Mondeaux Leaves Oregon With An Offer

Portland (Ore.) Jesuit defensive end Henry Mondeaux picked up offer number four after a visit to Oregon this past weekend.

After stating earlier in the week that he felt an Oregon offer was close, the Ducks extended one to Portland-native Henry Mondeaux during lunch on Saturday for his unofficial visit.

"We were just talking and Coach Aliotti offered me and told me I had a scholarship," Mondeaux said. "I went and talked with Coach Helfrich and he confirmed it and told me what he liked about me as a player and as a person."

Already with three Pac-12 offers, Mondeaux said that this particular offer feels a little more special.

"It feels great," Mondeaux said. "Oregon was definitely on a whole other level when it came to facilities obviously. I really liked the coaches. I was blown away with the offer. It was really cool. They're definitely one of my top choices right now."

Up until Saturday, Mondeaux was unsure of what position Oregon was scouting him for, having talked to several different position coaches over the past few months. That dilemma was cleared up during the visit.

"We met with a lot of the position coaches and the head coach and they decided they wanted me to play some kind of outside linebacker/defensive end position and see how I develop and then mold around that," Mondeaux said.

As part of his visit, Mondeaux was invited down early to sit in position meetings and take a tour of the campus led by recruiting coordinator Jim Fisher. He was even shown the brand new football operations building that is still under construction, a rarity for prospects.

"It's crazy," Mondeaux said. "They told me they've only shown three or four other recruits and they won't even let the coaches in there. It's going to be insane. It's huge and has all of the state of the art stuff."

Overall, Mondeaux said that this offer could get him more attention on the recruiting trail, but that he has no plans to take future visits right now.

"I'm definitely going to try to narrow down to a handful of schools because I basically know the level I can play at and I know that I can be more decisive and I won't have to waste my time with every college that contacts me," Mondeaux said.

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