Could Max Redfield fill the shoes of Oregon's previous leader on defense, John Boyett? Mandatory Credit: Chris Morrison-US PRESSWIRE

Oregon Ducks Football Recruiting: Max Redfield Swayed from USC?


Perhaps the potential safety for USC didn’t want to face an offense like Oregon who put up 730 yards against the Trojans last Saturday.

USC’s weekend got worse after losing to the Ducks 62-51. Max Redfield, a four-star recruit and top five safety in the 2013 recruiting class, officially decommitted from the university a day after.

With an upcoming official visit to Washington this Saturday, is a visit on the way to Oregon for the 6-foot-3, 195-pound recruit?

Perhaps. Oregon is included in his top three schools along with USC and Notre Dame. He took an official visit with the Fighting Irish back on October 13th. All three schools have given him an offer.

Other schools around the Pac-12 that have given an offer are Arizona, Arizona State, California, Colorado, UCLA, and Utah. Notable schools include Oklahoma, Nebraska, Boise State, LSU, and Tennessee.

This would be a big pickup for the Ducks if Redfield is interested. The Ducks are looking for a safety that’s ready to start after John Boyett. Chris Seisay, who committed back on June 26th, would likely be the starter if needed.

Redfield ranks 44th overall in 247sports’ Top 247, 36th in the ESPN 150, and 31st in the Rivals 100. He also ranks in the top three overall in the state of California across most recruiting services. In comparison, Seisay is ranked as the 47th safety overall and 82nd-best athlete in California, according to 247sports.

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