As Oregon head coach Mario Cristobal settles into his new job and his staff works to solidify the 2018 recruiting class, news continues to roll in about possible Ducks.
Arjei Henderson, a 5-star wide receiver from Richmond, Texas, had committed to Oregon on July 29 before de-committing on Nov. 12.
On Saturday morning, Henderson tweeted his list of six finalists and the Ducks were not included.
Until Signing Day… pic.twitter.com/dNBHT8hJ4t
— Hendi™ (@king_hendi) December 9, 2017
Cristobal and his staff are in the process of preparing for a bowl game and trying to lock in players who had been recruited heavily by former coach Willie Taggart.
While the Ducks have rebounded with Friday’s hiring of Mario Cristobal as head coach, it’s yet to be seen how many of those recruits decide to again commit to the program of which Cristobal has been a part for the last year. Oregon’s 2018 class remains the best in the Pac-12, but has slid to the bottom edge of the top 10.
The Ducks will use the rest of the fall to bring in some of their final targets for official visits and try to recoup some losses sustained in the last week, with the hope of putting the finishing touches on an already strong group of high school seniors.
Some good news? 4-star quarterback Tyler Shough remains firmly in the fold and attended the team’s bowl practice Saturday morning.
— Erik Skopil (@Erik_Skopil) December 9, 2017
Where Oregon’s class ranks
Oregon’s 2018 class has 20 commits and is currently ranked No. 9 in the country and No. 1 in the Pac-12, according to 247Sports composite rankings. The Ducks have an average commit ranking of 89.45, which ranks second in the conference.
Latest Oregon recruiting headlines
In case you missed anything, here are the headlines from the last week:
- 4-star WR/TE Michael Ezeike de-commits from Oregon, reopens recruitment
- 4-star WR Miles Battle becomes fourth Oregon recruit to de-commit following Willie Taggart’s departure
- High-profile Oregon recruits de-commit after Willie Taggart leaves for Florida State
Offers by the numbers
Reported offers: 252
5-star offers: 13
4-star offers: 133
In-state offers: 9
California offers: 44
Texas offers: 30
Florida offers: 64
S Steve Stephens, 4-star, Edison (Fresno, Calif.)
WR Warren Thompson, 4-star, Armwood (Seffner, Fla.)
S Jevon Holland, 4-star, Bishop O’Dowd (Oakland)
OLB Adrian Jackson, 4-star, Mullen (Denver)
DE Malcolm Lamar, 4-star, Armwood (Seffner, Fla.)
QB Tyler Shough, 4-star, Hamilton (Chandler, Ariz.)
G Steven Jones, 4-star, Chaparral (Temecula, Calif.)
RB Jamal Elliott, 4-star, Hillside (Durham, N.C.)
T Dawson Jaramillo, 4-star, Lake Oswego Senior (Lake Oswego, Ore.)
LB Eli’jah Winston, 3-star, Central Catholic (Portland, Ore.)
CB Verone McKinley III, 3-star, Hebron (Carrollton, Texas)
TE Spencer Webb, 3-star, Christian Brothers (Sacramento, Calif.)
ATH MJ Cunningham, 3-star, Madison (Portland, Ore.)
OLB Andrew Johnson, 3-star, Tift County (Tifton, Ga)
DE Jonathan King, 3-star, Tampa Bay Tech (Tampa, Fla.)
T Christopher Randazzo, 3-star, Don Luca (Chino, Calif.)
T Justin Johnson, 3-star, Neumann Goretti (Philadelphia)
ATH Teagan Quitoriano, 3-star, Sprague (Salem, Ore.)
DT Mohamed Diallo, 3-star, Arizona Western College (Yuma, Ariz.)
RB Travis Dye, 3-star, Norco (Norco, Calif.)
Top uncommitted targets
WR Devon Williams, 5-star, Antelope Valley (Lancaster, Calif.)
ATH Talanoa Hufanga, 4-star, Crescent Valley (Corvallis, Ore.)
ILB Soloman Tuliaupupu, 4-star, Mater Dei (Santa Ana, Calif.)
DE Tyreke Smith, 4-star, Cleveland Heights (Cleveland)
WR Jaylen Waddle, 4-star, Episcopal, (Belaire, Texas)
Here’s a breakdown of the number of commits by position with DieHards’s projection of how many will be signed:
- QB: 1/1 (Shough)
- RB: 1/1 (Elliott)
- TE: 1/2 (Webb)
- WR: 1/2 (Thompson)
- OL: 4/4 (Jones, Randazzo, Jaramillo, Johnson)
- DL: 3/3 (Lamar, King, Diallo)
- ILB: 0/0
- OLB: 3/3 (Jackson, Johnson, Winston)
- CB: 1/2 (McKinley)
- S: 2/2 (Stephens, Holland)
Here’s a breakdown of the number of commits by state:
- Oregon: 4 (Jaramillo, Cunningham, Quitoriano, Winston)
- California: 6 (Stephens, Holland, Jones, Webb, Randazzo, Dye)
- Florida: 3 (Thompson, Lamar, King)
- Texas: 1 (McKinley III)
- Colorado: 1 (Jackson)
- Georgia: 1 (A. Johnson)
- North Carolina: 1 (Elliott)
- Pennsylvania: 1 (J. Johnson)
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