Recapping a big week in Oregon recruiting

Two commitments, several visits and a new offer highlight the week in Oregon recruiting.

It’s been a busy week in recruiting for the Oregon Ducks. If you missed anything, here’s a quick recap.

On Thursday, three-star Auburn (Calif.) Placer offensive tackle Jacob Capra announced that he had verbally committed to the program. That was followed up by a verbal commitment from four-star San Marcos (Calif.) Mission Hills defensive back Troy Warner on Friday morning. Both committed while on unofficial visits.

Things had been quiet for a couple of weeks since the commitment of versatile wide receiver Theo Howard back on Mar. 15. But with football resuming in Eugene, so did the visits and chance for commitments.

In looking at both prospects, both bring something to the table for Oregon whether it’s Capra’s fluent mobility, bruising physicality up front and downfield blocking skills or Warner’s aggression, coverage skills, speed and versatility, as Greg Biggins noted in his commitment analysis.

More importantly, with four seniors set to depart on the offensive line after this season and an already thin secondary, both players fill positions of need for the Ducks in the future. With the additions, Oregon boasts a top eight class nationally and tops in the Pac-12 according to Scout.com.

In other news, the Ducks are receiving a visit from Portland (Ore.) Central Catholic linebacker Lamar Winston, whose teammate, 2016 Oregon verbal commit Brady Breeze, has tagged along.

Winston is a four-star prospect and it is no secret that Oregon needs and wants linebackers in this the class. Several offers have been sent out to linebackers across the country, but only Winston resides in-state. He told eDuck before the visit that he is looking for a place that feels like home, which is something that both Capra and Warner were able to find during their visits.

Also in attendance this weekend is four-star Sachse (Tex.) cornerback Jared Mayden and Arizona State commit Hunter Kampmoyer. Mayden, one of the most sought after corners in the country, has been high on the Ducks since picking up an offer from them in January. At one point he even had the Ducks in his top three but has since backed off that list and opened things up. Since he has plans to commit at The Opening over the summer, this will likely be the Ducks one chance to impress him before he makes his decision.

Kampmoyer, a three-star defensive end/tight end prospect, told eDuck he has yet to pick up an Oregon offer, but he has gone on record and said that he’s keeping his options open despite his commitment to ASU.

In non-visit news, Allen Trieu reports that Oregon has offered four-star Southfield (Mich.) running back Matt Falcon. Falcon is a 6-foot-2, 200-pound back who runs strong and is highly considering Tennessee, his leader, and Michigan at this time.


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