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Ducks score a big-time commit

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The Ducks got their man at quarterback.
Houston-area four-star quarterback/athlete Darron Thomas committed to Oregon coach Mike Bellotti this morning in Aldine coach Bob Jones' office.
"He just met with coach Bellotti and committed face to face," Jones said. "I'm excited for him and I think he made a good choice. He's an Oregon Duck."
The 6-foot-4 quarterback originally committed to LSU before the season. He officially visited LSU this fall, but felt the Tigers were getting full at the quarterback position. Oregon entered the picture and he visited the Northwest school three weekends ago. He visited Florida last weekend and concluded that Oregon was the place for him.
"After visiting Florida, the coaches were very up front about their quarterback position, and he thought he would have a better opportunity at Oregon," Jones said.
"He'll have the best chance to play there because they have two quarterbacks graduating and one injured. He's going to have to compete, but he will get a look from the beginning."
Thomas graduates in a matter of weeks and will be enrolled for the spring semester, giving him a leg up on the other incoming freshmen.
"Oregon also runs an offense that we ran here," Jones said. "He should pick it up pretty quickly."
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