Oregon Ducks Football Recruiting: Oregon State offers Joey Alfieri

2014 outside linebacker Joey Alfieri came away with the first offer in his recruitment after taking an unofficial visit to the Oregon Ducks this past weekend, but that offer was given to him by the other top ten team in the state of Oregon.

The Oregon State Beavers were the first to offer Alfieri, who is on the radar of quite a few Pac-12 teams and is expected to play in the conference and stay out west. Likely one of the top ranked recruits in the state of Oregon, Alfieri is taking a close look at the Ducks, Beavers, and Stanford Cardinal.

The victory last week for Stanford over Oregon was likely beneficial for both teams. Obviously, Stanford benefits from winning in Autzen, but a lot of recruits (including Nico Falah and John Mundt in 2013) were impressed by how the Ducks handled the loss. We’ll see if that’s something Alfieri echoes.

Oregon received an unofficial visit from the Jesuit standout, while Oregon State also hosted Alfieri on a visit in October. He’s a fast outside linebacker prospect with four-star potential and checks in at 6’3″, 220 pounds. Boise State, Arizona State, California, Washington State, UCLA, Washington, Nebraska, and Missouri are other high profile programs looking at Alfieri.

An offer from Oregon State is a big first step in his recruitment, and it will be interesting to see how soon other schools follow suit.

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