Despite a slightly underwhelming 2018 campaign, Mario Cristobal and Oregon Football stay hot on the recruiting front by landing the nation’s no. 1 overall prospect
Want some absolutely incredible Oregon Football news to distract you from the basketball headaches? Well, some MASSIVE news broke Saturday afternoon as Kayvon Thibodeaux, a name I’m sure you’re all familiar with, committed to Oregon.
For reference, Thibodeaux is the NUMBER ONE player in the 2019 class. Measuring at 6’5, 234, the blue-chip defensive end chose the Ducks over the likes of Florida, Florida State, and Alabama. His announcement took place at halftime of the New Mexico Bowl and most folks around Kayvon believed he was down to Oregon and Alabama, according to Greg Biggins of 247 Sports.
Our friend Biggins also has a stellar breakdown of Thibodeaux’s game and what he will bring to the table at the next level. Biggins:
Has a lean, athletic frame that will be able to pack on good weight at the next level. One of California’s top pass rushers since his sophomore season. Has advanced pass rush instincts and can beat linemen in a variety of ways. Edge speed is elite, but he does have a bulrush in his arsenal as well. Has good closing speed. Is better against the run when he is chasing from the backside. Needs to improve at the point of attack on runs at him. Must continue to get stronger and more physical. Can take over a game when motivated but he does have a tendency to coast at times. At his best, will be a dominant college football player and first-round NFL Draft pick.
“Dominant college football player.” We could sure use more of those. With all the mystery surrounding Justin Herbert and whether he will stay or go along this huge pickup, Oregon Football is getting some of its swagger back. Now, let’s go kick some tail in the Bowl game and call this 9-4 season a tune-up for next year! Go Ducks!