A few days after Oregon’s last commitment, the Ducks score their second of the week. Bishop Mora Salesian (CA) 4* CB Deommodore Lenoir committed to the Ducks last night. Lenoir was recently on campus for an unofficial visit with two of his friends, 4* ATH Rahyme Johnson and 3* ATH Nick Pickett. Neither of his friends have offers, but both have been recruited by the Ducks. It was a high probability he was going to commit on the visit. Lenoir chose the Ducks over schools such as: Nebraska, UCLA, Alabama, and USC.
S/o GURU, Proverbs 22:1 pic.twitter.com/U9mOd98XmV— CLAMP CLAMPINGTON (@Deommo_Lenoir) June 24, 2016
Lenoir is the number eight cornerback in the 2017 class and is listed as the 12th best recruit in the fertile state of California. The Opening Finals invitee is also the 85th best recruit in the entire country. His commitment puts him atop of Oregon’s 2017 recruiting class. He moves Oregon’s class up from number nine to number four in the Pac-12 and nationally Oregon is now ranked number 44 in the country. Lenoir is a huge commit for the Ducks.
At first glance, Lenoir has great height standing at 5-11. He can matchup well against bigger receivers because of his height and also his length. His length also helps him at the line of scrimmage by rerouting receivers and playing press coverage. His long arms can push, pull, and tug on receivers so they can’t get too far ahead of him (of course this is done within the 5 yard allowance) and he can clamp down on separation.
Lenoir is an athlete. He has played every single skill position (wide receiver, running back, cornerback, and safety) for his high school team. He has experience playing all over the field, which is quite valuable. He can use his ball skills from playing WR to help him pick-off opposing quarterbacks, his vision from playing running back to instinctively read the quarterbacks eyes and make plays, his experience from mostly playing cornerback to come in as a seasoned vet, and his zone coverage skills from playing safety to trap quarterbacks into throwing ill-advised passes.
As Oregon fans know, speed kills. Lenoir is rarely beat on deep balls or fades because of how quickly and fluidly he can move his hips. He can always recover well if he does get beat and break up the pass with his natural ball skills.
There isn’t anything bad to be said about Oregon’s latest commitment. He has everything you want in a defensive back and can help Oregon out once he steps on the Eugene campus. Check out Lenoir’s highlights courtesy of Hudl: