Oregon football is in its final week of spring ball and while most teams around the country have already played their annual scrimmage in front of fans, the Ducks will hold theirs on Saturday.
The Ducks have had a relatively uneventful spring with minimal injuries and departures so fans will really get some good insight on Saturday when the spring scrimmage takes place. Plus, there will actually be a limited number of fans in attendance for the first time since 2019. This is a huge development and something players and coaches have been looking forward to.
Coming off a Pac-12 title, the Ducks are looking like the conference favorites yet again and in order to reach that stage in 2021, a few under-the-radar guys will need to step up.
These three guys could be breakout stars and help Oregon win big in 2021, but first, they need to improve their stocks with a big spring game.
After Oregon’s second private scrimmage this spring on Saturday, Mario Cristobal spoke highly of one receiver, in particular, from the loaded corps: Isaah Crocker.
Crocker was once a top-200 prospect who committed to the Ducks’ 2018 recruiting class but has seen very minimal action and hasn’t posted any career stats. That’s kind of a head-scratcher considering how highly-touted he was out of high school and the fact that he was part of Cristobal’s first recruiting class with the Ducks. But he’s been quiet.
This spring seems to be his breakout, however. Cristobal raved about him after the second scrimmage and said that people will be surprised by him this season.
Big things are ahead for Crocker, it seems, but his rise up the depth chart will only speed up with a big spring game and momentum heading into the summer.