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Zooming: Daymon David

September 26, 2020

Oregon’s latest commit talks about his relationship with a top Oregon target 

Just last week, Oregon secured its 21st commitment in the class of 2021 when newly minted 4-star safety Daymon David (0.9032 on the 247Sports Composite) declared for the Ducks. 

The Reisterstown (Md.) product had offers from more than 20 schools. His decision ultimately boiled down to a three-way battle between Oregon, Michigan and Boston College. 

Despite being offered by Oregon less than a month ago, David tells me he was able to develop strong relationships with the Oregon staff. He said he was quickly sold on the plan Mario Cristobal has for the championship program he’s building in Eugene. 

David, “Scoop” to his family and friends, is the first true safety to pledge to Oregon for 2021 -- but likely not the last. With David in the fold, expect the staff to apply a full-court press on Utah safety Jeffrey Bassa, a prospect for whom I believe Oregon should be favored. 

Few fans weighing the remaining needs in the 2021 class would not cite 4-star wide receiver Dont’e Thornton, like David a Maryland prep. David has played with the 6-5 Baltimore wideout, and he compares him to the likes of Julio Jones. 

“He’s a 6-5 receiver that can run,” David said. 

At the moment, Thornton appears set on a January announcement. And the Ducks are the overwhelming favorites. 

I spoke with the nation’s 17th-ranked safety about whether his relationship with Thornton could lead to another commitment, and how he envisions himself fitting into Andy Avalos’ defense. 

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