Ducks Closing In?
Darrion Weems
National Recruiting Editor
Posted Jan 19, 2007
Allen Wallace, National Recruiting Director TheInsiders.com and SuperPrep.com


It's the battle of the northwest schools for offensive lineman, Darrion Weems. The Ducks and Huskies are the final two schools that the California offensive tackle says he's headed for. It seems, however, that Oregon is the team to beat.

Offensive lineman Darrion Weems (6-5, 265, 5.1), from Taft High School in Woodland Hills (Calif.), says he should be making a decision after his official visit to Oregon this weekend (Jan. 19).

"I'm gonna decide after I get back," said Weems, ranked No. 25 as an offensive tackle by Scout.com. "I'll talk everything over with my parents and we'll see what's the best fit for me. The most important thing for me is being able to compete and play early. I also want to win."

Weems has narrowed his choices down to two schools, Oregon and Washington, but he admits the Ducks have a slight edge. "I've been talking with them the longest .They've been with me since the beginning.

"I really like coach Steve Greatwood (Oregon offensive line coach)," Weems said. "I have a great relationship with him. I also like coach Mike Bellotti. He seems really laid back and easy to get a long with. Plus, he's been there for a long time and is a winner."

Weems was supposed to visit Florida on Jan 26, but they stopped recruiting him after they filled up their o-line spots. "They had another guy commit, so they backed off."

He already visited Washington on Jan 5. "I just loved everything overall," Weems said. "I got along with their coaches and players. Coach Ty Willingham is a great man. He just has this positive vibe and you trust him. The players are cool too. We got along really well and just enjoyed hanging out with each other.

"The city (Seattle) is really nice too," he said. "It actually kind of reminded me of California, except the scenery is nicer. Of course, the weather isn't as nice up there."

Weems reports a 2.7 core GPA and a 1250 SAT (new version).


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