Oregon Offers Quarterback Johnny Stanton


A day after attending an Oregon camp on Thursday, Johnny Stanton from Santa Margarita, California, has been given his fourth offer in the last week from the Ducks football program.

The 6-foot-2, 215-pound quarterback is being recruited for the 2013 season. Scout.com’s Greg Biggins reported via Twitter on Friday that Stanton has been given an offer from Oregon. Since a week ago today, Stanton has been offered by UCLA, Utah, and Nebraska.

Other offers include Oregon State, California, Washington, Air Force, Navy, San Diego State, and Utah State.

Stanton is listed as a dual-threat quarterback. He’s a four-star recruit on 247Sports without a national ranking, but is 11th in dual-threat QBs and 36th in the state of California. Scout has him listed as a three-star recruit and 42nd in the generic quarterback position.

It’s the third quarterback offered by Oregon for the 2013 recruiting class. The other two, Cody Thomas and Anthony Jennings, have committed to Oklahoma and LSU, respectively.

In his junior season at Santa Margarita Catholic, he averaged 162.6 passing yards a game and had 13 touchdowns. On the ground, Stanton averaged 5.49 yards on 260 carries and had 21 touchdowns.

The quarterback ran the ball more later on in the season. Beginning with the game on November 4th against St. John Bosco (he carried the ball 22 times with a season-high 173 yards), he always had double-digit carries and scored at least one touchdown in each game.

All combined, Stanton completed 163 of 269 passes (that’s just over 60 percent) for 2,439 yards and ran for another 1,428 yards.

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