On Thursday morning, Oregon football owned the No. 20 recruiting class in the 2022 cycle. By the end of the day, the Ducks boasted the No. 9 recruiting class in the country.
It was a big day for Mario Cristobal and the Ducks as they landed a couple of offensive line commitments and a surprise receiver pledge. The class went from 10 commitments to 13 after the big day with one three-star, one fringe-four-star, and one legit four-star pledge.
Cameron Williams, a three-star tackle from Texas, was looking like a Longhorn lock for a while until the trend was in Oregon’s favor on Thursday and he picked the Ducks. He’s the No. 440 overall prospect in the 2022 class and 43rd-best offensive tackle and he’s right on that fringe region between three and four-star status with an .8841 composite rating.
The least surprising commitment of the day was three-star tackle Michael Wooten who had been trending the Ducks’ way for about a week. The California native is ranked the No. 1,144 recruit in the class and while he’s not the highest-rated prospect, the Ducks landed him over other Pac-12 foes.
The most surprising pledge of the day was four-star receiver Nicholas Anderson who becomes Oregon’s third-highest ranked recruit in the class, according to the composite. He’s the No. 215 recruit in the class and No. 31 receiver out of Texas. He was looking like a strong Notre Dame lean before surprising everyone and picking Oregon a week after his official visit.
What a huge day for the Ducks.
This was momentum Oregon football recruiting needed
For a while in the 2022 class, it seemed like the Ducks may just have an off-year, but it’s clear after the past couple of weeks that that’s not going to be the case.
Oregon picked up a big commitment from TJ Dudley last week and then the trio of solid prospects on Monday, led by Anderson. Oregon’s class is now ranked No. 9 in the country, just behind Georgia, Texas, Texas A&M, and Penn State. This is the momentum the class needed.
And now that it’s up to 13 commitments, Cristobal and the staff can be a little more selective with the open spots shrinking.
With this surge, the Ducks also own the No. 1 class in the Pac-12.
The Ducks aren’t done yet, folks.