Eric Dungy confirms commitment to Oregon



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Mon. February 1, 2010 | Keith Niebuhr

Moments ago, Plant DB Eric Dungy, a key player during the Panthers’ 2009 state championship run, confirmed in a text message to the Times that he committed to Oregon today.

The 6-foot-2, 180-pound standout also considered Florida State, South Florida, Louisville, New Mexico and Central Florida during the recruiting process.

The Twitter page for Ducks Sports Authority, Oregon's Rivals.com site, first reported that Dungy committed Monday afternoon. Moments later, Dungy’s Rivals.com page said he is a solid verbal to the Ducks.

Dungy, the son of former Bucs and Colts coach Tony Dungy and a member of back-to-back state championship teams at Plant, just returned from an official visit to Oregon this past weekend, where he and his father watched the Oregon-USC men’s basketball team.

“The trip was fun,” Dungy told the Times on Sunday night.

As a senior, Dungy recorded a team-high five interceptions, to go along with 61 tackles. As a WR, he caught 24 passes for 340 yard and two touchdowns.

Former Nebraska QB Scott Frost, now an Oregon assistant, was Dungy’s primary recruiter

--KEITH NIEBUHR (kniebuhr@sptimes.com)

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