Two 4-star 2024 linebackers commit to Oregon

Roughly 45,000 fans filled Autzen Stadium as the Oregon Ducks host their annual spring game Saturday, April 29, 2023, in Eugene, Ore.Football Oregon Football Spring Game
Roughly 45,000 fans filled Autzen Stadium as the Oregon Ducks host their annual spring game Saturday, April 29, 2023, in Eugene, Ore.Football Oregon Football Spring Game /

Oregon Ducks land two 4-star 2024 linebacker commitments

The Oregon Ducks have been looking to address the defense with future commitments, especially the linebackers and secondary.  This has continued to be the case as of the last few weeks, with the Ducks landing two more linebacker commitments, both of whom are 4-star prospects.  The two linebackers are Kamar Mothudi from Los Alamitos High School in California, and Dylan Williams from Long Beach Poly also in California.

According to 247Sports both of these linebackers are top 30 at their position in this class, with Mothudi being top 20 on top of that.  Defensive coordinator/linebackers coach Tosh Lupoi and defensive assistant Rashad Wadood took point on both recruitments and were able to land both commitments within a week of each other.

What does linebacker Kamar Mothudi offer the Oregon Ducks?

Kamar Mothudi is a quality addition to the linebacker room in Oregon, ranked as the 18th-best linebacker in the 2024 class according to 247Sports.  At 6’3″ and 220 pounds, he already has good size for the linebacker position, and has room to build onto his frame.  He also has shown his athleticism as a runningback previously, while this is not expected to be the position he continues with.

The two other teams who had the most interest were Michigan and Michigan State who both had recruiters attempting to pursue him.  On top of those teams, there were also some other major colleges in the running, including Utah, Washington, Arizona, Texas, UCLA, and others.

According to MaxPreps, he had 149 carries for 1,345 yards and 18 rushing touchdowns as a runningback in the last season.  On defense, he had 104 total tackles (73 solo, 31 assisted), 11 tackles for loss, 1.5 sacks, two interceptions, two pass deflections, and a fumble recovery.  Overall, very statistically active with high upside as a linebacker prospect.

What does linebacker Dylan Williams offer the Oregon Ducks?

On the other side of things, Dylan Williams has been a menace in the backfield with an exorbitant amount of tackles for loss.  He ranks as the 27th best linebacker in the 2024 class according to 247Sports, and the 24th best player in California in this class.  He is a similar build at Mothudi at well at 6’2″ 1/2 and 210 pounds.

In terms of teams recruiting him, he was being recruited by 30 other teams alongside Oregon, which included some big name organizations.  Tennessee, Texas, Utah, TCU, Penn State, Michigan, Michigan State, Florida State, Alabama, and many others were among this list.

According to MaxPreps, in 2022-2023 he had 79 total tackles (53 solo, 36 assisted), with 25.5 tackles for loss, 4.5 sacks, seven pass deflections, an interception, and a fumble recovery.  On top of that, he blocked two punts and a field goal last season.  The athleticism of Williams is clear, but the statistics make it even more clear that he has the talent to make it at the collegiate level and potentially above.  A solid recruitment from Oregon overall to get a good talent and also outwork some major colleges.