Oregon football flipped Jordan James on National Signing Day from Georgia and it’s pretty clear that he’s going to play early on.
One of the biggest wins on 2022 National Signing Day was Oregon football’s flip of four-star running back Jordan James from Georgia.
The four-star from Tennessee had been trending toward Dan Lanning and the Ducks for weeks since his visit, but he made it official on Wednesday morning as he picked Oregon over the likes of Georgia and Florida.
Instead of remaining in SEC country and playing for the Gators or Bulldogs, he decided it was in his best interest to head to the Pacific Northwest where he’ll likely see immediate playing time.
Oregon’s backfield has taken quite the hit this offseason, losing Travis Dye, CJ Verdell, and Trey Benson. The Ducks also lost out on the recruitment of Colorado transfer Jarek Broussard as he committed to Michigan State this past week. This addition of James is just proof that Lanning likely told the four-star from Murfreesboro, Tenn., that he would have an early opportunity.
What does James bring to Oregon football?
The 5-10, 205-pound back has a nice frame built to be an every-down type back and according to reports from 247Sports recruiting analysts, he has excellent vision and runs well between the tackles.
James is tough to bring down and it’s obvious after watching his highlights why he was so highly-regarded. He’s a talented back with great burst through the hole and excellent vision.
With Byron Cardwell and Sean Dollars the only backs returning to the backfield for next season, this addition of James was a must and it proves that the staff believes he could be an instant contributor. He will play right away for the Ducks and be a complementary piece for Cardwell and Dollars and potentially break out as a true freshman.
This was a huge flip for Lanning and Co.