Howard re-opens recruitment

Oregon finds itself minus one wide receiver in the 2016 recruiting class after Westlake Village (Calif.) WR Theo Howard decides to open up his recruitment on Sunday

Back in March, Theo Howard was viewed as a big pickup for Oregon after he verbally committed following an early unofficial visit to Eugene. Since that time, Howard had been a vocal recruiter for the Ducks and even reaffirmed his solid commitment status with the Ducks last month at The Opening football camp held a little over two hours north of Eugene in Beaverton at the Nike campus.

That all changed Sunday when Howard tweeted that he had de-committed from the program and will be re-evaluating his options going forward.

The loss will certainly have an impact on the outlook of the class initially, but it comes early enough in the recruiting cycle that the Ducks will have plenty of time to pursue other targets to pursue heading into the fall and winter. Oregon has offers out to four-star prospects Javon McKinley and N'Keal Harry and McKinley has already locked in an official visit with the Ducks for Nov. 7.

The Ducks are now left with one wide receiver attached to the class in four-star prospect Dillon Mitchell, who has been committed to the program since last November.


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