Oregon Ducks Recruitment: Who Will Join Next? 7 targets to watch
The Oregon Ducks 2021 recruiting class is a small, starred group.
But this talent collection seems to increase in the coming weeks.
Here is an overview of 7 prospects who could become the next new ducks:
4 * TE Moliki Matavao (Henderson, Nevada)
Ranked tight 4th in the country, Adidas Moliki Matavao’s All-American selection is expected to announce its decision on May 27.
Despite threats from Penn State, Washington and others, the 6 foot 6 inch 240 pound jumbo playmaker may have Oregon at the top of his list.
Matavao called the Ducks a “serious contender” after his March trip to Eugene and has not made another visit since.
Mario Cristobal’s program needs a tight end to the 2021 recruiting cycle, and Matavao could fill in this box before the end of the month.
4 * OL Jonah Miller (Tucson, Arizona)
Oregon already has commitments from the American center Under Armor Jackson Light and offensive forward Adidas All-American Bram Walden, which means that slot machines are at a premium.
After Walden’s hiring, pressure may be exerted on a number of highly rated bluechip offensive linemen to sign up for a place in the 2021 class.
Jonah Miller is a tackle 6 feet 8 inches and 275 pounds with a top six from Arizona State, Oregon, Penn State, Texas, USC and Washington, but the Ducks are considered the great favorites to get his services.
Miller’s engagement could come soon, as he is high on the Ducks and spots are scarce.
4 * OL Kingsley Suamataia (Orem, Utah)
All-American offensive tackle Adidas Kingsley Suamataia, Penei’s cousin and Noah Sewell, is a well-known rookie.
The 6’5-inch, 280-pound lineman is ranked 62nd in the world in the 247Sports composite ranking, which would make him the class leader (so far) if added to the fold.
Suamataia has offers from Alabama, Georgia, LSU, Michigan, Notre Dame, Ohio State, Oklahoma, Stanford, USC and many more , but it is widely regarded as a near-lock for Oregon.
If he decides that he doesn’t need to explore his options in the Big Ten or SEC, Suamataia’s engagement in Oregon could come sooner than later.
JC CB Jadarrius Perkins (Hattiesburg, Mississippi)
The defensive back of junior college Jadarrius Perkins is not yet evaluated by the recruiting services, but holds offers from more than 20 FBS programs, including Arkansas, Baylor, Louisville, Maryland, Mississippi State, the Missouri, Oklahoma and others.
Perkins recently toured Oregon and said he was both high on the Ducks and on the brink of making a decision.
If he decides to commit, Oregon has a good chance of keeping his promise.
4 * WR Troy Franklin (Menlo Park, California)
Troy Franklin barely misses the cut as a five-star prospect on 247Sports and Rivals, but could (and perhaps should) get it when the five-star threshold drops to 30, as is typical as day approaches of the signature.
The 6 foot 2 inch 170 pound receiver is ranked second in the 247Sports general classification.
Franklin has already announced a top six for Alabama, Arizona State, LSU, Oregon, USC and Washington, but the Ducks are widely regarded as the favorites.
If Franklin decides to commit quickly, rather than waiting for the NCAA timeout to end to test his other options, Oregon will likely be the landing point.
Even if he waits for fall / winter to make a decision, the Ducks are strongly in the mix.
4 * WR Dont’e Thornton (Baltimore, Maryland)
Oregon has a wide receiver position and is targeting some of the best in the country.
Maryland’s product, Dont’e Thornton, the nation’s best passer, was congratulated on her first trip to Eugene and the Ducks became a real competitor.
Getting a cross-country entry is never easy, but Oregon is in a position to be a top contender for the rest of Thornton’s recruiting.
4 * OLB Jonathan Flowe (Upland, California)
Oregon future second linebacker Justin Flowe’s younger brother, 247Sports linebacker Jonathan Flowe could join his brother in Eugene.
For months, it has been hypothesized that the Flowe brothers would like to play together in college, which would be a major development for the Ducks.
Jonathan has offers from Alabama, Auburn, Clemson, Florida, Florida, Georgia, LSU, Miami (Florida), Ohio, Oklahoma, Penn State, Tennessee, Texas, USC, Washington and others.
He gave no timetable for a decision, but a commitment would not come completely from nowhere.