Scout 100 WR Javon McKinley Raves About Weekend Trip to Oregon

Nov. 9 -- Corona (Calif.) Centennial wide out Javon McKinley took his 4th official visit this past weekend when he checked out the Oregon Ducks...

Husky wide out Javon McKinley has already visited Notre Dame, Tennessee and Washington and was in Eugene over the weekend to check out Oregon.

"I liked it a lot there," McKinley said. "I camped there two years ago so I was familiar with the area and the campus but this visit was different of course. I got to see a lot more of the school and see the team up close.

"I really loved the fan support and the game atmosphere. The interaction between the fans and players was really cool. The offense they run is very similar to my offense at Centennial. It's a fast paced, uptempo offense and I like how they spread the ball around and get the receivers open."

The Ducks facilities always make a big impression and that was the case again for McKinley.

"Oregon has one of the best if not the best facilities that I've ever seen," McKinley said. "The locker rooms were great and the weight room was pretty unique. It's the first two-story weight room I've seen and they do a lot with plyometrics too. They actually do the plyos on the stairs and I've never seen that before.

"One of my old teammates, Jihree Stewart was my host that first night. The second night I had Malik Lovette as my host and they were both great to be around. Troy Dye, who plays at Norco but used to be at Centennial was probably the one recruiting me the hardest on the visit. He's always in my ear talking up Oregon but overall, I liked it a lot and felt very comfortable there."

The coaching staff made a strong impression on McKinley and his family as well.

"My parents and I sat down with Coach Helfrich and we all liked him a lot," Mckinley said. "I like Coach Lubick, the WR coach as well. He's very down to earth, humble and easy to talk with. All the players really like Coach Helfrich a lot as well, you can tell he's a players coach but they also respect him as well. 

"Overall, it was a great visit, no negatives at all and I could definitely see myself at Oregon. All of my visits were great and I'm still considering every school on my list. My last vist will be to UCLA in December (Dec. 12) and then I'll announce my commitment at the Army AA Game."


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