Oregon had a massive week of offers, extending scholarships to 2019 prospects all across the rankings. We break down the marquee offers, including some long shots to players who are already committed to other programs.
Oregon made an offer to wide-receiver Colby Bowman this week. The three-star Stanford commit announced his offer on Twitter Thursday afternoon. Bowman has solid size at 6-foot-3, 190 pounds. Obviously, with him being already committed to the Cardinal, it’s unlikely for Oregon to get him to flip. However, the California-native is keeping his options open, even if it seems he’s made his decision early.
Oregon offered one of the top players in the state of Ohio in Cade Stover. This was initially reported on Wednesday by Bill Kurelic of 247Sports. Stover is a top-100 player in the country, and the number two Ohio prospect.
Unsurprisingly, the current front-runner to land Stover is Ohio State. The Buckeyes have little difficulty landing players from anywhere around the country, let alone their own state. It’s likely that Stover will end up in a Buckeyes jersey, but it never hurts for Oregon to offer a top-five outside-linebacker.
Another early commitment who Oregon extended an offer to is Chase Lane. The Houston-native has been committed to Texas A&M since June 2017. While it seems as though Oregon may not make an incredible effort to flip a three-star receiver, Lane fits the Oregon mantra.
He may lack in size at 6-foot and 185 pounds, but he makes up for it in speed. The Ducks’ trademark has been speed for years now, and someone like Lane would perhaps be able to bring that back.
Oregon offered another 2019 quarterback on Tuesday in Max Duggan, a top-10 dual-threat quarterback. The Ducks have seemed to be leaning more towards pro-style quarterbacks over the last couple years, but the team achieved its most success with dual-threats. It’s unknown whether Oregon’s quarterback of the future is already on the roster, but the team always has to keep its options open.
The final player offered this week who Oregon is trying to flip is Ohio State commit Doug Nester. He’s another top-100 recruit who is also in the top-10 among offensive-tackles. Nester is still accepting offers, but he’s already unofficially visited the Buckeyes several times. The Ducks can try all they want, but it seems he is heavily committed to the Ohio State program.
Oregon was aiming big this week when it offered Darnell Wright. He is currently the number one offensive-tackle in the country, and number nine overall prospect. He would obviously be an immediate boost to the Oregon offensive-line. It’s not likely that the West Virginia native would travel across the country to play for the Ducks, though. It’s just one of those moments that the Ducks decided to shoot their shot. Here’s to hoping that this shot is a make.