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The Oregon Ducks are the first to meet their deadness levels as the dead period has remained for the season

The Oregon Ducks are the first to meet their deadness levels as the dead period has remained for the season

All college football has been stuck in a month-long dead period - no in-person contact with recruits - since mid-December, but January 14 marks the first day of the contact.

And the Oregon Ducks coach staff spent no time making a statement to one of their key objectives.

Tosh Lupoi, Oregon's defensive coordinator and linebacker coach, and cornerback coach and passing game coordinator Demetrice Martin were all all staying at the home of at midnight.

The meeting must have been successful.

Florence tweeted that the coaches were still in his home by 2:26 a.m.

It was a great home visit with people who truly showed me that I am a top priority tonight, at my door at 12:00 am sharp and had some great discussions.

The 6-foot-2, 180-pound cornerback from Lincoln High School (San Diego, California) is.

In September, he re-opened his job as an Oregon player, indicating that the Ducks would remain a contender.

Florence has now reduced his ranking to a top five of Florida, Miami (Fla.), Oklahoma, Oregon, and USC, but has canceled all trips for the month of January.

Nemec's analysis

Oregon is back in good shape for Florence.

The cancellation of his January trips is a sign of great success, as the California defensive back is already familiar with Eugene, but had not actually traveled to see some of the other members of his top five.

The Ducks seem to be the frontrunner once more.

A very early Friday morning visit made a statement to Florence, and that may bring good news to Dan Lanning's program in the near future.

A commitment from Florence would make him the No. 2 prospect in Oregon's recruiting class in 2022, putting him in charge only.

Andrew Nemec | anemec@oregonian.com |

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