October 30, 2007

Cody takes his official

Rivals.com four-star recruit Nick Cody of Brush Prairie (Wash.) Hockinson made a verbal commitment to the Oregon Ducks during the summer before his senior year and has not wavered one bit on his decision. Cody has been a fixture at Autzen Stadium this fall. Duck Sports Authority talked with the 6-foot-5, 289-pounder after he took his official visit to Eugene this past weekend.

"It was just amazing," he said. "Overall it was just one of the best experiences I've had in my life. It was just a great weekend. I got to meet a lot of new people and see an awesome game."

Cody visited with his mother, and the timing of the visit had special significance to both of them.

"My mom went with me. We went because it was the one year anniversary of my dad's death," he told us. "We lost him one year ago yesterday (Oct. 28). I decided that I had to take my official visit eventually and there couldn't be a better game or a better week to get my mind off of things. It was really special for us."

Initially Cody's mother was a bit cool on Oregon, but he said that she's coming around now.

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