McCormick makes an early call

Bend (Ore.) Summit tight end Cam McCormick becomes the latest member of the 2016 recruiting class to commit to Oregon

It’s been silent for Oregon since a few days before National Signing Day when Kirk Merritt pledged his commitment as the final member of the 2015 class. On Saturday, a local prospect added his name to the growing 2016 class.

Bend (Ore.) Summit tight end Cam McCormick became the fourth verbal commitment from the 2016 class for Oregon and second from inside the state, joining Central Catholic DB Brady Breeze.

McCormick had initially planned on announcing next month, but decided that he couldn’t wait in the end.

“I just felt like I was ready and didn’t want to prolong my decision any further,” he said. “I’m very honored to be a part of Oregon’s program now.”

McCormick gave the good news to tight ends coach Tom Osborne, who was excited by the good news. The 6-foot-5, 225-pound three-star prospect visited Oregon last weekend and listed a few factors that resulted in his final decision.

“It’s close to home,” he said. “They set their athletes up for success on and off the field and all the coaches are great. They’re very genuine and the players are a lot like me.”

Now with the recruiting process in the rearview mirror, McCormick is ready to look forward to finishing out his high school career strong.

“I feel like the weight’s been taken off my shoulders and I can just focus on the rest of my junior year and finish my senior year really strong,” he said.

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