Oregon will receive a visit from a graduate transfer from the University of Texas

With questions at center entering 2016, Oregon will host graduate transfer Jake Raulerson next week in Eugene

On Wednesday, graduate transfer center Jake Raulerson announced that he will visit the University of Oregon on Jan. 29.

Raulerson was a four-star prospect coming out of Celina (Tex.) in the 2013 recruiting class and committed to Texas, primarily playing center. After redshirting, he played frequently in 2014, earning five total starts in 12 appearances, but he barely saw the field in 2015 according to Horns Digest. He will graduate in May and has been granted his release from Texas, leaving him with two years left of eligibility.

Following the departure of Hroniss Grasu at the conclusion of the 2014 season, Oregon turned to Matt Hegarty, a graduate transfer from Notre Dame, at center. In his final year of eligibility, he started each of the Ducks 13 games this season before exiting the Alamo Bowl with an injury. The Ducks proceeded to blow a 31-point lead to TCU and lose, highlighted by multiple bad snaps on the offensive end, leaving them with questions at center as they entered the offseason. Raulerson, at 6-foot-4, 295 pounds, will figure to enter into the equation to start if he commits to Oregon. 

Raulerson has plans to visit UCLA this weekend and visited Michigan earlier this month. 

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