McCormick picks up Oregon offer

2016 Bend (Ore.) Summit tight end Cam McCormick picked up his fourth offer on Saturday night from Oregon.

With one in-state prospect from the 2016 class verbally committed in Central Catholic's Brady Breeze, Oregon took aim at a second target on Saturday by offering Summit High School tight end Cam McCormick.

Ducks offensive line coach Steve Greatwood extended the offer to the 6-foot-5, 225-pound junior, who told eDuck that it “meant a lot”.

“I’m still evaluating all schools evenly,” he said. “But Oregon, where I’m living now, I think they’re at the top.”

McCormick has additional offers from Arizona, Montana State and Boise State, but getting the chance to stay home is certainly appealing to him.

“I have family that lives in Oregon,” he said. “So they’ll be able to come to my games and watch me play.”

McCormick said the Ducks plan to keep him at tight end if he ends up in Eugene, but they have also broached the possibility of him playing outside linebacker if that doesn’t work out. At this point, he’s had more contact with Greatwood than with tight ends coach Tom Osbourne, but he said he’s looking forward to getting to know the entire coaching staff in addition to other things about the program.

“I’d like to know them a lot better,” he said. “I’d like to go see the facilities and the campus and just Eugene itself.”

McCormick briefly visited the Hatfield-Dowlin complex alongside his coach, former Ducks and Minnesota Vikings defensive end Neil Elshire, at the end of last summer. He hopes to return soon to see more, but his schedule will make it difficult to cement any sort of visit date.

Currently in the middle of basketball season, McCormick intends to transition right into track in the spring, where he’ll attempt to return to the state championships in the 4x100 meter relay and long jump.

He will have the summer to take visits, but he doesn’t intend to draw the recruiting process out any longer than that.

“I’m thinking about making a decision around August so I can concentrate on my senior year,” he said.

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