Recruiting preview: Oregon vs. Wyoming
At 2-0, No. 2 Oregon comes into its matchup against Wyoming with plenty of momentum following a 46-27 win over then-No. 7 Michigan State. But, after hosting a number of top recruits last weekend, it looks to be a lighter load this weekend for the Ducks entering the final game of the three game home stand. Dylan Kane will take his official visit. The three-star safety from Honolulu (Hawaii) Kamehameha verbally committed to Oregon back in July, one of three prospects to do so along with cornerback James Locke III and quarterback Travis Waller. But, Kane won’t be the only Kamehameha defensive star in attendance. His teammate, three-star linebacker Mika Tafua, a BYU verbal commit, informed eDuck that he will be joining him on the trip for an official visit. Tafua, at 6-foot-3, 230-pounds, has been committed to the Cougars since June, and was spotlighted by Scout.com last week after he participated in the Honor Bowl in Sacramento. He appears to be effective coming off the end or dropping back into pass coverage on film and Scout.com national analyst Brandon Huffman noted he “showed a real physical nature to his game and loves to hit” in his Honor Bowl analysis. Oregon has yet to pick up a true linebacker for the 2015 class. This will be Kane’s second trip to Oregon in a two-month span following the unofficial visit that led to his commitment. A top six prospect at his position in the West region, he stands 6-foot-3, 195-pounds and is a very physical shutdown type of player as noted by Scout.com national analyst Greg Biggins in an analysis written shortly after his commitment. Kane will be joined by fellow verbal commitment Shane Lemieux, who will be on hand on an unofficial visit. Lemieux will wait to take his official visit until the home finale against Colorado in November, but mentioned before the season that he would try to make multiple contests this season in Eugene.
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