Another day passes and the Oregon Ducks continue to build upon the Califlock pipeline.
On Saturday, 2021 three-star defensive back Darren Barkins from mater Dei Catholic High School in Chula Vista, California has committed to the University of Oregon.
My whole life I've been waiting for this moment. With that being said I would like to announce that I will continuing my athletic and academic career at THE UNIVERSITY OF OREGON! - Darren Barkins
My whole life I've been waiting for this moment....100% COMMITTED !! 🦆💚 #GoDucks #TakeFlight21 #CaliFlock @TeamMakasi @coachjoynermd @Coach_Chance @coach_cristobal @AADucksDC @CoachHeyward pic.twitter.com/u7W2vPM6nL— darren barkins (@darrenjbarkins) May 30, 2020
The 6-foot-1, 170-pound corner held offers from other Pac-12 schools Arizona, Cal, Oregon State, UCLA, Washington and Washington State as well as Oklahoma, UNLV and Boise State among others before deciding on Mario Cristobal and flocking north to Eugene, Oregon.
Barkins is the second DB to commit to Oregon in the past 24 hours. The Ducks landed JUCO transfer Jadarrius Perkins from Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College on Friday.
Here's what the Oregon corners room could look like in 2021: Mykael Wright, Trikweze Bridges, DJ James, Verone McKinley III, JJ Greenfield, Dontae Manning, Bennett Williams and Barkins.
Today Darren Barkins MDCHS Class of 2021 announced his college decision after receiving 17 college offers. We are so happy for him and his family. Go #crusadernation💙💛 ! Congrats! #universityoforegonfootball pic.twitter.com/iAdF78QDYK— Mater Dei Crusaders (@mdcrusaders) May 30, 2020
First-year Oregon cornerbacks coach Rod Chance seems to be doing okay on the recruiting trail so far for the Ducks.
Be sure to check out the latest Talkin' Ducks Podcast with host Jordan Kent and special guest Oregon Strength & Conditioning Coach Aaron Feld.
Oregon Football lands commitment from 3-star corner Darren Barkins originally appeared on NBC Sports Northwest