Oregon Football Notes: Ducks Recruiting

TAKING IT TO ANOTHER LEVEL
Head coach MARIO CRISTOBAL has made recruiting a cornerstone of the Oregon program since being named head coach in December of 2017.

OVERALL
» Only Pac-12 program to have a top two class in the league each of the last four years, according to 247Sports composite.
» No. 1 recruiting class in the Pac-12 Conference each of the last three years.
» Over the last four classes, the Ducks signed the No. 1 ranked player in nine different states (17 total players).
» The Ducks have signed the top-rated players from Utah and Oregon three of the last four years, while signing the top
player from Arizona, California and Colorado in two of Mario Cristobal’s four years at the helm of the program.
» The total of 45 ESPN300 signees over the last four years is seven more than the program signed between 2006 and 2017.
» The Ducks have signed 36 players from California in the last four classes.

2021 CLASS
» The 2021 class ranked No. 3 in the country by Rivals, No. 6 by 247Sports and No. 8 by ESPN, with the first two the best in program history.
» The class rated as the top class in the Pac-12 Conference, for the third consecutive year.
» The class included seven players from six different states ranked as the No. 1 recruit from their home state (Ty Thompson and Bram Walden both were named the top player from Arizona).
» The 23-member class included players from 13 different states with six from California, four from Arizona, two from Utah and Maryland, and one each from Colorado, Hawaii, Nebraska, North Carolina, Nevada, New York, Oregon, Tennessee and Texas.
» The 16 ESPN300 recruits in the class were the most in program history, five more than the previous best of 11 in 2018.

2020 CLASS
» The 2020 class ranked No. 9 according to Rivals, while finishing 11th in the 247Sports ratings and 13th in ESPN’s.
» The class rated as the top class in the Pac-12 Conference for the second consecutive season.
» The class included five players ranked in the top five at their position, including the No. 1 (Justin Flowe) and No. 2 (Noah Sewell) inside linebackers.
» The 20-player class included players from 13 different states including the top-ranked players from California (Flowe),
Missouri (Dontae Manning) and Utah (Sewell).
» The class include two quarterbacks both ranked in the top 12 at their position with Jay Butterfield ranking fifth among prostyle quarterbacks and Robby Ashford ranking 12th among dual-threat QBs.
» Seven of the 20 recruits came from California, while two were from Hawaii and one each from Alabama, Arizona, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Maryland, Mississippi, Nevada, North Carolina, Utah and Washington.
» Class included four of the top 25 recruits from California.
» Eight of recruits were ranked in the ESPN300, including three of the top 27.

2019 CLASS
» The 2019 class finished No. 6 in the country by ESPN and No. 7 by both 247Sports and Rivals, all the best in program history at the time.
» The class rated as the top class in the Pac-12 Conference, the first time ever that Oregon claimed the top spot in the Pac-12.
» In addition to signing Kayvon Thibodeaux, the top-ranked player in the 2019 class by ESPN, Oregon signed Malaesala
Aumavae-Laulu, the top-ranked JC player by JCGridiron.com the same year.
» Signed 12 players from the state of California.
» Signed the top defensive end (Kayvon Thibodeaux), cornerback (Mykael Wright), inside linebacker (Mase Funa), offensive lineman (Jonah Tauanu’u) and all-purpose back (Sean Dollars) in California.
» Signed six of the top 21 players in California, according to 247Sports.

2018 CLASS
» His 2018 class ranked 13th by both 247Sports and Rivals despite Cristobal becoming the head coach just weeks before the initial signing period.
» The 11 ESPN300 signees by coach Cristobal were the most amongst new head coaches.
» One of five teams (Georgia, Ohio State, Penn State & Texas) with three offensive linemen in the ESPN300.
» Added the top player in four different states.
» Signed 11 players from the state of California.

Recruiting Class Rankings Under Cristobal
Year 247Sports ESPN Rivals
2021 6th 8th 3rd
2020 11th 13th 9th
2019 7th 6th 7th
2018 13th 17th 13th

RECRUIT BREAKDOWN

STATE’S TOP RANKED RECRUITS (CRISTOBAL ERA)


Arizona
• Tyler Shough – 2018 (Rivals, 247Sports)
• Ty Thompson – 2021 (ESPN, Rivals, 247 Composite)
• Bram Walden – 2021 (247Sports)


California
• Kayvon Thibodeaux – 2019 (Consensus)
• Justin Flowe — 2020 (ESPN, 247 Composite)


Colorado
• Adrian Jackson – 2018 (ESPN, Rivals, 247 Composite)
• Terrance Ferguson – 2021 (Rivals)


Missouri
• Dontae Manning – 2020 (ESPN, 247Sports)


New York
• Seven McGee – 2021 (ESPN, Rivals, 247 Composite)


Nevada
• Moliki Matavao – 2021 (Rivals, 247Sports, 247 Composite)


Oregon
• Dawson Jaramillo – 2018 (ESPN)
• Patrick Herbert – 2019 (247Sports)
• Keith Brown – 2021 (Consensus)


Tennessee
• Lance Wilhoite – 2019 (ESPN)


Utah
• Penei Sewell – 2018 (Consensus)
• Noah Sewell – 2020 (Consensus)
• Kingsley Suamataia – 2021 (Rivals, 247Sports, 247 Composite)


RECRUITS DRAFTED (CRISTOBAL ERA)
2018 CLASS
• Penei Sewell – 2021 Draft (Detroit Lions: RD 1, Pick 7)
• Jevon Holland – 2021 Draft (Miami Dolphins: RD 2, Pick 36)

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