With the 2018 class just about wrapped up, the Oregon Ducks have next year’s class to keep them busy. The 2019 class already features both a commitment and a decommitment. With so much time left to build next year’s class, every offer matters. So we’re here to look at who Oregon has offered over the last week.
Happy Valentine’s Day Ty! Hope you like this one. Humbled and ecstatic to say I have received an offer from The University of Oregon! #GoDucks 🦆 pic.twitter.com/F0Sx58Vrpl
— Big Bo (@ryan_hilinski) February 15, 2018
Hilinski is a four-star quarterback out of Orange County, California. He’s a top 10 pro-style quarterback on 247sports, and is in the top 250 nationally. He announced that Oregon had extended an offer to him via his Twitter on Wednesday. Currently, predictions have Ryan either committing to Oregon or Ole Miss.
In the tweet, he also shouted out his older brother, the late Washington State quarterback, Tyler Hilinski. The tragedy that his family is experiencing is giving him nationwide support. Ryan wants to use his influence as a football player to promote suicide awareness and predictions. Given what he has gone through, it’s doubtful there will be a single person rooting against him next year.
Honored to be receiving an offer from my 2nd Dream School The University of Oregon #GoDucks 🐥@CoachJsalavea@IkaikaJohnson pic.twitter.com/LAlyKERSDK
— Thee Drake Jackson (@The99Athlete) February 14, 2018
Oregon’s offer on the defensive side of the ball went to Drake Jackson. Oregon gave him his sixth offer. The Ducks already seem to be in good standing with Jackson, as he declared Oregon to be one of his dream schools when he announced his offer.
The three-star defensive-end ranks just outside the top 25 at his position. Despite Jackson already being quite fond of Oregon, it will be an uphill battle to get him to come to Eugene. One of his other dream schools is USC, who has mutual interest in him. If recent history is any indication, Oregon would have a tough time getting a commitment from a guy also being targeted by the Trojans.
The highest rated player Oregon offered this week went to wide-receiver Elijah Higgins. The four-star recruit is the number 36 receiver in the country, and the number 26 player from the state of Texas. Higgins has been racking up offers to start the 2019 recruiting process, already with 29.
Oregon will be looking to beef up its receiver class for next season. The team already lost the commitment of Arjei Henderson, who is a top 50 player nationally. Higgins wouldn’t be the saving grace of a receiving class, but he would be a great place to start. Oregon isn’t currently a major player for him, but there’s a long time for the team to sway his decision.