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Huge Recruiting Weekend For Oregon in Football and Basketball

Oregon is hosting multiple recruits in both sports this weekend as the football team prepares to take on Cal.

Jesuit senior Henry Mondeaux.
Jesuit senior Henry Mondeaux.
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Duck Territory is reporting that there will be multiple football and basketball recruits visiting Eugene this weekend as the Ducks take on the Cal Bears in football. While September has been a very slow month in recruiting, October could be very busy as more and more players experience Oregon's unparalleled athletic facilities.

Football Recruits

Tony James RB: James is a player we profiled in June as one of Oregon's top targets at running back. A native of Florida, he is a 4-star recruit according to the 247composite rankings. He is a speedy, change-of-pace back that figures to be the perfect compliment to 5-star bruiser and Oregon commit, Royce Freeman. In addition to Oregon James has offers from Ohio State, Florida, and Auburn, among many others.

Henry Mondeaux DE/TE: Mondeaux is an Oregon native who plays for Jesuit high school in Portland. The Ducks have offered him at DE, though he is being recruited at TE by other schools. Justin Hopkins reports that Washington is currently the biggest competition for Mondeaux.

Michiah Quick WR: Quick is a 4-star receiver from California and a top-50 overall recruit according to the 247composite rankings. It appears Oregon has been non-commital towards Quick, though he does hold an Oregon offer. USC, Notre Dame, and Oklahoma appear to be the biggest competition for his commitment.

Randall Cunningham Jr. QB: Cunningham will be in town this weekend but not attending the Cal game. He is a 3-star dual-threat QB from Nevada who is also being recruited as high jumper by schools across the nation (he is the #1 prep high jumper in the country and could even compete in the 2016 Olympics). It is thought that Baylor is in the lead for Cunningham.

Basketball Recruits

Dana Altman will also be very busy this weekend as he will be hosting four recruits, including current Oregon commit, point guard Casey Benson. Joining Benson will be 4-star small forward Joe Burton from Houston, Texas; 3-star power forward Ray Kasongo from Canada, who currently plays for prep powerhouse Oak Hill Academy in New York; and Dwayne Benjamin, a 6'6 forward who played for Mt Jacinto Community College last season.

Oregon will be very competitive for all three recruits. With only two front court players set to return after next season, forward is a very important position in this class.

Ray Kasongo is a 6'9 player who recently had a dominant performance in a game against Jahlil Okafor and Cliff Alexandar, two of the highest rated front court players in the country. He is a 3-star player but figures to rise in the rankings as he plays his senior season for one of the top prep basketball programs in the country.

Joe Burton is a top-100 recruit nationally who recently narrowed his list to Oregon, Oklahoma State, and Oklahoma. He plans to make a decision after his visit this weekend. It is thought that Oklahoma State is firmly in the lead but Oregon has a chance with any recruit that they can get on campus.

Finally, Dwayne Benjamin is a very athletic and high flying JUCO player who committed to UTEP out of high school in 2012 but then failed to qualify academically. He led Mt. Jacinto in scoring last season and is a highly sought after junior college player who can sit out next year and have three years of eligibility remaining, or play one more year of junior college and have two years of eligibility available immediately. You can check out his video below.