The Oregon Ducks land their fourth defensive back of the 2018 recruiting class in the form of cornerback Verone McKinley III. McKinley is from Carolloton (Tx.) Hebron, and continues a strong streak of Oregon recruiting.
After a great conversation with Coach Taggart, I am Commited #GoDucks pic.twitter.com/dmRgtt8IVw— Verone McKinley III (@vmckinley3) July 29, 2017
McKinley is ranked as the 36th best cornerback, the 49th best prospect in the state of Texas and the 348th overall prospect by 247Sports Composite. McKinley is a three-star prospect (0.8875). McKinley held offers from Alabama, most of the Pac-12, Clemson, Florida, Georgia, Oklahoma, and most of the SEC.
Duck Territory: “This was McKinley's second visit in three months, and he quickly went to work on becoming a Duck the second time around. Now he explains why he committed to Oregon.”
Andrew Nemec, The Oregonian: "Coach Taggart is a real nice guy and he definitely has a vision," McKinley said. "It's definitely a family atmosphere up there with all of the coaches, the facilities are great and they have a plan academically to make sure all student-athletes are set up for success."