2015 Class: Alex Ofodile

With dead period upon us, eDuck.com is taking a look at each member of Oregon's current recruiting class and spotlighting what they're bringing to Eugene. In this edition: wide receiver Alex Ofodile

Alex Ofodile

Wide Receiver

Columbia (Mo.) Rock Bridge HS

6-foot-3, 190-pounds

Commitment Date — June 24, 2014

How he became a Duck — A top 10 receiver nationally, Ofodile held offers from several programs around the country before ultimately choosing the Ducks in June. He later signed a financial aid agreement to be an early enrollee. He will play in the Under Armour All American Game in January.

Quote —"I feel that with Oregon I'm entering an offense that can feature my skill set well, and it's a spot I can see the field early." — Ofodile on Oregon..

What he brings to the table — The four-star recruit promised plenty of upside when he committed and he only improved that outlook during his senior season. Ofodile put up some strong numbers during his senior season averaging over 160 receiving yards per game with 15 touchdowns. Over his high school career, Ofodile finished with 34 touchdowns and 3,728 receiving yards.

Displaying a nice blend of size and speed, he looks to be a natural fit for the Ducks offense. On film, you can immediately see how effective he is on screen plays and as a deep threat. He follows his blocks and accelerates quickly on short routes and he’s such a big target that he’s tough to bring down. On deep passes, he builds up a head of steam and breaks loose past the secondary.

In the red zone, Ofodile will be ideal target for jump balls in the end zone, along with 6-foot-5 receiver Dwayne Stanford. He’s able to position his body to block out defenders and make the catch look that much easier in the corners as he rises up to get it. He comes off as a very polished prospect.

A player like Ofodile commands the defenses attention, which bodes well for the other receivers on the field in terms of production. Along with Devon Allen, Darren Carrington and Stanford, the Ducks will be loaded with talent if Ofodile can earn a spot in the lineup and see the field early.

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