman Max Unger (6-5, 280, 5.2) from Kamuela (Hawaii) Hawaii Prep committed to the Ducks.
The Ducks land a player who was selected all-conference on both sides of the ball as a defensive and offensive lineman. He was also selected second-team all-state as an offensive lineman in 2002.
On the defensive side of the ball from his defensive tackle spot Unger racked up 50 tackles, 16 tackles for loss and four sacks. As impressive as his performance was as a defender, he projects as an offensive tackle or guard on the next level.
Though Unger plays on the big island of Hawaii, not known as a football hotbed like Oahu, he still has garnered two offers from Pac10 schools Oregon and Oregon State.
Unger went on a whirlwind this summer visiting both, Oregon and Oregon State, plus he camped at Colorado and visited the campuses of Wisconsin, Boston College, and Brown.
After Unger visited with Oregon, he was a done deal. In an earlier interview with Duane 'Roz' Rossiter of Ducks Sports Authority, Unger’s father Keith Unger said, "We told him, 'you have this great offer from Oregon and you like them, so why wait?' and we discussed it and it always came back to Oregon," Keith Unger said. "'You want them and they want you.'"
The Ducks get a player who is a hard worker who worked himself into a D-I prospect. He worked on his speed this summer with speed guru Tim Powers. Powers cut his teeth in Texas before moving to Hawaii.
Unger is not bad in the weight room. His bench is 275 and his squat is 525.
Nice get for the Ducks.