Oregon football landed three-star athlete Justius Lowe this week, but what does the new commitment bring to the table for the Ducks?
Oregon picked up its second commitment in the Dan Lanning era earlier this week as three-star athlete Justius Lowe decommitted from Utah and then became a Ducks just days later.
Lowe, an in-state recruit, was one of Utah’s top commitments before he decided to reopen his recruitment and give Lanning and Co. a look.
The Ducks landed him over the likes of Utah, Notre Dame, and Arizona State which is a good sign that Lanning is more than ready to compete on the recruiting trail.
Ranked the No. 838 overall recruit and 56th-best athlete in the class, according to the composite, Lowe is valued much more by 247Sports‘ rankings. He’s actually the No. 26 overall athlete in 247Sports‘ rankings and he’s also a fringe four-star.
It didn’t take long for Lanning to take over as head coach and complete his first flip which is impressive, especially considering Utah is the reigning Pac-12 champion.
Plus, it’s good to keep the top recruits in Oregon home.
What will Lowe bring to Oregon football?
The three-star athlete doesn’t have a set position yet so it’s unclear where Lanning wants him, but he has the ability to play both sides of the ball as a receiver and defensive back.
At 6-1, 182 pounds, Lowe looks like he’d be a solid-sized cornerback or free safety or a quality receiver. His speed sets him apart as he’s also a track star and when you watch his highlights, it’s obvious that he’s normally the fastest guy on the field. He blows by defenders.
With the defensive backfield and receiving corps both loaded heading into 2022, it’ll be interesting to see where Lanning plays him, but judging by his offensive film, wideout would probably be the top option. His speed will make him an immediate deep threat.
Expect him to ease into the playing rotation, but his speed may get him on the field sooner rather than later. He could even serve as a return man.
Overall, quality addition for the Ducks.