Recruiting: A look at wide receiver

Though not an immediate need, Oregon looks to be making a play at a few wide receivers during this recruiting cycle.

After this season, Oregon will lose three seniors at wide receiver, including starter Josh Huff, whose impact can be traced back to his freshman season. While Oregon has plenty of young talent to develop, they are pursuing a number of prospects at wide receiver. lists 14 prospects with Oregon offers, nine that are not verbally committed to other schools at the moment. Arguably the most exciting of the non-committed prospects is Fesno (Calif.) wide receiver Michiah Quick, the No. 4 rated athlete at his position in the country. Quick and Phoenix (Ariz.) prospect Jalen Brown, the No. 7 rated wide receiver, have both stated that they are taking official visits to Oregon on Sep. 14 for the Tennessee game.

Either player would be a big get for Oregon, be it Quick with his, no pun intended, quickness or Brown with his size (6-2, 185-pounds) and athleticism. If Oregon is looking to hit a home run with a wide receiver, getting one of the two would suffice.

Another talented west coast prospect that is planning on visiting Oregon is Elk Grove (Calif.) wide receiver Alex Van Dyke. At 6-4, Van Dyke would give the Ducks some more size at the wide receiver position and could be a lethal deep threat with his speed.

Fort Lauderdale (Fla.) prospect Trevon Lee picked up a recent Oregon offer, and has them penciled in as one of his potential visits according to The three-star prospect stands 6-foot-1, 175-pounds, he has the ability to become dangerous in the open field with his speed and has good hands.

A bit of an unknown is Raleigh (NC) wide receiver Braxton Berrios, who just received his Oregon offer, The 5-foot-10, 170-pound prospect has a knack for getting open over the middle and drew comparisons to Wes Welker in a recent USA Today article.

Of course, some prospects are more likely to come than others. The Ducks are pursuing a few prospects in the southeast, but many seem unlikely to venture west at this point.

A player that could excel in Oregon's system is New Orleans (La.) wide receiver Devante "Speedy" Noil. But, after announcing a top four of USC, LSU, Florida and Texas A&M at The Opening, it seems that the player who took the SPARQ title at that same event will not be coming to Eugene.

Another unlikely prospect at this point is Gallatin (Tenn.) wide receiver Josh Malone. The Ducks are one of over 30 offers for the talented four-star, but reports from's Chad Simmons indicate that there isn't much interest in Oregon right now.

West Palm Beach (Fla.) wide receiver Travis Rudolph named Tennessee, Florida State and Ohio State as three schools he wanted to visit, according to's Amy Campbell at The Opening. He has a few others that he's considering, but the list does not include Oregon.

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