Oregon has been talking to Alex Kozan for a few months and offensive line coach Steve Greatwood recently stopped by Castle Rock (Colo.) Valor Christian to check on the 6-foot-4, 295-pound offensive tackle.
Soon after Greatwood's visit, Kozan received another big offer and he said the Ducks will definitely be strongly considered as his recruitment continues.
"They've been calling me and a couple months ago they said they liked my film," Kozan said.
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"They said coach Greatwood would be out to see me and he came last week. He told my coach to give him a call and I called him and he said I had an offer from Oregon and they really want me to come out there and be a great player for them.
"I'm very interested. Winning plays a big factor but beyond that you can't really look at how good a program is today, you have to think about their future. Coach (Chip) Kelly is right at the forefront of changes in the game and he knows how to take advantage of it."
Oregon is a big-time offer for Kozan, rated No. 226 in the 2012 class by Rivals.com. It's so intriguing that the Colorado prospect said he's seriously considering a trip to Eugene to check out the campus before making a decision.
"They have the No. 1 sports management program in the country so on the business end that plays a factor," Kozan said.
"It is a pretty good school and one I'm going to be taking a very hard look at. I think I'm going to try to get up there and see it."
Arizona, Arizona State, Arkansas, Colorado, Iowa, Kansas, Kansas State, LSU, Oklahoma State and many others have already offered Kozan, who said he plans to narrow down his extensive list to five by July or August, take some more visits and then make his commitment.
More offers could be coming in soon. He said Auburn, Tennessee and Michigan have all recently picked up interest. USC is stopping by Valor Christian on Tuesday and Kozan said he'd like to hear more from Stanford.