Oregon football landed the No. 25 recruiting class in the country for 2022 and there are some newcomers who’ll have major impacts right away.
After a tumultuous few weeks following Mario Cristobal’s departure, Dan Lanning picked up the pieces and made sure Oregon football’s 2022 class finished strong.
The Ducks finished with the No. 25 class in the country which was shockingly impressive considering how much they lost and the fact that there are only 15 guys signed. They rose all the way from No. 63 the week before signing day to No. 25 which is a sign of things to come.
There’s plenty of talent in the Ducks’ 2022 class.
Which freshmen could play immediately for the Ducks in 2022?
Oregon has some key players returning to the secondary, but the Ducks are also losing All-American safety Verone McKinley and Mykael Wright. On top of that DJ James has transferred to Auburn, leaving a number of voids in that secondary.
Bryan Addison and Steve Stephens are back to lead the safeties, but the latter missed some time in 2021 which means that four-star safety Trejon Williams could come right in and compete.
The 5-11, 180-pound safety from Portland isn’t the biggest safety in the class, but he makes up for that with speed and aggressiveness. He’s the No. 274 overall recruit and 24th-best safety in the 2022 class and I could see him pushing for playing time immediately.
If Stephens isn’t ready to go for the season opener, don’t be surprised if Williams cracks the starting lineup.