Ducks still a factor for Juarez

Torrance (Calif.) North linebacker Mique Juarez speaks with at The Opening about the Ducks and the latest in their pursuit of him.

Five-star linebacker and USC verbal commit Mique Juarez is out at The Opening and looking to leave his mark. Early on in day one, the Scout 300 prospect was all smiles talking with about his time at the camp.

"(I'm) just enjoying everybody," he said. "Seeing new faces that I’ve never seen, getting to see all the best athletes in the world, so honestly I’m just enjoying it. It’s great.”

Juarez said his number one goal at the camp was to enjoy competing against the best of the best the high school level has to offer.

“Really just to come out here and have fun,” he said. “That’s all you’ve got to do really.”

When it comes to recruiting, Juarez is still keeping his options open.

He was excited to receive his Oregon offer back in March and has been open about the fact that he could go elsewhere since silently committing to USC back in January. Recently, he’s been reaching out to Ducks defensive coordinator Don Pellum and outside linebackers coach Erik Chinander and started to build a relationship with the two.

“Oregon is still a factor with me,” he said. “I’ve actually started getting in contact with the coaches, Coach Pellum and Coach Chinander. I’ve finally started having a conversation with those guys. You know, it’s great finally getting to reach a school that I’ve been trying to reach out to.”

Juarez went on to explain that he has four official visits in mind right now: Nebraska, Michigan, Notre Dame and Oregon.

Stick with eDuck for more on Juarez throughout the year.

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