It came down to a battle between Oregon and Colorado for Beverly Hills (Calif.) athlete Spencer Paysinger but in the end, the SoCal standout decided to stay closer to home and will play in the Pac 10 next season.
Paysinger, 6-3, 200 pounds is a talented two way player who will get a look on both sides of the ball for the Ducks.
"Oregon likes me for safety but will also give me a chance to play some receiver," Paysinger said. "I love offense so I just want a chance to see what I can do but I'm fine with defense as well. This was a really tough decision and honestly, I haven't slept much the past two nights.
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"Last night I was up until around 2:00 in the morning just going back and forth. I visited Oregon two weeks ago and then Colorado this past weekend. When I came home from Colorado, I was leaning there and thought I was going to be a Buff but the more I thought about it, Oregon just felt like the better fit for a lot of reasons.
"For one, my cousin, Brian Paysinger is there and it was important to me to have some family around. Plus a lot of the coaches at Oregon have been family friends for a long time. The fact that Oregon is closer to home was also big. My family can come up and see me play all the time and plus Oregon will likely be playing one of the L.A schools, USC or UCLA, every year in Los Angeles so I wanted my family to be able to see me play as much as possible.
"Right now, I'm just really relieved this is over. It was very tough because Colorado was a great school and Coach Hawkins had been recruiting me at Boise State so I've known him for awhile. I probably could have played earlier at Colorado too but I had to follow my heart and my heart was at Oregon."