After an unofficial visit with Oregon last Saturday, word spread that the Ducks were the apparent favorite to pick up a quarterback. On Thursday, Anthony Jennings decided to commit to the LSU Tigers.
Jennings is currently only a three-star ranking on many recruiting services, but his stock continues to rise as he’s now broken the top 20 in the pro-style quarterback position on 247sports. After taking the MVP in the Elite 11 quarterback camp in Atlanta last April, he will have another opportunity to improve himself in another Elite 11 camp this summer.
Kris Brauner, from the LSU blog Saturday Night Slant, had this to say about the recruit after scouting him “as a passer first and a runner only when needed:”
As a passer, Jennings looks very solid. His arm strength doesn’t wow you, but it’s plenty good enough and he can throw the ball with some serious RPMs at times. He shows a very nice ability to scan the field and go through his progressions. Jennings does a nice job of avoiding pressure while keeping his eyes down the field.
This is the second quarterback in the 2013 recruiting class that Oregon has offered and lost out on. Cody Thomas, another pro-style quarterback, committed to Oklahoma on May 17th. Considering Oregon offered Jennings a day after losing out on Thomas, expect another offer on a quarterback in the future.
Other recruiting notes:
- Yesterday, Oregon offered California offensive guard Alex Redmond for the 2013 recruiting class. He was considered a “top performer” by 247sports in the L.A. Nike Training Camp last April. It’s the guard’s seventh offer and fifth in the Pac-12 (Arizona State, Colorado, Washington, Washington State).
- Kameron Chatman has been offered for the 2014 basketball recruiting class. The home-state small forward from Portland has already been offered from major basketball schools like Arizona, Gonzaga, Memphis, and UCLA. He has recently transferred to Long Beach Poly high school in California and played in the Pangos All-American Camp earlier this month