Cristobal, Ducks Welcome Record Setting Class of New Recruits

Oregon head football coach Mario Cristobal addresses the media to open fall camp August 5, 2018.

The internet age has seen an explosion in the number of outlets covering high school recruiting and while the process of allocating elite high school athletes to the athletic department of your local state institution of higher learning is anything but a science it has become a year round activity that culminates with a national letter of intent signing ceremony.

But more than the expansion in the number of outlets focused on quantifying and proselytizing the athletic talents of kids as young as 12 years old our new technologies have given rise to an equal and not necessarily opposed rise in the number of outlets for the athletic department of your local state institution of higher learning to promote itself.

And as interest among the public has grown, new methods for connecting the pubic to the well being of the program have become indispensable tools for both the marketing and operations sides of the department.

Over the past have dozen years Oregon has been forced to come to terms with a new landscape in athlete acquisition across all the scholarship sports but it has been football that has led the way.

Rich Brooks and Mike Bellotti took whoever the others overlooked or didn’t want and coached them up – a process that took decades to bear full fruit. Chip Kelly assumed control of a legacy process that melded perfectly with his coaching/teaching philosophy as he transitioned from the offensive coordinator to head coach.

Mark Helfrich’s journey was supposed to follow a similar path but in a different time that proved to be impossible. While all his predecessors were beneficiaries of a reliable network of person-to-person relationships a whole generation was growing up with instant access to a virtual network of peers.

You can’t be building horse buggies in the age of rockets and Oregon’s traditionalism was in need of a shake up if it were to continue the on field success it had come to enjoy under Kelly.

Helfrich’s loyalty to his long tenured staff brought him a boatload of good karma as the current offensive coordinator of the NFC division champion Chicago Bears but at that earlier moment in time, the tectonic plates of the collegiate recruiting universe would no longer allow the Ducks to stand pat.

Most don’t speak kindly of Willie Taggart, Helfrich’s one year replacement but during the time Taggart was head coach the athletic department was able to engineer an aggressive, coherent social media policy to connect both with fans and with potential student athletes in a way that markedly elevated Oregon’s visibility across the recruiting blogosphere.

After mostly salvaging the 2018 recruiting class Taggart had put in place before leaving for Tallahassee, current head coach Mario Cristobal was able to bear the full rewards of the Oregon framework in his first full recruiting cycle and what a haul he has attracted to Eugene.

Starting with the number one rated prospect in the country and running 22 athletes strong and split evenly between offense and defense, the 2019 Duck recruiting class is ranked at the top of the Pac-12 and fifth in the country, both historic bests for the program.

On field success isn’t a given for any athlete and as mentioned above, recruiting is still more art than science. A culture change was necessary to adapt to a new electronic landscape and if nothing else the accumulation of star rankings of the incoming class is testimony to its successful implementation in both the Casanova Center and the Hatfield-Dowlin Complex.

With only two early signing periods to use as reference it is still a shifting landscape but if Oregon’s success in the living rooms of student athletes across the nation in 2019 is replicated in coming recruiting cycles it won’t be by accident.

Translating marketing and talent acquisition into operational success will be measured in future wins and losses but as one learns in freshman economics that would be a considered a trailing indicator, something to be measured down the road. To get there you have to start here and in that Ducks are off to a very, very good start.

    ~ Rick Morgan
www.DuckNews.com

Courtesy of the University of Oregon Athletic Media Services office:

Malaesala Aumavae-Laulu | OL | 6-6/389 | Hilo, Hawaii

NAVARRO COLLEGE
Top-ranked tackle and No. 4 overall in the 247Sports junior college
composite rating … A consensus four-star prospect … Played two
seasons at Navarro College in Corsicana, Texas … Coached by
Jim Gush … Helped anchor an offense that averaged 464.4 yards
per game during sophomore year … Named honorable mention
All-Southwest Junior College Football Conference … Opened
holes for an offense that averaged 465.2 yards and 36.3 points
per game during freshman year … Chose Oregon over Alabama,
Arizona, Arkansas, Baylor, Florida, Florida State, Houston, Kansas
State, Nebraska, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, Ole Miss, Syracuse,
TCU, Tennessee, Texas A&M, USC, Utah, West Virginia and others.

HIGH SCHOOL
Played three seasons at Liberty High School in Las Vegas, Nev. …
A second-team all-state selection as a junior and senior … First-
team All-Southeast League selection as a senior … A first-team
All-Northwest League selection as a junior … Offense averaged
202.3 rushing yards per game during junior year in 2015.

Trikweze Bridges | S | 6-3/175 | Lanett, Ala.

HIGH SCHOOL
Rated a four-star and top 15 prospect in the state of Alabama by
ESPN and Rivals … Ranked No. 293 overall in the ESPN300, the
No. 22 safety in the class and No. 13 in Alabama … Tabbed the top
safety in Alabama and No. 25 at that positon in the class by Rivals
… Also ranked the No. 9 player in Alabama by Rivals … Coached by
Clifford Story Jr. at Lanett High School … Set state career records
for interceptions (38) and interceptions-return touchdowns (13) …
elected to represent Alabama in the Alabama-Mississippi All-Star
Game as a senior … Intercepted 10 passes and made 104 tackles,
helping lead Lanett High School to a 2A state title as a junior …
Caught 37 passes for 862 yards and nine touchdowns … Named
first-team 2A all-state as a sophomore … Led all 2A players with
11 interceptions while making 90 tackles … Four-year letterman
… Selected Oregon over Alabama, Duke, Florida, Florida Atlantic,
Florida State, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisville, LSU, Mississippi State,
Nebraska, Ohio State, Oklahoma, Ole Miss, Penn State, Southern
Miss, Tennessee, Troy, UCF and others.

