Oregon football is one of two finalists for four-star athlete Arlis Boardingham from California with a decision looming.
Less than a month ago, Dan Lanning offered four-star athlete Arlis Boardingham a scholarship.
Since then, he’s made the California native a priority for Oregon football’s 2022 class. He’s done a good job of that because according to an interview with Greg Biggins of 247Sports, Boardingham has been impressed with the way two programs have been recruiting him.
Oregon and Florida have been in constant contact with Boardingham and have been showing genuine and consistent interest over the past month despite having new coaching staffs.
And for that, Oregon and Florida are his two finalists with signing day approaching.
There were other Pac-12 contenders for Boardingham before this announcement of a final two including Colorado, USC, and Arizona State, but Oregon has eclipsed all of them. So if he decides to stay close to home, Oregon will be his choice.
What might also help the Ducks here is the fact that they’ll be getting his final official visit this weekend which comes two weeks after his official to Florida. This is a chance to leave that lasting impression before signing day.
Where could he fit, position-wise? With a 6-4, 220-pound frame, he has played some receiver at the high school level, but he’s been in contact with both Oregon and Florida’s tight end coaches which means he will probably make that switch at the next level. He would make a great tight end addition to an already impressive room in Eugene.
Boardingham is ranked the No. 20 athlete in the 2022 class, according to 247Sports.