With the summer finally upon the Oregon football team, Mario Cristobal can focus on recruiting. He’s been making some positive moves all spring and he has built a solid foundation to the 2022 recruiting class but he could be close to landing another four-star.
Right before the spring game, the Ducks picked up a crystal ball on 247Sports for Jalil Tucker, a four-star athlete from San Diego, Calif.
Tucker holds offers from just about all the big names out west and it looks like he’s going to be playing his college ball in the Pac-12. And he’s going to be one of the top targets for the Ducks in the class because of his impressive speed and ability to play either cornerback or receiver.
The 6-foot-0, 180-pounder might be best as a cornerback, but with his track speed, he would probably be able to blow right by defenders as a receiver. His ceiling is incredibly high.
How Tucker would fit with Oregon football
If Oregon was able to land the four-star, he could come in and help that secondary right away because, well, the receiving corps is going to be loaded for a while. Sure, he could play receiver, but the bigger need is in the defensive backfield, especially after watching Dont’e Thornton and Troy Franklin break out in their first spring game.
Tucker would bring that track speed to the secondary and he could be part of the young cornerback group with Dontae Manning, Mykael Wright, Jaylin Davies, DJ James, Trikweze Bridges, and Avantae Dickerson.
OK, so maybe the cornerback room is loaded, too, but there’s a quicker path to the field here than at receiver, especially if some guys leave early for the NFL.
Oregon is looking good with the top-100 ranked recruit, according to 247Sports, who is listed as the No. 62 overall prospect and sixth-best athlete in the class. The Ducks look like the favorites to beat out two dozen potential suitors including some of the biggest names in college football.