February 6, 2007

Padilla ready to sign

Duck Sports Authority has been chasing Oregon kicker commitment Daniel Padilla for quite some time now after his mid-December verbal pledge to the Ducks. The 6-foot-1, 200-pounder has proven difficult to track down, however we've finally caught up to him to get his thoughts on why he chose Oregon and what he expects for his freshman year.

Padilla told us why he chose Oregon.

"I love the coaching staff and I think coach (Mike) Bellotti and coach Radcliffe are really nice guys," he said. "I like the city and the facilities are great. I just felt comfortable there. I could see myself living there the next four years. I think it's an awesome city."

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