If you’re wondering who Oregon football’s top priority in the 2022 recruiting class is at the moment, you may have to look no further than Jahlil Florence.
As Dan Lanning was walking off the field after winning a national title as Georgia’s defensive coordinator, he felt the need to make a phone call.
Who was that call to? None other than four-star defensive back Jahlil Florence, a one-time Oregon commit who reopened his recruitment when Mario Cristobal left for Miami.
According to Greg Biggins’ interview with Florence, that phone call meant a lot to the top-100 recruit.
"“He actually called me as he walking off the field after they won the National Championship at Georgia. That was crazy to me. Here he is, just won on the biggest stage and he thinks enough of me to call me at that moment.”"
That’s the type of move that will catch a recruit’s attention. If he knows that he’s the top priority, there’s a better chance of him committing to that school than going elsewhere. The fact that Lanning won a national title and then the first thing that came to his mind was calling Florence shows that he’s going to do whatever it takes to get him in Oregon’s 2022 class.
Florence is a top-100 recruit on 247Sports and one of the best uncommitted prospects in the entire country. If Lanning is able to land him over the likes of USC and Miami, it’ll show that he isn’t messing around.
Lanning is making Florence the top priority in the class with just a couple of weeks until signing day and he’s even stated that he’s closing in on a decision.