For a while earlier this week, it looked like Isaiah Sategna was headed to USC. The four-star receiver from Fayetteville, Ark., was trending toward the Trojans on 247Sports but the tides changed and he committed to Oregon football on Sunday afternoon.
The four-star wide out was once committed to Texas A&M and being from Fayetteville, many probably expected him to choose Arkansas when he reopened his recruitment.
Sategna narrowed his list down to two (USC and Oregon) before committing on Sunday and not only does he add another talented former four-star to the corps, but he also brings some elite track speed to Eugene which is only going to help create separation. He may not be the biggest receiver at 5-11 and 170 pounds, but he is explosive.
He becomes the seventh four-star commit in Oregon’s 2022 class as the Ducks also have a five-star in Kelvin Banks Jr. who committed on July 4. This will undoubtedly move Oregon up in the national rankings where it’s currently No. 7.
Sategna is also the second four-star receiver commit in Oregon’s class, joining Nicholas Anderson who kicked the month off for the Ducks.
The speedy pass-catcher is ranked the No. 223 overall prospect and 34th-best receiver in the 2022 class and he held offers from Auburn, Florida State, LSU, Michigan, Ole Miss, Oklahoma State, Penn State, Tennessee, and West Virginia, among others.
Oregon football’s receiving corps set up nicely for the future
Oregon’s receiving corps is elite right now with guys like Johnny Johnson III, Jaylon Redd, Mycah Pittman, Devon Williams, Josh Delgado, Kris Hutson, Troy Franklin, and Dont’e Thornton leading the group, but a 2022 class of Anderson and Sategna makes this even scarier.
Defenses are going to have a tough time focusing in on a “top receiver” for Oregon because they’re about to have about 5-6 who can be that No. 1 go-to guy. That’s a problem for everyone else.
Sategna is not just “another body” in the receiving corps and he figures to have a big role when he gets to campus because of that world-class speed. His track record — literally — speaks for itself. He ran a 10.8 100-meter dash as a freshman in high school, according to 247Sports.
The slot is going to have itself a home-run threat in 2022.