Five-Star Quarterback D Uiagalelei was down to two schools and decided to commit to the Clemson Tigers over the Oregon Ducks on Sunday.
While the Oregon Ducks are focused on getting back to the Pac-12 Championship and becoming a National Title Contender, the Clemson Tigers are already there and in more ways than one. Over the last few weeks, their recruiting has jumped a few notches and has the Tigers as the number one team in the 247Sports Composite Team Recruiting Rankings for the Class of 2020.
The commitment gives the Clemson Tigers the top Quarterback Prospect on the board in two of the last three seasons starting with Trevor Lawrence, who led the team to a National Championship as a Freshman in 2018.
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For the Oregon Ducks, Quarterback may not be as important for the 2020 Class as it was before the Spring Game two weeks ago. With the departure of Braxton Burmeister, the Ducks will go into the season with Justin Herbert and Tyler Shough. Both were impressive in the Oregon Spring Game, and Shough showed his ability to throw the ball most distances and also showed off his footwork to over 35,000 on hand to watch.
Of course, Oregon Football also has Quarterback Cale Millen in the pipeline.
Now, with a solid coaching staff onboard, recruiting should be easier, but of course, on the field success is the ultimate definition of the success of a program and last season, the Oregon Football team took steps in the right direction.
Head Coach Mario Cristobal is one of the top recruiters in the country and he has found well-documented success in bringing players to Eugene. The loss of DJ Uiagalelei will sting for now, but the Ducks Coaching Staff is already hard at work on the recruiting trail looking for talent in the years ahead.
Oregon Football is on Summer Break following the Spring Game and will open the 2019 Regular Season against Auburn on Saturday, August 31st.