Four-Star ATH Jevon Holland Breaks Down His Commitment To Oregon

Oregon is on an incredible run right now and added another big piece moments ago when Oakland (Calif.) Bishop O'Dowd athlete Jevon Holland announced for the Ducks.

The Oregon Ducks have some incredible recruiting momentum right now and picked up six commitments over the weekend. Now you can make it seven as two way athlete Jevon Holland announced his pledge moments ago.

"Ever since my visit two months ago, I knew I was going to Oregon," Holland told us. "It just felt right there, I came home and told my family I was ready to shut it down right then but we all agreed I needed to go through the process a little more and weigh all my options.

"The biggest thing for me is I feel I can really thrive at Oregon as a student, as an athlete and grow as a young man. This 2018 class is special, I'm telling you, it's a movement right now. Everyone is excited about what is going on there and I can't wait to be a part of that."

Holland can play on either side of the ball but was recruited to play safety for the Ducks.

"It's me and my boy Steve Stephens coming in together to man that safety position," Holland said. "We have talked about playing together in college for a while now and have become good friends. I've played against him in 7v7 a ton and my dad knows how trainer, Tony Perry, really well. I'm going to train with him over the summer, he's the footwork guru for sure.

"It's funny, I wasn't expecting to commit this soon but when I saw Steve do it yesterday, I knew I had to do it too. I was planning to commit later in the summer and maybe get a few more visits in but I realized Oregon was the spot for me and there was no need to put it off any longer."

Holland said he had built a special relationship with both head coach Willie Taggart and safeties coach Keith Heyward.

"Those guys bring so much crazy enthusiasm and excitement," Holland said. "You get fired up every time you talk with them and I really clicked with both coaches. We clicked well on my visit and that relationship has only gotten stronger. It feels like family every time I'm with them or talk with them and you can tell they care about you as much as a person as they do as a player.

"It came down Oregon, Notre Dame and Washington but in the end, there really wasn't a close second for me, it was all Oregon. That's not t take anything away from those two schools, they're great programs. I loved my visit to UW and developed a strong relationship with the Notre Dame coaches but Oregon is the place where I got that special feeling and it never left me so I'm just trusting it."

Holland said he is shutting down his recruitment and has no plans to take any other visits.

"I'm 100% locked in, no visits," Holland said. "I honestly think that's disrespectful to the school you're committed to. It's like having a girlfriend and still dating other girls. I don't want to do that, the only visits I'll be taking are to Oregon.

"I plan to major in sports business with a minor in music production so I have my academic plan laid out for me as well. It's really exciting for me right now. At this time last year, I didn't have a single offer, my first one didn't come until June. Now I'm committed to Oregon and like I said, this is a movement, we're not slowing down and I'm ready to get out there and get started."

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