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Torres' Take: Recapping Recent Oregon Recruiting News

March 24, 2020
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Welcome back to the Take. I hope everyone is staying home, staying healthy and staying safe. 

These are crazy times, but we can all do our part by remaining at home whenever possible and practicing social distancing. Another big part of staying healthy is taking care of your mental well-being, which can be done by stepping away from the crazy news that swarms our phones. 

Here’s an opportunity to do just that. Let’s take a look at the latest in Oregon football recruiting and team news. 

Rayshaun Benny 

The 6-5, 275-pound junior offensive tackle from Oak Park (Mich.) recently included the Ducks in his top 14. Also making the cut: Arizona State, Arkansas, Auburn, Georgia, Iowa, Kentucky, LSU, Miami, Michigan, Michigan State, Ohio State, Penn State and Tennessee. 

The 247Sports Composite rates Benny as a 4-star (0.9462) and a top-150 prospect. He is the No. 20 offensive tackle in the country and the No. 6 prospect in Michigan. 

There are no crystal ball predictions at this time. 

Keanu Williams 

According to our Jonathan Charles, Williams feels the Oregon staff has made him a priority. He had planned to visit Oregon for the Spring Game, but that event has been cancelled. 

Once recruiting is back in full force, Williams plans trips to Oregon, California, Nebraska and Stanford. He likes the family atmosphere he feels from the Oregon staff and football program. 

Williams is a 4-star defensive lineman (0.9007 per the 247Sports Composite). He is ranked as the nation’s No. 18 strong-side defensive end and the No. 27 player in the state of California.  

Logan Sagapolu 

The 3-star center committed verbally as part of Oregon’s 2019 class, but he delayed admission so he could complete a two-year LDS mission. However, the remainder of his assignment in Hawaii has been cancelled due to the COVID-19 outbreak. 

Sagapolu is expected to return home to Utah for three months and then be on campus in the summer -- depending on athletics/university closures in the meantime. It’s now possible he could contribute in some way to the team this year. 

Justin Herbert 

The first round of NFL free agency is in the books, and we saw a lot of crazy personnel moves. 

My San Francisco 49ers decided to trade former Duck standout DeForest Buckner to the Indianapolis Colts in exchange for a first-round pick. The Colts also signed longtime Chargers QB Philip Rivers, and that’s where Justin Herbert enters the picture. 

According to Bleacher Report’s Krisopher Knox, the Los Angeles Chargers are now viewed as one of the best fits for Oregon’s Justin Herbert. I agree with this view. 

The Chargers have a solid running back in Austin Ekeler, great wide receivers in Keenan Allen and Mike Williams, and a decent defense headlined by Joey Bosa. They also have Tyrod Taylor, who could help Herbert develop. 

The two quarterbacks have vastly different playing styles, with Taylor being very mobile and more of a scrambler. But it’s always a bonus if you have a veteran to guide a rookie as he adjusts to the NFL. 

The NFL Draft is still scheduled for April 23-25, so we should have our answer soon enough. 

New Offers from the Ducks 

2021 

Louis Hansen, 6-4.5, 222 pounds, 4-star tight end (0.9296, 247Sports Composite) 

St. Sebastian’s High, Needham (Mass.)  

No. 13 TE, No. 4 player in Massachusetts 

Offers of note: Florida, Georgia, LSU, Michigan, Penn State 

Junior Highlights 

Deion Colzie, 6-4, 193 pounds, 4-star wide receiver (0.9771) 

Athens Academy, Athens (Ga.) 

No. 3 WR, No. 5 player in Georgia 

U.S. Army All-American Commit 

Offers of note: Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Notre Dame, Ole Miss 

247Sports Crystal Ball Leader: Notre Dame 100% (decommitted from the Irish on March 20) 

Junior season highlights 

Kaleb Higgins, 6-2, 175 pounds, 3-star cornerback (0.8617) 

Folsom High, Folsom (Calif.) 

No. 48 CB, No. 53 player in California 

Offers of note: Boise State, Baylor, California, Nebraska, USC 

Junior season highlights 

2022 

Sean Wilson Jr., 6-5, 210 pounds, 3-star wide receiver (0.8400) 

Christ the King Regional High, Middle Village (N.Y.) 

No. 5 WR, No. 67 player in New York 

Offers of note: Arizona State, Miami, Tennessee 

Highlights 

 
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