Although the list of recruits attending the game between the Oregon Ducks and Stanford Cardinal on Saturday is shorter than once rumored, there will still be several high-profile recruits in attendance for the big Pac-12 showdown. One of those players will be JUCO outside linebacker Ivam McLennanm who is widely regarded as the best JC OLB in the 2013 class and a possible four-star recruit.
McLennan is currently committed to the Washington State Cougars, but it is a very soft commit as he is actively looking at other schools. The official visit to Eugene this weekend is the second of three, as McLennan took a trip to Washington State last week and will be visiting the Arkansas Razorbacks next week.
If he does decommit from WSU, most people expect the top ten California JUCO recruit to commit to the Oregon Ducks. However, there are a couple of other elite programs involved that have offered McLennan in Arkansas and Texas A&M. It will be interesting to see if/when he visits the Aggies, because he has not visited the school since receiving an offer from Kevin Sumlin’s program in late September.
Johnny Ragin is still on the Oregon Ducks radar, but Chip Kelly has not extended an offer to the in-state outside linebacker. The speedy Wilsonville standout has his first official visit scheduled for this weekend, and he will be taking a trip to Boulder to watch the Colorado Buffaloes play. Oregon State, Nevada, and CU are three teams that he is looking at closely in his recruitment. BYU and Wyoming have also offered Ragin.
It will be interesting to see if the Ducks ever offer the rising senior, because they would likely be able to nab him over Oregon State if they did offer. The Beavers are my pick to land Ragin at this point in time, but Colorado and Nevada have made it a pretty wide open recruitment at this point in time. Ragin runs a sub-4.6 forty and is a three-star recruit.
247Sports rates Ragin as the 54th best OLB in the nation and one of the top five recruits in the state of Oregon in the 2013 class. He has taken two unofficial visits to Oregon in each of the past two months, and it will be interesting to see if he ever schedules another trip to Eugene. There are rumblings that he will be visiting Oregon in the future to try and get an offer from the Pac-12 power, but all eyes will be on his trip to Colorado for now.
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