FORT MYERS, Fla. — Fort Myers High School all-purpose back Darrian Felix has verbally committed to the University of Oregon, he announced via Twitter.
Ya Ma it's OREGON ‼️ #COMMITED#QUACK pic.twitter.com/tIhK2L3D5C
— FLE❌❌ (@Dhat_6) January 8, 2017
Felix, the No. 8 all-purpose back in the country according to Rivals.com, picked the Ducks over fellow finalists Clemson, Nebraska, North Carolina and Tennessee, according to The News-Press.
The decision can’t go in writing until National Signing Day on Feb. 1, but Felix’s affinity for Oregon has been well-known for a while. He visited the Eugene campus in October and spoke highly of the school when he was in Oregon over the summer for Nike’s The Opening showcase.
Felix rushed for 1,477 yards and 20 touchdowns this season for Fort Myers, which reached the regional finals.
Oregon recently named former University of South Florida head coach Willie Taggart to fill the coaching vacancy it created when it fired Mark Helfrich on Nov. 29. Oregon went 4-8 this past season, the school’s worst since 1991.