Class of 2016 three-star safety Troy Dye, out of Norco Senior High School in Norco, California, near Riverside, has committed to the Oregon Ducks.
Dye made the announcement on his personal Twitter page.
Of great size for his position at 6-foot-3, 211 pounds, Dye had also received offers from Michigan, Wisconsin, Oregon State and UNLV, among others. He will now head to a program that, despite being known for having a strong offense that led the nation in total offense last year, is starting to gain a reputation for being able to hold its own on defense.
The Ducks tied for second in the country with Marshall in total defense last year and have seen top players like Arik Armstrong and Kiko Alonso move on to the NFL. Beginning in the 2016 season, Dye will look to join that group.
Oregon finished No. 2 in the nation last season before falling to No. 4 Ohio State in the College Football Playoff championship game last season.
The team opens 2015 at home on September 5 against the Big Sky Conference’s Eastern Washington Eagles.
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