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Oregon Ducks Football: Max Redfield visiting Washington


Four-star safety Max Redfield decommitted from the USC Trojans last week in order to mull his other options, and the top 100 recruit was committed to USC since mid-July. Redfield is looking closely at Notre Dame and the Oregon Ducks, and he has an official visit scheduled this weekend to visit the Washington Huskies.

While Washington isn’t a major player in Redfield’s recruitment yet, it will be interesting to see if UW can do anything to change things in his recruitment. At this point, it seems like bitter rivals USC and ND are the two most likely destination points. Oregon definitely has a shot at landing the top five safety, and the fact that he decommitted is a big clue. Recruits committed to other teams are almost never allowed to take visits to Eugene, so Redfield’s decision to decommit likely means that he is weighing the Oregon offer heavily.

One of the top 40 recruits in the 2013 class, Redfield is the third-ranked recruit in the state of California. Where he decides to go could very well shape the landing spot for Leon McQuay III, who is ranked just one spot ahead of Redfield in the safety rankings. McQuay will be officially visiting USC next month after taking an official trip to Oregon last week, so the recruitments of both elite safeties are closely intertwined.

The 6’3″, 195 pound Mission Viejo standout has elite speed and ball skills at the safety position. Redfield could also go to LSU, but USC and Notre Dame are viewed as the two teams in the best position to land him. Both LSU and Washington have outside chances, while Oregon is the third serious contender to land the heavily contested prospect.

2013 kicker/punter Jonathan King is on an unofficial visit to the South Carolina Gamecocks, and he has traveled to South Carolina before back in June whilst camping there. King has also camped at Alabama and Tennessee, and the Knoxville recruit has received plenty of SEC interest. The Oregon Ducks showed interest in King, but they already have Matt Wogan in the 2013 class.

Kentucky, Auburn, Notre Dame, UCLA, and Ohio State have also shown interest in King, who is still searching for his first offer.

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