Oregon Offers Anthony Jennings, Jaylon Smith


Two more football prospects from across the country have received an offer from the Oregon Ducks on Friday, a dual threat quarterback from Georgia and a five-star linebacker from Indiana.

Anthony Jennings is a 6-foot-2, 200-pound athlete that has a three-star ranking from most recruiting services. ESPN has him ranked the highest as 13th in his position and 20th overall in the state.

As noted, Jennings is a pro-style quarterback that is a threat in the air and on the ground. Last season for Marietta High School, the junior recorded 2,046 yards passing and 647 yards rushing. He’s combined for 27 touchdowns (19 in the air, eight on the ground) and four interceptions.

Other schools that have offered Jennings include Boston College, Cincinnati, Colorado, LSU, Mississippi, Mississippi State, Nebraska, North Carolina, South Florida, Southern Methodist, Virginia Tech, West Virginia, Arkansas State, and Ohio. No schools have yet been favored over the other by the athlete.

The second offer goes to Jaylon Smith, a 6-foot-3, 218-pound outside linebacker who is ranked as high as five stars by 247sports. They have him as sixth in their Top247 and first overall at the position and in the state of Indiana. Other recruiting services have him as a four-star recruit but still the top overall lists such as the ESPN 150 and Rivals 100.

Smith had 51 tackles (18 of them for loss) and eight sacks last season for Bishop Luers. He has received other offers from Notre Dame, Ohio State, Alabama, Auburn, Florida, Florida State, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Miami, Michigan, Michigan State, Minnesota, Mississippi, Mississippi State, Nebraska, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Purdue, Tennessee, Texas A&M, and USC.

Six days ago, the Irish gave him an offer and that school has reportedly become a favorite for the athlete, according to Rivals’ Mike Farrell in a tweet he posted on Wednesday.

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