This week has been busy for the Oregon football staff. They have given out so many offers, I honestly can't keep track. It seems like every 20 minutes Oregon has offered another recruit. That being said, welcome to the Weekend Recruiting Update, I'm your host Sean Levy, and here are today's top stories.
Recruits who were offered by Oregon this week:
Jacoby Stevens: The week started off with an offer to ATH Jacoby Stevens. Stevens is the 2nd ranked recruit in his state (Tennessee) and he is also the top ATH in the nation. The 5-star product is also ranked in the top 20 recruits nationally, and with all that national attention, the offers have flown in for him. Stevens has 28 offers and it hasn't even hit the summer yet. In an interview with 247sport's Justin Hopkins, Stevens told him, "I have a lot of interest in Oregon...I like how the program is on the rise..." ($)
Tylan Wallace: The 3nd offer of this week was to a talented player from South Hills High School (TX). Tylan Wallace is a 4-star wide receiver who will be at the Under All-American game next January. Wallace is the number 18 recruit in the state of Texas and nationally, he ranks as the number 20 receiver. An interesting tidbit about Wallace is that he actually has won a state championship in track as a triple jumper. Wallace has other offers from Oklahoma, SMU, and Notre Dame.
Blessed to say I have received my 14th offer from the University of Oregon pic.twitter.com/YXcH6lxrJR— Tylan (@OfficialTylan2) February 24, 2016
Hezekiah Jones: Just 40 minutes before Tylan Wallace announced he was offered by Oregon, Hezekiah Jones tweeted his own good news. Jones is another highly touted 4-star wide receiver from Texas. He attends Stafford High School in the town of Stafford. Jones is the 16th best recruit in the state of Texas and is nationally ranked as number 15 at his position. Much like Wallace, Jones is a track star. Last track season, he was nominated to the all-state track team where he runs the 200m, 400 relay, and the 800 relay. Jones is currently committed to Baylor and has been since June of 2015, hopefully this Oregon offer will change things.
Trey Blount: Oregon steps into SEC territory to offer another wide receiver (see a trend here?). Trey Blount plays football for the Pace Academy which is located in Powder Springs, GA. The 4-star recruit is ranked as one of the top receivers in Georgia and is ranked as the 41st recruit nationally. Blount is a tall receiver, but needs to pack on some weight, but he does have another whole year before college so he has time. Blount's top schools seem to be: Georgia, Alabama, Florida, and Miami.
Moses Robinson-Carr:Oregon offered a California product and tight-end late Tuesday night. Moses Robinson-Carr plays football for Antelope Valley in the city of Lancaster. Robinson-Carr has picked up his 6th offer and the 3-star has offers from other schools such as, Tennessee, Utah, and Colorado State. Although Robinson-Carr is listed as a tight-end, he also plays defensive end and defensive tackle in high school. He is an asset that Oregon could desperately use especially because of how versatile he is.
Greg Johnson and Joseph Lewis: On Wednesday, Oregon offered two teammates from Hawkins High School in Los Angeles, California. Greg Johnson is the 4th best athlete in the country and the 7th ranked recruit in California. He is a 4-star prospect who also has offers from USC, Arizona, UCLA, and Michigan. He could come in and play a Charles Nelson type role for the Ducks. His teammate, Joseph Lewis, is a 5-star wide receiver who also has offers from USC, Michigan, and Notre Dame. Lewis is marked as a top 5 wide receiver and as a top 3 talent in the state of California, which makes him incredibly sought after.
Latrell Bumphus: Tennessee was the landing place of this next offer. Latrell Bumphus is an under the radar recruit from Hardin County High School in Savannah, TN (but after Oregon's offer he will be getting more looks). He is a 3-star weak-side defensive end which makes him the 40th rated WDE. Bumphus has other offers from Tennessee, Illinois, and Louisville. He has said, the University of Tennessee are his leaders, but Oregon is an enticing offer.
Tre' McKitty: The 14th rated tight-end in the country, received an offer from the Ducks Wednesday afternoon. Tre' McKitty is enrolled at the ultimate football powerhouse, IMG Academy. He is looking at making a huge leap because 2016 TE Isaac Nuata has left for UGA. Mckitty has other offers from: Miami, Florida, Florida State, and West Virginia. The Ducks could use a pure tight-end because Oregon was only able to sign one in the 2016 class.
Matt Dotson:The last Wednesday offer went to the place where football was created, Ohio. Matt Dotson plays for the Ohio powerhouse Archbishop Moeller in Cincinnati. Dotson has received a 4-star ranking which puts him as a top 10 tight-end. In Ohio, he is the 15th best recruit. Since Dotson is from Ohio, it will be hard to pry from either John Harbaugh or Urban Meyer. The other school Oregon has to watch for are the Vols of Tennessee.
Truly blessed to have received an offer from the university of Oregon pic.twitter.com/verZxklazE— matt dotson (@Mattdotson21) February 25, 2016
CJ Verdell: The first Thursday offer headed south to southern California. The offer ended up going to CJ Verdell, who is from the California powerhouse high school Mater Dei. Verdell is a running back who ran for 2135 yards and 28 TDs, but that isn't all. He also had 18.5 yards per reception and added on 5 more TDs. Verdell is not currently ranked by any recruiting sites, but he has racked up six offers. The notable ones are from Washington State and Hawaii. Other than these offers he has been gaining interest from UCLA and Cal. Since Oregon has offered, watch for other Pac-12 schools do the same.
Tee Higgins: After Tee Higgins decommited from Tennessee, his recruiting absolutely blew up. Since February 4th, Higgins decommit date, he has obtained 6 new division one offers. The 5-star wide receiver is the second recruit from Tennessee Oregon has offered this week. Higgins is the highest ranked recruit in Tennessee and also the 3rd best wide receiver in the class. Oregon has had some recruits come from Tennessee, such as Ugo Amadi and Dillon Mitchell, so they hope that carries some weight with Higgins.
Addison Gumbs: Moving onto Friday. Addison Gumbs is the first and only recruit to be offered by Oregon. He is a weak-side defensive end from Hayward, CA where he attends Stellar Prep. Gumbs is a lower tier 4-star defensive end, but a 4-star nonetheless. Gumbs is another recruit whose recruiting has exploded. He has received 12 offers within the last month, the most notable are USC, Ole Miss, and UCLA. Gumbs could also come into Oregon and play linebacker because of his in-between size, it will be interesting how schools classify and recruit his talent.
For Weekend Recruiting Update, I'm Sean Levy, thank you for reading.