According to his 247Sports timeline, top 2013 Oregon Ducks target J.D. Hinnant is going to be taking his official visit to Eugene this weekend. Hinnant’s visit was rescheduled to this date, and he hasn’t been on an official visit since late September when he traveled to Lincoln to watch the Nebraska Cornhuskers.
His official trip comes on the heels of four-star guard Alex Redmond’s decommittment this week, and Hinnant could replace Redmond on the offensive line if Redmond does not recommit to Oregon. Even if he does, Hinnant could still be another piece added to the class, and he is more of a pure tackle than Redmond (best fit as a guard).
J.D. Hinnant is a three-star recruit out of Fountain Valley and one of the top 75 prospects in the state of California, so he is a solid recruit despite not being at the level of Redmond. He is one of the better offensive tackle prospects in the country and is one of the best 750 or so recruits in the nation.
Although he has taken just two official visits to this point, there are four schools of interest in his recruitment. The California Golden Bears, Oregon Ducks, Nebraska Cornhuskers, and Duke Blue Devils are all regarded as teams with a shot to land him. However, Nebraska and Oregon are the two best bets to get him, since he has only officially visited these two schools. Hinnant did take an unofficial trip to Cal in September, so it can be stated that there is very little chance the three-star prospect goes to the east coast to play football for Duke.
It will be interesting to see how things go for the 6’5″, 260 pound tackle, but he won’t be the only offensive line prospect visiting Oregon. Committed OL Doug Brenner (younger brother of Ducks women’s basketball player Liz Brenner) will be visiting the Ducks this weekend as well. Thomas Tyner and Johnny Mundt will also be in attendance for Oregon’s game against Stanford.
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