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Oregon still in hunt for Pryor

EUGENE — For Oregon, it was more about who didn't commit on national signing day than who did.

Terrelle Pryor, the quarterback from Western Pennsylvania who is considered the nation's top prep recruit, decided Wednesday to delay his decision. The Ducks, apparently, are still in the running.

Pryor, the only QB in Pennsylvania history to rush for 4,000 yards and throw for 4,000 in his career, had narrowed his options to Ohio State, Michigan and Penn State. He appeared to be leaning toward the Buckeyes.

Oregon was in the original mix, but Pryor said Monday the Ducks were out. Now that Pryor has reopened his recruiting, he plans to visit Eugene.

"Oregon is still in it," Pryor said. "They're definitely in the picture and I'll be flying out to Oregon to check it out."

Oregon coach Mike Bellotti declined to comment.

"All I can say is we're still recruiting Terrelle Pryor."

The Ducks did get commitments from two quarterbacks — 6-foot-2, 230-pound Chris Harper, who played for Northwest High School in Wichita, Kan., and 6-foot-3, 195-pound Darron Thomas of Aldine High School in Houston.

Thomas is already enrolled in school.

"When I saw him on film, I thought he looked like Dennis Dixon," Bellotti said.

Oregon received letters of intent from 11 offensive players, eight defensive players and a long snapper. Bellotti said he expected one more commitment on Thursday.

On offense, the Ducks' recruiting class included 5-foot-9, 185-pound running back LaMichael James from Liberty-Eylau High School in Texas, and 6-foot-2, 230-pound running back LeGarrette Blount from East Mississippi Junior College.

Blount was also recruited by Florida State.

Wide receivers included 6-foot-1, 190-pound Blake Cantu from Carroll High School in Texas, and 6-foot-1, 208-pound Garrett Embry from Roswell High School in Georgia.

Tight ends included 6-foot-6, 215-pound Dion Jordan who played for Chandler High School in Arizona, 6-foot-4, 228-pound Mychal Rivera from Birmingham Senior High School in Van Nuys, Calif.

Zach Taylor, a 6-foot-4, 223-pound tight end from Blinn College in Texas, will be worked in as a long snapper.

On the offensive line, the Ducks got commitments 6-foot-6, 290-pound Nick Cody from OL Hockinson High School in Brush Prairie, Wash., and 6-foot-3, 288-pound center Hamani Stevens from Hemet High School in California.

On defense, Oregon landed 6-foot-2, 228-pound linebacker Kiko Alonso from Los Gatos (Calif.) High School, 6-foot-3, 210-pound linebacker Josh Kaddu from Vacaville (Calif.) High School, and 6-foot, 215-pound linebacker Dewitt Stuckey from Lincoln High School in Stockton, Calif.

Cornerbacks include 5-foot-11, 170-pound Kenjon Barner from Notre Dame High School in Riverside, Calif., and 5-foot-11, 180-pound Scott Grady from Tigard High School. John Boyett, a 6-foot, 197-pound safety from Napa (Calif.) High School, was an early commitment to Oregon.

Defensive tackles included 6-foot-5, 285-pound Blake Ferras from Community College of San Francisco, and 6-foot-5, 290-pound Justin Thompson from El Camino College in Torrance, Calif., who was also recruited by LSU.