There has been many offers in the past two weeks since I last updated the ATQ community. If you missed the last recruiting roundup click here. So without further adu, let's dive right in.
Michael Young: We start off with wide receiver Michael Young, who is from Destrehan, LA. Currently, Young has only 10 offers (Arkansas, Texas A&M, and Arizona Sate are the more notable ones), but he is a recruit on the rise. He is not currently ranked by 247sports, so he is considered an under the radar recruit. I was lucky enough to catch up with Young and he told me, "I was excited and also relieved [when offered] because I've been talking to Coach Lubick for awhile and I was starting to wonder when he was going to offer or if he was going to offer." Look out for Young on campus during the Oregon spring football game on April 30th.
Osiris St. Brown: On the complete opposite side of the spectrum, Oregon offered California wide receiver Osiris St. Brown. He is a heavily recruited 4-star from Mater Dei High School as he has received offers from Stanford, Notre Dame, and Cal. He is also the #13 rated WR in the nation and the #12 recruit in California. St. Brown told me Lubick and him had been talking for awhile and Lubick finally offered. Also he talked about where Oregon could stack up saying, "Haven't decided yet, but I'm figuring it'll be one of my top schools...gonna visit in the spring." Oregon intrigues him because of the "how they run hurry up offense" since Mater Dei also runs that style of play.
Bo Melton: The next offer goes all the way to the east coast to the state of New Jersey. Bo Melton is a 3-star wide receiver who attends Cedar Creek High School. Melton is the 6th best recruit in New Jersey, which warrants offers from Ohio State, Michigan, and Rutgers. Rutgers and Michigan being the top two schools according to 247sports.
Josh Talbott: Finally, Oregon offers someone who isn't a wide receiver. Talbott is a safety from Long Beach, CA and he attends powerhouse Long Beach Poly High School. The 3-star hasn't really made a splash in the recruiting world, but he does have some big offers from Texas A&M, UCLA, and Oklahoma. It seems to be a two team race between Texas A&M and UCLA, but hopefully Oregon can break into his top schools.
Ariel Ngata: We stay in California as the next recruit offered by Oregon is from Folsom and attends Folsom High School. Ngata is a 3-star OLB with some size so he could also switch to a DE if Oregon plays a multiple scheme defense. Oregon is the most prevalent offer for Ngata, but his other offers (to name a few) are from Oregon State, BYU, Colorado, and Colorado State.
C.J. Verdell: Earlier this year Verdell was offered by the Ducks, but just recently he told Andrew Nemec of the Oregonian about his top schools. Verdell said Oregon was his top school. He has other offers from Utah, Oregon State, and Arizona.
Keith Taylor: Taylor is an interesting offer because he as already committed to his hometown college of Washington. The 4-star cornerback has been going around the camp circuit wearing his Husky gear and proudly being committed to UW. Taylor is a great defensive back as he is top 25 nationally at his position and top 25 in the loaded state of Washington this year.
Joshua Kaindoh: Oregon offered its first 5-star recruit of the week in Kaindoh. He attends football powerhouse IMG Academy in Bradenton, FL where he is the #1 weak-side defensive end in the nation. Kaindoh has 28 offers from all of the football blue bloods, so I would think he is a long shot for Oregon.
Baron Browning: The 2nd 5-star of the week is another defensive player in Baron Browning. Browning is from Texas so all of his top schools are Baylor, TCU, Texas, and Texas A&M. He also might be leaning towards Stanford. He is the 2nd best outside linebacker in the class and the 3rd best recruit in his state of Texas, where he plays for Kennedale High School. Browning has 39 offers from schools across the country. Oregon has recruited Texas well over the past few years, hopefully they can lure Browning too.
Aaron Banks: This offer is huge, literally. The 4-star El Cerrito (CA) product weighs about 305lbs. You might have already guessed it, so I'll confirm, he plays offensive tackle. Banks could provide Oregon the much needed girth on the offensive line if he chooses to come play in Eugene, but he also has offers from USC, Arizona, and Arizona State. Banks told me Oregon is "pretty high up", on his list, because they are a "strong program who competes at high level (consistently)...plus they have a great coaching staff." Look for the Big Aaron Banks sometime during the spring as he makes his visit.
Omar Manning: Reverting back to wide receivers, Oregon offered one from Lancaster, Texas. Manning is a 4-star product who holds the #21 spot for best wide receivers in the country and the #22 overall spot in Texas. Manning is a highly regarded recruit and his offers list shows that. TCU, Alabama, Notre Dame, Oklahoma, Texas are some of his top schools.
Hunter Rison: I wrote about Rison an article ago and now he is making headlines because he has made is first cut in the recruiting process. His top 15 featured Oregon at #4, but there is no order to his list. So he says.....
Jalen Reagor: Another Texas wide receiver obtains an Oregon offer. Reagor is a 4-star wideout who has other offers from Texas Tech, Alabama, Oklahoma and Arkansas. He is a top 50 recruit in Texas and also a top 50 wide receiver in the class. Reagor was once committed to Texas Tech, but after he was offered from Alabama and Oklahoma the same day, well you know what happened. His commitment is still up for grabs, so Oregon could swoop him out of SEC/BIG-12 territory.
DeeJay Dallas: Oregon offered Dallas yesterday and for more information click here. I caught up with Dallas and asked him if Oregon was in his top 15, "top 5" was all he said and that is all he needed to say. He wants to visit Oregon over the summer and he loves the location of Oregon and the campus.