Eugene – needing to fill multiple holes at receiver, Oregon’s load got a little lighter Monday as Wake Forrest graduate transfer Tabari Hines committed to Oregon over USC and Texas.
The 5’11” 175lb receiver tallied 683 yards and seven touchdowns on 53 receptions last year for the Demon Deacons, and 433 of those yards, along with 35 of the receptions and 6 of the touchdowns, occurred in the final five games of the season. Obviously, Hines arrives in the emerald valley on a hot streak.
His career totals at Wake Forrest total 1,496 yards and 13 touchdowns.
As mentioned, Oregon had needed to compile a good receiving corps to compliment Junior quarterback Justin Herbert, who enters 2018 as potentially the Pac-12’s best QB. Only six healthy scholarship wide receivers were available for last week’s spring game. Darrian McNeal and Alex Ofodile decided to transfer elsewhere this offseason, and only three wide receivers who compiled over 100 yards in 2017 will return for the Ducks this fall; Junior Dillon Mitchell, Sophomore Johnny Johnson III, and Junior Brenden Schooler.