The Oregon Ducks dismantled the Arizona Wildcats 49-0 at Autzen Stadium on Saturday, impressing many across the country including a pair of potential recruits in attendance. Twins Tyree Anderson and Tyrell Anderdson made their official visit to Eugene and saw everything they needed to see, announcing their commitment to play for Oregon next year.
The San Diego seniors have conducted their recruitment as a package deal and will come to Oregon as two-sport recruits, playing both football and basketball. Tyrell will play outside linebacker or safety on the field and a small forward on the court. His brother Tyree will likely be a wide receiver in Chip Kelly’s offense while playing shooting guard in basketball.
The brothers said that Oregon was always their preferred choice, and that this visit merely confirmed that it was the right place for them to be. “Me and my brother favored Oregon before going up there,” Tyrell told Brandon Oliver of ESPN. “We just had to to see it firsthand before we committed.”
The twins enjoyed the atmosphere of their experience, getting caught up in the energy of Autzen Stadium during Saturday’s win. After spending time with the players and getting the sense of camaraderie that permeates the program, the pair were comfortable deciding to add their talents to the Ducks’ roster next season.
One of the biggest selling points, however, may have been tight end Colt Lyerla’s breakout performance in the backfield. The versatility of the athletic pair combined with the Ducks’ tendency to move players all over the field helped the Robinson brothers feel even better about their decision.
“That’s what they told us, that we could play about 20 different spots,” Tyrell said. “We’re going to play all over, and that gives us the best opportunity to succeed…I got a sense of how they use their guys, because they put their tight end in at running back, and he had a great game. It’s just a great fit for us.”
The twins’ decision to officially commit to Oregon is good news for the Ducks’ program, who is always looking to add versatile talents like the Robinson brothers. It’s not so good news for the other programs pursuing them, like the Washington Huskies.
The brothers were scheduled to take an official visit to Seattle in two weeks when the Huskies host the USC Trojans, but Tyrell confirmed that their recruiting trips are over. “We’re done with recruiting now,” he said, confirming how great the brothers felt getting to officially commit to Oregon. “It’s all Oregon from now on.”
Chip Kelly and company will be happy to hear that.