The Oregon Football coaching staff took full advantage of the BYE week before their contest against the California Golden Bears last week, hitting the recruiting trail for the 2022 cycle of prospects. One in particular the Ducks have been eyeing is Defensive End DeSean Brown out of Choctaw High School in Oklahoma.
The 6-foot-4, 240-pound Brown plays a position the Ducks will need to fill for the 2022 recruiting cycle as current star edge-rusher Kayvon Thibodeaux is expected to forgo his final season at Oregon and declare for the NFL Draft this spring. Thibodeaux is essentially a lock for a Top 10 draft pick and could potentially go number one overall.
Oregon Special Teams and Tight Ends coach Bobby Williams attended Choctaw’s game against Bixby, and shortly after Brown received his official offer.
Defensive Line coach Joe Salave’a has built a solid relationship with Brown, and Brown said the two connected over the hardships they faced in their upbringings. That will be important since Oregon is far from the only one looking to secure Brown’s services. Oklahoma State and Missouri have been in frequent contact with Brown, and they hold the geographical advantage of being closer to home.
However, Brown has yet to make an official visit to Oregon, something that could play to the Ducks’ advantage at this stage of the recruitment. A good number of past prospects have been sealed after their campus visit, as Oregon’s athletic facilities are among the nation’s best.
Brown, who intends to sign early but not enroll early, has said that he wants to make sure he visits Eugene before ending his recruitment. A good visit coupled with the already established relationships the coaching staff have made with Brown could put Oregon squarely in the driver’s seat as his commitment draws nearer.