What Oregon coach Mario Cristobal said about Ducks’ early signees

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After weeks’ worth of chaos and mayhem on the recruiting trail, with a coaching change and a bowl game thrown in for good measure, Oregon can now sit back and take stock of the new players it has signed for 2018.

New coach Mario Cristobal is quite happy with the Ducks’ haul, which features 13 prospects who signed Wednesday on the first day of the new early signing period. Another 7 remain committed but didn’t sign, and all told Oregon’s 2018 class is rated No. 13 in the nation and second-best in the Pac-12 by 247Sports.

One of the most notable signees is 4-star quarterback Tyler Shough, the top-rated player from Arizona and the No. 5 pro-style passer in the 2018 class.

Cristobal, a former offensive lineman who has specialized in coaching that area during his career, is quite pleased with the 3 signees he’ll be adding in that area.

In addition to the unsigned commits, Oregon will continue to pursue uncommitted prospects in hopes of further beefing up the 2018 class by the time the February signing period rolls around.

Just as impressive as the players Oregon is adding are the coaches that will be around to mold them. Cristobal considers being able to hold on to defensive coordinator Jim Leavitt, offensive coordinator Marcus Arroyo and associate head coach Joe Salave’a just as important as any signee the Ducks got on Wednesday.

Cristobal has only been in his new job for a little while, part of a whirlwind few weeks that saw Willie Taggart leave for Florida State and the Ducks prepare for (and then lose) the Las Vegas Bowl to Boise State. Now comes the chance to finally relax.

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