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National Signing Day 2016: 4-star WR Dillon Mitchell signs with Oregon

Tennessee Gatorade State Football Player of the Year officially signs with the Ducks

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Last week Oregon landed the top wide receiver out of Tennessee, beating out Alabama, Florida State, Ole Miss, Oklahoma, Auburn and Tennessee for the four-star recruit. Dillon Mitchell, a 6'1, 195-pound receiver out of White Station High School in Memphis was also recently named the Tennessee Gatorade State Football Player of the Year, and has already enrolled in classes in Eugene as of three weeks ago.

The official decision came about a month after Mark Helfrich made his third stop in Memphis to visit Mitchell, the highest rated wide receiver so far in Oregon's 2016 recruiting class. Mitchell originally committed to the Ducks in November of 2014, but multiple programs, most notably Alabama, continued to track and visit him and sway his commitment.

Mitchell was also named to the USA Today All-USA Second Team Offense after a senior season where he gained 1,155 receiving yards and 18 touchdowns, as well as 652 rushing yards and 12 rushing touchdowns. Mitchell runs a 40 in the range of 4.40-4.60, to go along with a 37-inch vertical.