With the recruiting headlines taking a backseat and the college football season nearing its start, Oregon football is still making offers to prospects and acquiring them by the day. These offers usually come in waves, and we continue to see them this week with Keionte Scott.
The most recent offer the Ducks have put out is to the Snow College cornerback, which labels him as a JUCO player. He is currently being listed at 6-foot-2 and 185 pounds, and his main strength as of now would be his versatility across the field at different positions.
He previously played wide receiver in high school, currently plays cornerback, and he has been seen as a kick and punt returner all the way through his career, where he has done relatively well.
Scott has received a plethora of offers to this point, however, currently listing 14 of them, two of which he was individually recruited by and one having a visit to the team facilities also involved.
Just to list off the teams, we have Arizona, BYU, Buffalo, Cal, Colorado, Fresno State, Jackson State, Oregon (obviously), Oregon State, San Diego State, UNLV, Washington, Washington State, and Western Kentucky.
In 2020, Scott had a solid year for the amount of playing time he had. In a total of six games played, he had three interceptions, 10 pass breakups, 27 total tackles (23 solo), and 5.5 tackles for loss on top of that. Overall, for only six games played he did extremely well, averaging an interception every two games and a pass breakup almost every game.
If he can continue to produce like this at the Pac-12 level and accepts the offer Oregon made to him, he could definitely be a solid depth addition to the Ducks’ defensive back room next season.
Scott could bolster Oregon football’s DB room in the short term
Scott is also part of the 2022 class which is something to note, as he likely will declare for the draft within the next two seasons, so this is more of a short-term rental to help boost the team into contention.
The Ducks have been looking at quite a few JUCO products this offseason as well, however, they have only been able to get a commitment from one so far, in the No. 1 JUCO prospect, offensive tackle Percy Lewis.
If the Ducks can land this commitment, that will help them to likely wrap up what has been one of the better offseasons of recent memory for the team, where they ranked No.1 in Pac-12 recruiting.