Let’s take a look at the three Oregon Ducks commits that feature most prominently at this summer’s The Opening.
Steve Stephens, four-star Edison defensive back. More about Stevens from OregonLive:
"Plain and simple, Stephens is a playmaker who trusts his eyes and then goes after the ball," Rivals recruiting analyst Adam Gorney said. "He's not a big, physical safety who's going to hit anybody like a locomotive, but he's going to step in front of passes and he has the athleticism to go up and compete for 50/50 balls. Playing corner would not be out of the question, but his probable long-term position is at safety, where he can roam the field, use his speed and senses and then go get the ball. He's committed to Oregon."
Jamal Elliott, four-star Hillside running back. More from Bleacher Report:
The scouting report also says he can make defenders miss in space and praises his pass-catching skills. The receiving aspect of his game enables Elliott to stay on the field for all three downs, and his vision allows his offense to remain steady and ahead of the chains.
He is also capable of game-breaking plays in the open field, which will force opposing defenses to bring additional help into the box and open up the passing attack.
Jevon Holland, four-star Bishop O’Dowd defensive back. Learn more about Holland from Greg Biggins at Scout.
Holland is a natural safety who combines great range and field awareness, high level ball skills and instincts. He can cover a ton of ground and always seems to be around the football. He runs well, plays with toughness and is a playmaker in the return game as well. He has big play potential on either side of the ball but might project highest in the secondary. -- Biggins