Now that we’re deep in the offseason, it seems a perfect time to review a few of Oregon’s 2019 recruits.
And there’s no better place to start than Patrick Herbert. The four star tight end from Eugene has received a lot of attention from Duck fans for a plethora of reasons: he’s a kid from Track Town, he’s a talented pass-catcher with promising size (6’5, 225 pounds), and most intriguing of all, his brother happens to be star quarterback Justin Herbert.
Much like Justin, Patrick Herbert has flown under the radar as far as national recruiting is concerned. He currently sits at No. 14 in 247’s tight end ranking and is the 2nd best player out of Oregon’s 2019 class.
He will potentially join these commits, to name a few.
- Josh Delgado, 4* WR
- Malesala Aumavae-Laulu, OL (No. 1 JUCO Transfer)
- Sua’ava Poti, 3* DE
- Jaron Waters 3* WR
- Isaac Townsend, 3* DE
- MyKael Wright, 4* CB
- Sean Dollars, 4* APB
- Jeremiah Criddell, 4* CB
- Lance Wilhoite, 4* WR
Herbert’s offer list is short but impressive: Oregon, California, Florida, Nebraska, Penn State, and national powerhouse Oregon State. It’s possible that Herbert receives more offers before signing day, but he’s the Ducks’ most likely commit (knock on wood) considering his connection to the city, the school, and our quarterback. Would Patrick’s commitment be enough to convince Justin to stick around for his senior year? Only time will tell.
From the archives: Justin Herbert to Patrick Herbert from Sheldon's 2015 season.— Hayden Herrera (@haydenherrera) May 15, 2018
.@PC_Hiefield caught up with @pherbert14 this afternoon to talk Patrick's commitment to Oregon. pic.twitter.com/29q2CXeuU4
(Above is a ridiculously small sample size of what a Herbert to Herbert connection would look like, brought to you by a dude named Hayden Herrera, a sports anchor at KMTR.)
Oregon, California, Florida, Nebraska, Oregon State, Penn State
And we’ll end on Herbert’s Hudl in which he looks pretty damn impressive.