Dan Lanning is close to pulling off his first official flip as Justius Lowe decommitted from Utah on Sunday and is trending toward Oregon football.
It’s been a busy month for Dan Lanning.
After winning the national title as Georgia’s defensive coordinator a week ago, he has officially set up camp in Eugene as Oregon football’s next head coach. He has had to worry about retaining players and not losing too many to the transfer portal while also looking to improve the 2022 recruiting class which fell off drastically when Mario Cristobal left.
So far, he’s doing a solid job of selling the program in such a short period of time, but there’s a lot of work to do if he wants to avoid a “disappointing” label being put on his 2022 class.
And it’s not his fault at all.
However, he’s working on finishing strong and he’s gotten off to a solid start on that quest. He’s closing in on an impressive flip from a three-star athlete who just decommitted from Utah on Sunday.
Justius Lowe is fresh off a Utah visit on Jan. 14 and then just a couple of days later, he decommitted from the Utes and 247Sports recruiting expert Brandon Huffman predicted he would commit to and sign with Oregon.
Lowe is ranked the No. 833 overall recruit and 55th-best athlete, per the composite, but 247Sports is even higher on him, rating him a fringe four-star and the No. 26 athlete in the country out of Lake Oswego, Ore.
If Lanning can complete this flip, that would immediately boost the 2022 class and it would be a nice cherry on top, especially if he can land Jahlil Florence, Christen Miller, and Jordan James.
That would be a near-perfect end to the cycle.