When Mycah Pittman committed to Oregon football’s 2019 class, the hype was real. He was a top-100 recruit and looked like he was going to contribute immediately.
And he did just that.
Having some talented bloodlines, Pittman didn’t disappoint as a true freshman, catching 18 passes for 227 yards and two touchdowns. In a shortened 2020 season, he had just eight catches for 123 yards, but it was hard to really count that against him because he only played in four games and COVID-19 negatively impacted everything.
Now that he’s entering 2021 as a projected starter, he’s looked at as a perfect complement to Jaylon Redd and Johnny Johnson III.
But he’s more than just a complementary piece.
Actually, he has the potential to be a true No. 1 receiver for the Ducks and he proved that early on. He had go-to threat written all over him as a freshman in a loaded corps and now that he’s a projected starter in an equally talented group, he’s going to be pushed by the young guys behind him and it’s only going to help him improve.
While he doesn’t have elite size at 5-11 and 195 pounds, or track speed, he can still separate from defenders and he’s incredibly strong. He’s going to be a problem in the Pac-12 this season.
Overlooked in Oregon football’s receiving corps
When you think of Oregon’s receiver room ahead of the 2021 season, Johnson III is probably the first name that comes to mind along with Redd, Devon Williams, and the two freshmen who broke out in the spring game. Pittman is given some respect, but it’s not enough.
Being a former top-100 recruit, he clearly has the talent and potential and if he’s given the chance, he’ll prove to be one of the Pac-12’s best pass-catchers in 2021.
The tools are there, he just needs to build a rapport with the right quarterback. But Pittman has the bloodlines and the talent to become a premier offensive weapon in the Pac-12 and the Ducks’ go-to receiver.