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Jonah Tauanu’u, 2019 4* Offensive Lineman, Commits to Ducks

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Another lineman for Cristobal!

Oklahoma St v Oregon Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images

When news broke that Mario Cristobal would become the next head coach of Oregon, there were some that 6denounced the hire, claiming that it was a shortsighted way to appease the current roster and salvage the 2018 recruiting class.

Though we still don’t know how Cristobal’s Duck legacy will develop, it has already become clear that the former National Recruiter of the Year is living up to his reputation- and the commitment of four-star offensive lineman Jonah Tauanu’u inches the new coach towards the best recruiting class in Oregon history.

At 6-foot-5, 317-pounds, Tauanu’u matches the height of Cristobal’s future offensive lineman, but will also be expected to throw on some mass- and yes, I realize how insane that notion sounds, that a 317-pounder needs to gain weight.

Recruiting Rankings

Tauanu’u is Oregon’s 20th commitment of 2019; his commitment retains the Ducks No. 4 ranking in 247’s ‘19 recruiting rankings. The young offensive tackle is the 11th ranked out of California, the 11th best OT, and the 60th ranked recruit in the country.

Oregon trails only Alabama, Georgia, and Texas A&M on the recruiting trail. The Ducks are well ahead of the rest of the PAC, and No. 24 USC is the only other team currently in the top 25 for 2019 . Washington at 32, Stanford at 33, Colorado at 37, and Cal at 42 are the remaining teams currently in the top 50.

OFFER LIST

Arizona, Auburn, Boston College, Colorado, Florida, Louisville, LSU, Michigan, Nebraska, Oklahoma, Ole Miss, Oregon State, Purdue, Tennessee, USC, Utah, Washington, Washington State,

2018 HIGHLIGHTS

Current List of 2019 Commits

(20 in total)

Josh Delgado 4* WR

MyKael Wright 4* CB

Sean Dollars 4* APB

Jeremiah Criddell 4* CB

Lance Wilhoite 4* WR

Patrick Herbert 4* TE

Trikweze Bridges 4* WR

Mycah Pittman 4* WR

Ge’Mon Eaford 4* OLB

Mase Funa 4* OLB

Jonah Tauanu’u 4* OL

Keyon Ware-Hudson 4* DT

Jayvaun Wilson 3* ATH

Cale Millen 3* QB

Sua’ava Poti, 3* DE

Jaron Waters 3* WR

Isaac Townsend 3* DE

Joey Capra 3* C

Malesala Aumavae-Laulu, OL (No. 1 JUCO Transfer)

Elijah Blade, CB (No. 1 JUCO CB Transfer)

GO DUCKS AND GO JONAH TAUANU’U