The Oregon Ducks just received the verbal commitment from one of the best offensive line prospects on the west coast. The Ducks were able to out duel many suitors, including seven schools from the Pac-10.
The Ducks landed offensive tackle Carson York (6-5, 270, 5.2) from Coeur d'Alene (Idaho) Lake City.
York chose the Ducks over offers from Arizona State, Cal, Oregon State, Stanford, Washington, Washington State and Idaho.
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"Oregon is where I wanted to go all along," York said. "Now it is my job to do my part to help Oregon have their greatest recruiting class ever."
"It really came down to Oregon and Stanford," York said. "I just never thought I would play anywhere else but Oregon."
The Ducks land a player in York who was a second-team all-league and second-team all-area performer as a junior. He was the only underclassman to be honored on either team.
In the weight room, York benches 325, squats 360, cleans 240 and benched 185-pounds, 22 times.
In an earlier interview with Lake City coach Van Troxel had the following to say about the future Oregon Duck.
"Carson could end up being the best player Lake City has ever had," Van Troxel said. "He will be a legitimate Pac-10 offensive lineman."
"Carson is still growing and gaining strength," Troxel said. "He could be 6-foot-6 and 280 by the start of the season."
"Carson is very young, he just turned 16 in June," Troxel said. "There is an excellent chance that he will get bigger."