Talented athlete reopens his 2016 recruitment and is now considering Oregon.

When you see his highlights, Ronnie Rust, 6-0,202, Central Catholic High School, Portland, Oregon, you see him running away from the competition. Rust, a two-sport athlete in baseball and football, appeared to have things all wrapped up regarding his future, but then he tore labrum in his left shoulder and things changed.

Rust had been committed to Oregon State baseball until the injury occurred and when the scholarship offer was withdrawn, Rust reopened the recruiting process. This last weekend Rust visited the Autzen Stadium complex on an unofficial visit and according to a Twitter message on Sunday.

 “Had an amazing visit at the University of Oregon,” messaged Rust of the visit.

In high school, Rust was part of a very successful Rams program that was the two-time defending 6-A state champions coming into the 2015 season, but fell short of making it three straight titles when Central Catholic fells short to Clackamas HS, in quarter-finals play.

In baseball, the Rams went 17-7 last season including 10-1 in the Mt. Hood Conference.

Rust played running back and outside linebacker for the Rams but is being considered as a safety prospect at the college level. He has been in contact with Oregon defensive backs coach John Neal and Jay Uhlman for baseball.

As far as the injury goes, Rust should be all healed (after having had surgery) and will be fully cleared to play both baseball and football in June.

Rust will decide where and if he’ll play strictly one sport or both after that when he makes his decision on where he’ll be attending college.

“They (the coaches) want to see me out of my sling and further along in the healing process,” said Rust of his decision making timeline.

Rust is also considering Eastern Washington, Portland State and Linfield.


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