Per his personal Twitter account, Oregon defensive back has submitted his name into the transfer portal
Hailassie was a three star cornerback recruit from Cosumnes HS in California. He played both ways in high school as a receiver and cornerback in the 2018 class.
Oregon has him listed for participating in three games this season, preserving his redshirt after playing in all 13 games last season as a true freshman. In case that some folks aren’t aware of the new changes to the redshirt rule enacted last season, the rule states that players have RS eligibility after partaking in four games.
This was an event that was on the horizon after Hailassie wasn’t listed on the depth chart that was released last Monday by the Ducks’ social media team.
For his Ducks career, he has recorded three tackles to date in largely a reserve role for the team. He was moved to safety from corner due to a rash of injuries during the spring.
Hailassie going into the portal isn’t the end of his Ducks career, just as a measure to help him evaluate his worth on the open market just like the NBA draft process where a player can pull out of the process at any time before a certain date.
Any player that enters portal can pull out of it but it is the coaching staff’s discretion to consider whether or not his or her scholarship is forfeit or reinstated.
If this is the end for Hailassie’s time in Eugene, we at ATQ certainly wish him well in his next steps. Once a Duck, Always a Duck.