Freeman ready to officially become a Duck.

Oregon verbal commit running back Royce Freeman

Imperial (Calif.) running back Royce Freeman recaps his Oregon in-home visit and what's ahead for him before arriving in Eugene.

Royce Freeman is ready to officially become an Oregon Duck. The Imperial (Calif.) running back is the lone five-star verbal commit for Oregon and the program's second at running back in as many years, along with current freshman Thomas Tyner.

Suffice to say, his arrival should be a sign that the Ducks running game has a bright future ahead.

On Tuesday, Freeman hosted head coach Mark Helfrich and running backs coach Gary Campbell for an in-home visit. Already solidly committed, the visit was more about getting the final details smoothed out before he sends in his letter of intent.

"(We talked about) what's going to happen when I go in there in the summer and how that's going to work," Freeman said. "Things like living arrangements, and what they expect out of me, and how it's going to go along as I get into actually practicing and everybody starts preparing for the season."

Freeman described the entire visit as "easy going". He expects to arrive in Eugene in June, with many of the other recruits, to start training and preparing for fall camp. The 6-foot, 227-pound running back is counting down the days to his arrival and said he can't wait to arrive. Until then, he's cherishing moments with friends and family before embarking on a new journey.

"Yeah, I'm excited," Freeman said. "I'm glad I get to enjoy the last part of high school and my senior year with my friends before I start a different chapter in my life."

Freeman isn't the only one excited. He and other verbal commits have been talking back and forth about the potential impact they could have for Oregon in the future.

"I talk to Arrion Springs and Morgan Mahalak and we're all just very excited," Freeman said. "I mean, to get up there and have a chance to work and be an Oregon Duck, it's what we all wished for."

In regards to Springs, who is still taking visits, Freeman gave his take on the four-star cornerback's status with National Signing Day approaching.

"As far as I know he's pretty solid," Freeman said.

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