Oregon football does not have a single commit in its 2023 recruiting class, but that is sure to change in the near future.
The most important position could almost be locked up if Mario Cristobal and Co. decide to go full-court press on a certain 2023 four-star quarterback.
Pierce Clarkson is one of the best quarterbacks in the 2023 class and although he splits snaps at St. John Bosco, a national powerhouse, it’s not like he’s splitting with a scrub. The fact that Bosco runs a two-quarterback system isn’t as bad as it sounds because he’s joined forces with four-star 2022 Michigan State quarterback commit Katin Houser who was an Elite 11 finalist.
Houser is an elite quarterback in the 2022 class and Clarkson is equally as impressive in 2023.
So what does Clarkson have to do with Oregon? Well, according to Rivals recruiting director Adam Gorney, Clarkson’s “dream school” is Oregon.
Does this always translate into commitments? No, but it’s a good sign, especially since he just took a trip to Eugene for the Arizona game a couple of weeks ago.
Clarkson would add to a loaded Oregon football QB room
Ty Thompson in 2021, Tanner Bailey in 2022, and Clarkson in 2023 would be a fantastic string of commitments at the position and the Ducks will be loaded for years.
How interested is Clarkson in Oregon? Right after his visit for the Arizona game, Max Torres of Ducks Digest reported that he’s planning a return trip at the end of November.
Clarkson is ranked the No. 117 overall recruit and eighth-best quarterback in the 2023 class, according to the composite. He holds nearly two dozen offers but Oregon has to be the early favorite.