McCulloch discusses Ducks offer

Houston (Tex.) Davis four-star outside linebacker Jeffrey McCulloch discusses his latest offer from Oregon.

On Wednesday, Houston (Tex.) Davis four-star linebacker Jeffrey McCulloch added Oregon to his already stellar offer list. The 6-foot-2, 225-pound prospect told eDuck.com on Thursday evening that the offer was extended to him by outside linebackers coach Erik Chinander.

“I’ve been talking to (Chinander) for a minute,” McCulloch said. “During the last recruitment period the defensive coordinator came down to the school. I spoke with him, he sized me up to see how good I was, he got my transcript and he said as soon as they could get an offer to me they would. And sure enough I called (Chinander) up last night and he extended the offer to me.”

McCulloch has additional offers from Alabama, Michigan, Michigan State, Oklahoma, Missouri, Nebraska and Texas A&M, just to name a few. While all of those programs, Oregon included, boast impressive football resumes, McCulloch is intrigued by Oregon because of noted billionaire donor and Nike co-founder Phil Knight.

“I want to be a corporate attorney,” he said. “So I was kinda hoping to get into the Nike side and be their attorney one day if I go there.”

So far, McCulloch is taking the necessary steps in order to reach that goal. He has participated in mock trials for years and carries a 3.9 grade point average while taking dual-credit courses at a nearby college.

“It just fits me,” he said of being a corporate attorney. “It fits my personality.”

McCulloch is unsure of when he will visit Oregon. He indicated that he could take an official visit sometime in the fall or next winter, but that will depend on where the Ducks sit with him at that time.

Not ready to release his top five to the public, McCulloch did list the programs that are recruiting him the hardest at this point.

“Michigan, definitely, LSU, Texas, Alabama, Baylor,” he said.

This weekend, McCulloch will head to LSU before taking an additional unofficial visit to Alabama next weekend. As for the rest of his offseason, he will attend the Dallas Nike Football Training Camp on Mar. 14, and the Rivals Speed and Skills Challenge on Mar. 28, but outside of that he doesn’t have much planned.

“This summer I won’t be attending many camps,” he said. “If Michigan or Oregon has a satellite camp, because I haven’t gotten a chance to work with their coaches yet, I’ll probably go to those.”


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