Oregon Football: 3 recruits Dan Lanning needs to prioritize in 2022 class

8. Dan Lanning, Georgia defensive coordinator, $1,700,000Syndication Online Athens
8. Dan Lanning, Georgia defensive coordinator, $1,700,000Syndication Online Athens /
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Oregon football is heading into the early signing period without a head coach on campus as Dan Lanning is preparing for a playoff. Who should he prioritize?

It’s only been a day since Oregon football officially made Dan Lanning the next head coach and now fans have early signing day to look forward to on Wednesday.

Unfortunately, Lanning is remaining with Georgia as the defensive coordinator through the College Football Playoff so that means Wednesday may come and go without any big commitments for the Ducks. Still, that doesn’t mean Lanning isn’t hard at work trying to put together a list in order to make calls to important recruits.

If the Ducks are going to salvage a class that went from top-five all the way down to No. 22, Lanning needs to make some calls.

Who should Lanning make his first calls to in the 2022 class?

Jahlil Florence is a recent Oregon decommit and I think he still thinks very highly of the Ducks. His teammate, four-star cornerback Jalil Tucker, remains committed to Oregon right now and maybe it wouldn’t be the worst thing for Dan Lanning to make a call to both of these guys and sell his elite defensive scheme.

Florence and Tucker may end up being a package deal when all is said and done so Lanning has to hope that Tucker signs on Wednesday and if he doesn’t, that means he’ll have to work twice as hard to get both of these guys to Eugene.

The good news here is that Florence doesn’t look like he’s signing anywhere on Wednesday and Lanning still has a chance to make up some ground before National Signing Day.

Florence is ranked the No. 72 overall recruit and 11th-best cornerback, according to 247Sports. He could star in Lanning’s defense.