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The Oregon Ducks had a massive recruiting weekend

The Ducks landed six commits this weekend.

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The Oregon Ducks held their spring game this past Saturday and it resulted in the green and yellow landing six 2018 commits.

The massive recruiting weekend got started for the Ducks when elite in-state 4-star offensive lineman, Dawson Jaramillo announced his commitment to the Ducks.

Following Jaramillo, 4-star outside linebacker and the No. 1 prospect from the state of Colorado, Adrian Jackson announced he is “110 percent committed” to Oregon. After Jackson made his commitment known, 3-star tight end Spencer Webb announced he will be becoming a Duck as well.

However, the biggest recruit Oregon landed was cornerback Isaiah Bolden, who was formerly committed to Florida State.

Bolden is huge for the position (he stands 6-foot-3) and can use his size to his advantage. His length allows him to smoother receivers and make plays in the air. Even though Florida State has been producing defensive backs left and right as of late, Bolden will be more valued and probably play earlier at Oregon.

After a big Saturday, Oregon followed it up landing two 4-star recruits on Sunday. The Ducks landed the No. 11 running back according to 247Sports, Jamal Elliott and Under Armour All-American selection, safety Steven Stephens.

Stephens—who saw his stock skyrocket earlier this year, after he was named the Most Valuable Player of the Under Armour All-American Camp Series stop in Mission Viejo, California—is probably the biggest recruit head coach Willie Taggart landed this weekend. He reads plays well, makes consistently good judgments on when to break on the ball and has the necessary recovery speed to avoid getting beat over the top. Stephens is already well on his way to becoming an impact player at the next level, thanks to his skill set.

Landing these six players have built a solid foundation to Taggart’s first true recruiting class at Oregon,as the Ducks now have seven total commits in the class of 2018. He and his staff have landed several prospects who can develop into impact players at the collegiate level. Expect Oregon to land more and more highly ranked 3-to-4-star recruits in the next several months.


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