While all of these systems are designed to educate and inspire Oregon players, they also affect potential recruits.
A recruiting center within the building offers a comfortable place for coaches to talk to potential players and their families. A separate visitors’ lounge has its own TVs and gaming consoles, and a video conferencing room. These rooms also come with a Cisco C40 codec, Crestron control and Crown PZM ceiling microphones, which allow coaches to confer with scouts in the field.
The Cisco-based video conferencing system makes it easy to connect to up to four sites at once at full high definition (1080p). With this feature, participants can include game clips or computer files in any video-based conversation.
“At the end of the day, if a student wants to come here because of the building, he’s missed the point,” says Day. “We do use it as a showcase to demonstrate how well we take care of our players. Those who decide to join our program will find the best of the best in everything we do, including the building where they will spend most of their time in athletics.”