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Oregon Ducks Football: Joey Alfieri visits Oregon State

2014 outside linebacker Joey Alfieri is arguably the top prospect in state of Oregon, and he has been lighting it up for Jesuit High so far this season at running back and linebacker. On Friday, Alfieri played a big role in Jesuit’s 56-13 drubbing of Aloha (the school Thomas Tyner plays for) with a rushing touchdown and receiving touchdown.

Although he has not received any early offers yet, the likely four-star prospect has already received interest from the Oregon Ducks, Oregon State Beavers, Nebraska, Boise State, Washington, Arizona State, and Washington State. Nebraska’s interest in the Portland-area prospect signifies that Alfieri is a top prospect on a national scale, not just in the Pac-12 or out west.

The 6’3″, 220 pound recruit is a standout on both offense and defense with his ability to make an impact as a pass-catcher at the  running back position, in addition to his combination of size and speed. But make no mistake. With his strength and overall skill-set, Alfieri is clearly best suited as an OLB at the collegiate level despite his prowess at RB for Jesuit.

He visited the Oregon State Beavers during their win over Utah, and he took another unofficial visit on the 6th of this month to Eugene. Both in-state schools are certainly interested in the top prospect, who continues to put himself on the recruiting map and is, again, a potential four-star recruit.

Oregon has yet to offer an in-state prospect in the 2014 class, but they did offer three-star OLB Vincent Jackson, who plays for Jesuit in Tampa, Florida. Jackson is the only Ducks offer at the position.

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