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Oregon picks up four-star commit

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CHINO HILLS, Calif. - Ifo Ekpre-Olomu considered taking other official visits but he knew for some time that Oregon was the right place for him so Friday he called the Ducks' coaching staff and committed.
There was no reason to prolong his recruitment any further.
"I knew Oregon was the place I wanted to be," Ekpre-Olomu said after Chino Hills defeated Corona, 70-42, Friday night.
"Ever since I was a sophomore I've always loved that school. I was going to take other trips but I already knew in my heart that I wanted to go there. You feel relieved. Now you don't have to worry about the schools and coaches calling you every day."
Ekpre-Olomu, a 5-foot-10, 180-pound four-star prospect, also had offers from Arizona State, Cal, Idaho, San Diego State, Stanford, Utah and Washington State but the Ducks were the heavy favorite for a long time and his official visit in mid-September only solidified things.
"The weight room and the facilities, nothing can come close to it," Ekpre-Olomu said. "Everything there is great and the facilities are great but there are other things there that are great about it like the academic center. Now that's going to help me, too."
Rivals.com rates Ekpre-Olomu No. 14 at cornerback, No. 157 nationally and No. 19 in the California state rankings. He probably projects as a safety in the Pac-10 - and that's where he plays for Chino Hills - and he's a difference-maker on offense as well.
Ekpre-Olomu scored on touchdown runs of 53, 7 and 6 all from a Wildcat formation in Friday night's playoff shootout.
He also returned a kick 100 yards for his fourth and final score. On defense, he finished with at least 11 tackles and was fantastic in run support, coming up to the line multiple times and delivering devastating hits.
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