April 29, 2009

2011 star reports on Eugene visit

The West Coast class of 2011 will boast many fine athletes, but few in the northwest are getting the attention of Gig Harbor (WA) tight end Austin Seferian-Jenkins. When Duck Sports Authority spoke with the Washington prep star a few weeks ago, he was planning to visit Eugene for the spring game on May 2. Instead, he made the drive south the week before.

"I went down to Eugene to the Oregon campus on April 25th," reported Seferian-Jenkins. "I went with my mom and sister. We met Coach Greatwood when we got there. We then went up to the Autzen Stadium press box. Coach Kelly, Coach Osborne, and a lot of other guys were up there. Josh Gibson was there. He was cool. We then visited the Moshofsky Center."

His overall impression of the athletic complex was positive.

"I am excited about the Oregon facilities," Seferian-Jenkins said. "They are first class, no doubt about it. It blew me away when I saw what they had. The facilities, how they are kept up, and what they have, will be a factor when I decide where I will go to school."

The version of the spread run by Chip Kelly shows many looks to defenses. He slips in and out of multiple tight end sets during game play and even used a two tight end set as the opening base formation in a game last season. The sophomore noted his opportunities in such an offense. "Oregon plays with two tight ends, and I was told if I do my part, I would have a chance to play."

Following his trip to Eugene, Seferian-Jenkins was very enthusiastic about the Ducks.

"I really like Oregon right now," he said. "I love the coaches. I love Oregon. It is a great school. I am really pumped up, and plan on going there for more visits, and to go to a few games."

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