If you watched the spring game, you would have realized that Oregon football is absolutely loaded at receiver. Dont’e Thornton and Troy Franklin were breakout stars and they may not even make the two-deep this fall. That shows just how good this unit is.
But Mario Cristobal may be looking to add another big name to the group.
According to a report from Mike Farrell, Oregon is one of the programs that has reached out to Notre Dame receiver transfer, and former five-star recruit in the 2020 class, Jordan Johnson.
After playing in just two games with the Irish this past season, Johnson decided to hit the portal following the team’s spring game and he immediately became the hottest name on the market. He’s the WR1 in the portal right now and Oregon is making a push.
Johnson was the No. 37 prospect in the 2020 class as well as the sixth-best receiver, according to the composite rankings. But Rivals was even higher on him, ranking him the No. 28 prospect in the country as a five-star.
Oregon football’s receiving corps is already loaded
Imagine if Oregon really makes a push for Johnson and he decides to head to Eugene to finish up his college career. That honestly just wouldn’t be fair for the rest of the nation.
The Ducks already have Devon Williams, Mycah Pittman, Jaylon Redd, Johnny Johnson, Kris Hutson, Josh Delgado, Thornton, Franklin, and Isaah Crocker, but add Johnson to the mix and you might just have the best two-deep in the country at receiver.
I could forsee Johnson being that X receiver and a trio of him, Pittman, and Williams dominating defenses all season. Redd, Johnson, Delgado, Hutson, Franklin, Thornton, and Crocker would just rotate in and give the Ducks the deepest receiving corps in the nation and a unit that would almost be unguardable. You can’t key on just one guy.
Yeah, Johnson would make this offense unfair.