The Oregon Ducks received the news yesterday that one of their top five commitments in the 2013 class decommitted from the program. Alex Redmond is a four-star guard from Los Alamitos and is arguably one of the best 250 recruits in the country. He committed to the Ducks in July after receiving an offer the previous month, and he took an official visit to Eugene in late September.
Redmond told 247Sports that he “committed too early” and wants to look at other schools before making a final decision. Redmond only visit Oregon and Washington, so there are certainly other schools that he can look at more closely as a result of this decommitment.
The top 30 California prospect needs to take a step back and re-evaluate his recruitment, because it does look like he chose Oregon too early. Redmond didn’t take many other visits, and it is important for a recruit to review as many programs as possible before finally making a life-changing decision.
A top ten guard in the class, Alex Redmond is also a high-character player and would be a great addition to any program in the country. He could always end up sticking with Oregon, and it is important for him to see if there are any other schools that could be a better fit for him. The Wisconsin Badgers have contacted him since his decommitment, and they could offer the mauling run blocker at some point.
It will be interesting to see which schools the four-star prospect chooses to take official visits to. He currently has offers from Arizona State, Boston College, Washington, Washington State, San Diego State, and Colorado. Redmond is a significant loss in the Ducks 2013 class, but the Ducks do have a couple of other offensive line recruits who could take his place if Redmond does not recommit. While J.D. Hinnant and Thomas Oser are solid three-star prospects, neither of them are as talented as Redmond.
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