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Oregon’s recruiting class has made massive strides in recent weeks.
Just over a month ago, the class was 26th in the nation. Now, head coach Mario Cristobal’s team has a class ranked in the top 10.
Oregon is still in a great position to land elite prospects all over the board. We’ll start by breaking down the current commits, then work towards guys the Ducks could land.
Bram Walden – OT – 85 NTL*
Walden is part of Cristobal’s plan to convert Oregon into a trench war type program. Walden is very athletic and has amazing reaction speed. That reaction speed will be key in stopping the speed rushers of the Pac-12. Oregon has dominated the trail when it comes to the offensive line and looks to continue that trend.
Ty Thompson – QB – 92 NTL*
The next addition to the great line of Oregon quarterbacks? Thompson has all the make-up of the prototypical pocket passer. One of the main things Oregon hopes to see him improve is general mobility and footwork. Oregon is deep at quarterback and recruits that spot very well. Thompson will have an uphill battle to garner some actual playing time.
Keith Brown – ILB – 101 NTL*
Keith Brown is one of Oregon’s longest standing commits. The in-state prospect has fluctuated in the 247Sports Composite rankings, but remains an elite get. Currently, Brown sits as the No. 4 inside linebacker prospect and top player from Oregon. With the additions Oregon made last year at inside linebacker, Brown will add much-needed depth.
OTHER NOTABLE COMMITS:
Seven McGee (4-Star RB), Kyron Ware-Hudson (4-Star WR), Moliki Motavo (4-Star TE), Jonah Miller (4-Star OT), Jackson Light (3-Star C), Jadarrius Perkins (Unranked JUCO DB)
Targets and Confidence Levels
Oregon still has plenty of guys it could land this cycle. Below is the list of guys and our confidence level (1-10) that they end up as Ducks:
Korey Foreman – SDE – 7/10
Why so confident? – Oregon has always trended late for the elite California prospects. That’s been especially true in recent years with Kayvon Thibodeaux and Justin Flowe. Once visits open up, Foreman will go from a USC favorite to a Duck favorite. A source at USC thinks the Ducks have been unnoticed for all the wrong reasons in his recruitment. Expect to see him dawning the green and yellow come the 2021 season.
JT Tuimoloau – SDE – 3/10
Troy Franklin – WR – 10/10
Dont’e Thornton – WR – 9/10
Kingsley Suamataia – OT – 9.5/10
Nathaniel Wiggins – CB – 7/10
Xavier Worthy – WR – 9/10
Keanu Williams – SDE – 9/10
Bryce Foster – OG – 4/10
Brock Bowers – TE – 2.5/10
Why so low? – Bowers is a really good tight end. Oregon has pushed hard for him, but isn’t getting too loaded there this class. With the commitment of Moliki Motavo and Terrance Ferguson expected to follow here soon, Oregon just has too many tight ends. The Ducks will probably lose out on Bowers to the SEC.
JD Coffey – S – 1/10
Terrance Ferguson – TE – 10/10
Jaylin Davies – CB – 7.5/10
Josh Simmons – OG – 2/10
Ceyair Wright – CB – 7/10
Isaiah Brevard – WR – 5/10
Breakdown – Brevard is one of the more confusing recruits for Oregon. Georgia and Oregon are once again in a recruiting battle for another really good skill player. This time, it’s on the offensive side of the ball.
Jabez Tinae – WR – 4/10
* National player rankings, according to the 247Sports Composite rankings