Late Sunday night, three-star Yakima (Wash.) safety/outside linebacker Eric Briscoe Jr. became the eighth defensive prospect to verbally commit to the 2016 class for Oregon. Briscoe announced his decision via his Twitter account. pic
"I just felt like (Oregon) was the right place for me," Briscoe told eDuck in a text message on Monday morning. "I loved the coaches, facilities and everything else they had to offer. It's also not to close, but not too far away from home."
Briscoe informed defensive coordinator Don Pellum of his decision at about 5 p.m. on Sunday. He has been recruited as a linebacker and informed eDuck that he will be an early enrollee. He has an official visit scheduled for Nov. 21 when the Ducks take on USC.
The 6-foot-3, 195-pound prospect visited Oregon for their spring game back in May. He is a fast and aggressive prospect on the defensive side of the ball as evidenced by his early senior highlights.
"I feel like I bring a linebacker that can run sideline to sideline, pressure the quarterback and make plays in the backfield," he said.
With his verbal commitment, the Ducks' 2016 class continues to fill up before the stretch run to National Signing Day in February and stands at 16 members.