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May 3, 2014
Oregon lands Yakima OL
The Oregon Ducks played their annual spring game on Saturday but their victories were not limited to the field. One of the recruits visiting for the game pulled the trigger to become the Ducks' fourth commit for the class of 2015.
Yakima (Wash.) West Valley offensive lineman Shane Lemieux found this visit to Eugene too much to resist.
"I was amazed after my first visit and this visit really made my feelings permanent," said Lemieux. "I love the coaching staff and I know they can help me get to the next level."
Lately the recruiting for Lemieux had been taking off with 15 BCS-level offers on the table, his latest this week from Michigan.
For the Ducks it was the coaches that put them over the top.
"I have a great relationship with the whole coaching staff," said Lemieux. "I think they are the best school for my family and that can get me to the next level.
"Coach Greatwood really made it clear that I will have a chance to put my name into the program early and compete for a national championship. I couldn't be happier."
Two more reasons the 6-foot-6, 280-pound athlete had for his choice?
"I'm glad I can stay near home and getting early playing time," said Lemieux.
The Ducks were thought to be one of the top two choices along with South Carolina when it came down to a final decision.
Oregon probably has one or two more recruits to add on the offensive line for their class of 2015 given the graduation of three from the unit after the season. Lemieux joins Zach Okun as commitments for Steve Greatwood's group up front for the Duck offense.