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QB raves about Oregon

Morgan Mahalak recently returned from his trip to Oregon and the Ducks have emerged as a serious contender in his recruitment.
The Kentfield (Calif.) Marin Catholic quarterback who backed up Cal signee Jared Goff last season said the visit was completely outstanding and that if Oregon offers it could be difficult to beat.
According to conversations with the Oregon coaching staff, Mahalak could be closing in on an offer from the Ducks.
"It was probably one of the best visits I've taken so far," Mahalak said. "It was a blast. Just the love they showed me and to be able to sit down with everything and see how they do things there it's pretty spectacular. That was just an awesome two days I got to spend with them.
"Coach (Scott) Frost is going to come in the second week of May and he said we should be able to get it done right then and there. That will probably be it. (An offer) would definitely be huge."
Oregon wasn't the only recent trip for Mahalak, who has offers from Duke, Idaho, NC State, Oregon State and South Alabama so far.
His visit was to Corvallis to once again check out that program, see what the Beavers had to offer him and get a better sense of everything involved.
Oregon State recently landed a commitment from Snoqualmie (Wash.) Mount Si quarterback Nick Mitchell but for Mahalak that is not really a concern at all and will not influence him when he considers the Beavers.
"I've been there twice prior to that visit and just talked to the coaches, sat through the meetings and then watched practice and that was pretty much it," Mahalak said. "It was good to get back up there and see what those guys are doing.
"It was great. They definitely want me there and I know they got a commitment the other day but I think they're going to take two so I'm not too worried about that. It was nice to be up there and get to enjoy yourself instead of like really try to impress them to get an offer. They're already at that stage so it was cool.
"I feel completely confident in myself so I feel wherever I go there will be competition and I can beat out anybody if I compete with the best of my ability."