Oregonian / OregonLive’s Andrew Nemec takes a numbers-based look at the 2021 Oregon Ducks football recruiting class
22 – Oregon Recruiting Class Committed Scholarship Prospects Entering Early Signing Period
3 – Oregon nationwide class ranking on Rivals, the highest in program history
6 – The classification of the class on 247Sports, which is also a best program
3 – For years in a row, the Ducks could finish with the Pac-12’s No. 1 recruiting class. At the start of the signing period, Oregon is third nationally while USC is second in the conference at No. 11. The gap may be too big for the Trojans to be overcome. , although they are considered a serious contender for the five-star defense. lineman Korey Foreman.
0 – Times Oregon had the # 1 Pac-12 Conference recruiting class before Mario Cristobal became head coach
0 – Number of official visits Oregon has been able to accommodate with a 2021 outlook. The NCAA ended all in-person contact between coaches and prospective student-athletes in March due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The ban was announced after the Oregon Junior Day event, which saw the Ducks secure a number of top prospects on campus ahead of the shutdown. These tours, however, were unofficial (athletes pay for their own travel, hotel, and meals).
2 – Five Star Prospects in the Oregon category – quarterback Ty Thompson (No. 9 overall nationally) and offensive tackle Kingsley Suamataia (No. 23 nationally overall).
Thompson and Suamataia are Oregon’s first five-star signatories to their respective positions.
16 – Bluechip outlook in the Oregon class. Bluechip prospects are four or five star recruits. The number is a program record.
To put that in perspective, Tennessee is close to signing the nation’s No.13 class and has eight four-star commitments and no five-star commitments.
Nebraska’s 19-man class is ranked 19th nationally with two four-star pledges.
There are “haves” and “have-nots” in college football and the gap is widening. With this class, Oregon is on the right side of this equation.
18 – The total COMBINED number of bluechip prospects for Pac-12 Conference schools not named “Oregon” and “USC” – Washington (6), Utah (4), Arizona State (3), California (2), Colorado ( 1), Stanford (1), Washington State (1), Oregon State (0), UCLA (0) and Arizona (0).
34, 47 – Oregon notched the West Region’s two best offensive tackles – Suamataia and All-American Bowl selection Bram Walden (Arizona). Both players are among the top nine attacking tackles nationally.
The next best offensive tackle commits in the entire Pac-12 Conference? Thomas Cole of UCLA (# 34 nationally) and Mason Murphy of USC (# 47 nationally).
Cristobal wants to create a considerable talent gap in the Oregon trenches, and he does so on the offensive end of the ball in the 2021 class.
6 – Oregon landed the # 1 player of six different states:
Oregon linebacker – Lebanon Keith Brown (All-American Bowl selection); Arizona – Mesquite quarterback Ty Thompson (All-American Bowl selection); Nevada – Liberty tight end Moliki Matavao (All-American Bowl selection); Colorado – Terrance Ferguson, tight end of heritage; New York – Eastern versatile fullback Seven McGee; Utah – Orem Kingsley Suamataia offensive tackle (All-American Bowl selection)
11 – In Oregon’s 22 commitments, 11 states are represented – Oregon, Arizona, California, Texas, North Carolina, Utah, Maryland, Colorado, New York, Mississippi and Nevada
242 – Scholarship offers given by Oregon to 2021 prospects, according to 247Sports
Scholarships offered by position: professional style quarterback – 8; Double Threat Quarterback – 6; Versatile running backs – 5; Running backs – 4; Wide receivers – 38; Tight ends – 16; Offensive tackles – 19; Offensive guards – 14; Centers – 2; Defensive ends – 32; Defensive tackles – 13; Inside linebackers – 8; Outside linebackers – 18; Corner half – 30; Security – 21; Athletes – 8
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