The weekend of June 4 was huge for Oregon football as well as the rest of the nation because it was the first opportunity since last March that recruits were able to get to campuses and meet with coaching staffs in an official manner.
For Mario Cristobal, it was a much-welcomed sight as he prides himself on recruiting and this was an opportunity to make an early impression on 2023 guys who haven’t seen campus yet while also getting the 2022 guys on campus for official visits.
One top prospect seemed to really enjoy his visit, at least according to a Steve Wiltfong crystal ball prediction, as Robby Snelling could soon join the Ducks’ 2022 class.
Snelling, a native of Reno, Nev., took an official visit to Eugene this past weekend and apparently loved what he saw because Wiltfong put in the first crystal ball for him to Oregon. Arizona, Texas, and UCLA are all high on his list as well, but that first official seemed to get the Ducks in a good early spot as he plans out the rest of his summer and nears a decision.
And usually, when Wiltfong puts in a crystal ball, it comes with a lot of intel on his end. He doesn’t often make a prediction without some proof of major interest or a lean.
While it was just ranked a ‘6’ on the confidence scale — which is medium confidence — it still goes to show how good Oregon is standing right now.
Snelling could be Oregon football’s next elite linebacker
There’s no secret, Oregon has a handful of great linebackers on the roster for the 2021 season and two have real All-American potential in Noah Sewell and Justin Flowe.
The entire starting corps is solid and every one of them could make an All-Pac-12 team and that’s the type of trend that Cristobal wants to keep. Adding a player like Snelling would almost guarantee another great linebacker in Eugene for another 3-4 years.
Snelling is a 6-3, 200-pounder from Nevada who’s ranked the No. 295 overall prospect and 30th-best linebacker in the class. He would be the first linebacker to join Oregon’s 2022 class.
Great development for Cristobal and Co.