Oregon picked up its third commitment in a week on Monday evening as local prep star Henry Mondeaux made a verbal commitment via Twitter:
The news is welcome to Ducks fans looking to turn the page on a difficult weekend. Mondeaux is a consensus three-star recruit according to recruiting services. While a couple of other in-state players have garnered more acclaim on recruiting websites, the important thing to know is that Mondeaux was Oregon's top in-state target as he earned an offer from the Ducks very early in the recruiting process. A standout at Jesuit High School, Mondeaux is 6'4, 255 lbs and projects as a defensive end/outside linebacker at Oregon, though he also plays tight end in high school.
Along with teammate Joey Alfieri (who is headed to Stanford), Mondeaux was on of two Oregonian's selected to participate in Nike's The Opening in Beaverton over the summer, a prestigious training camp that features many of the best high school players in the country. His Crusaders team currently sits at 10-2 and will play Canby on Saturday at JELD WEN Field during the 6A state semifinals.
"I met a lot of great people and created relationships with coaches that genuinely care about what's best for me... The final decision was tough turning down some great options, but in the end you have to choose what's right for your future."
In addition to Oregon, Mondeaux also had offers from Arizona State, Washington, Nebraska, and California, among others. He is Oregon's fourth commitment along the defensive line.