Eugene, OR – When the casual college football fan thinks about the Oregon Ducks, plenty of great things come to mind, for instance – lightning-fast playmakers, action-packed games and some might even think about their ultramodern football stadium along with the collection of futuristic uniforms to match, both paid for by Nike founder, Phil Knight.
With all that being said, their program is still lacking one essential ingredient – and it’s defense. It’s no secret the Ducks have been struggling the last few seasons and in a sport where defense wins championships, it’s high time Oregon makes D their top priority. And as luck would have it the Ducks seem to be headed in the right direction by earning a verbal commitment from top-ranked cornerback, Isaiah Bolden.
What makes the Florida native so unique is he isn’t just figuratively a big deal, he’s also physically a big dude – especially for a defensive back. Standing 6’3”, Bolden towers over most of the receivers he lines up against and has enough spring in his step to keep pace with some of the fastest players in the game.
Needless to say, Oregon has a long way to go before they start thinking about winning a national championship, but their fans are going to be a flock of lucky ducks if their program continues to attract top-shelf defenders like Mr. Bolden.
Hometown: Zephyrhills, FL
School: Wesley Chapel
Weight: 187 lbs
Position Rank: 18th
State Rank: 39th
Q: What made you choose Oregon over all of your other offers?
A: “My relationship with coach T and coach Clark coach Woodie coach Levitt to this day I talk to them every other day.”
Q: What do you plan on majoring in next year?
A: “Sports marketing/broadcast journalism”
Q: Who’s your biggest influence when it comes to football?
A: “My dad”
Q: Who are the best players you’ve ever played against?
A: “I went up with a lot of people but Joey Gatewood my old teammate Brain Hightower Jordan miner there more can’t think of any right now.”