Josh Delgado | WR | 5-11/180 | Carson, Calif.

HIGH SCHOOL
Consensus four-star and top 250 prospect by ESPN, Rivals and
247Sports … Also a consensus top five wide receiver in the state
of Florida … Tabbed the No. 197 overall recruit in the class and
the No. 30 wide out by Rivals … Ranked the No. 205 prospect
nationally, No. 26 wide receiver and No. 22 in Florida by 247Sports
… Finished No. 241 in the ESPN300 … Had a 247Sports composite
rating of No. 205 in the country and the No. 3 wide receiver in
Florida … Invited to the inaugural Pro Football Hall of Fame World
Bowl … Advanced to The Opening Finals … Played senior year at
IMG Academy after playing first three years at St. John Bosco
High School in Bellflower, Calif. … Coached by Kevin Wright at IMG
Academy … Had 12 catches for 157 yards and three TDs at IMG …
Named to the Long Beach Press-Telegram’s Preseason All-Area
Team in 2018 before transferring … First-team All-Trinity League
selection as a junior … Caught 55 passes for 960 yards and eight
touchdowns while averaging 17.5 yards per reception … Surpassed
the 100-yard mark five times … Averaged 16.9 yards per catch
as a sophomore … Chose Oregon over Arizona State, Arkansas,
Boston College, Colorado, Illinois, Indiana, Minnesota, Nebraska,
Oregon State, Purdue, San Diego State, UCF, UCLA, USC, Utah,
Washington, Washington State and others.

Sean Dollars | RB | 5-10/195 | Rancho Cucamonga, Calif.

HIGH SCHOOL
Tabbed the No. 1 all-purpose back in the class in the 247Sports
composite rating … Consensus four-star prospect by ESPN, Rivals
and 247Sports … Ranked the No. 72 overall prospect in the nation,
No. 2 all-purpose back and the No. 9 player in the state of California
by Rivals … Rated No. 164 in the ESPN300 … Also tabbed the No.
9 running back in the class and No. 22 prospect in California by
ESPN … Named to the PrepStar Top 150 Dream Team … Invited to
the Under Armour All-American Game and the Polynesian Bowl …
Advanced to The Opening Finals … Played senior season at Mater
Dei High School … Helped Mater Dei capture the CIF Open Division
championship and the CIF Division 1 Southern Section title in 2018
… Coached by Bruce Rollinson … Named to the All-Trinity League
first team as a senior … Went over 1,200 all-purpose yards for
the second straight year … Had over 100 all-purpose yards in five
games … Averaged 7.3 yards per carry and had 10 TDs on the
ground … Rushed for 586 yards on 80 carries … Caught 33 passes
for 480 yards and three TDs … Played sophomore and junior
seasons at Rancho Cucamonga High School … Coached by Nick
Baiz … Played with current Oregon standouts Thomas Graham Jr.
and Jaylon Redd in 2016 … Rushed for 919 yards and 16 TDs on
134 carries in 2017 … Also caught 12 passes for 184 yards and
a score … Had 1,232 all-purpose yards … Totaled four 100-yard
rushing games and one 100-yard receiving game … Had a rushing
TD in each of the last eight games and 10 of 12 contests played
… Rushed for 493 yards and two TDs as a sophomore … Chose
Oregon over Arizona, Arizona State, California, Colorado, Florida,
Florida State, Georgia, LSU, Mississippi State, Nebraska, Ole Miss,
Oregon State, TCU, UCLA, USC, Utah, Washington, Washington
State and others.

Brandon Dorlus | DL | 6-4/260 | Deerfield Beach, Fla.

HIGH SCHOOL
Consensus three-star prospect by ESPN, Rivals and 247Sports …
Ranked the No. 67 defensive end in the nation by ESPN and the
No. 80 player in the state of Florida … Also the No. 11 defensive
end in Florida by ESPN … Ranked the No. 69 strong-side defensive
end in the 247Sports composite rating … A two-year letterman at
Deerfield Beach High School … Coached by Jevon Glenn … As a
senior, earned first-team All-Broward County honors from both
the Sun Sentinel and Miami Herald after helping lead Deerfield
Beach to a 12-2 record, a District 8-A 11 championship and a spot
in the 8A FHSAA Football semifinals … Finished season with 74
tackles, 27 tackles for loss, 11 sacks, three forced fumbles, three
fumble recoveries and an interception (returned for TD) … Spent
freshman and sophomore years at Calvary Christian High School,
lettering as a sophomore … Chose Oregon over Auburn, Baylor,
Buffalo, Clemson, Florida, FIU, FAU, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa State,
Kansas, Kentucky, Louisville, Missouri, NC State, Northern Illinois,
Ole Miss, Pittsburgh, Purdue, Rutgers, Southern Miss, Syracuse,
Temple, Tennessee, USF, Utah, Virginia and Virginia Tech.

Ge’mon Eaford | LB | 6-2/230 | Deerfield Beach, Fla.

HIGH SCHOOL
Consensus four-star prospect by ESPN, Rivals and 247Sports
… Rated the No. 7 outside linebacker, No. 11 player in the state
of Florida and No. 74 overall in the ESPN300 … Top outside
linebacker in Florida by ESPN and No. 3 by 247Sports … Ranked
No. 178 overall in the 247 composite rating as well as the No. 9
outside linebacker and No. 32 player in Florida … Rated the No.
23 weak-side defensive end in the class by Rivals … Named to the
PrepStar Top 150 Dream Team … Invited to the Under Armour
All-American Game … A four-year letterman and three-year all-
county selection at Deerfield Beach High School … Coached by
Jevon Glenn … As a senior, earned first-team All-Broward County
honors from the Sun Sentinel and Miami Herald after helping lead
Deerfield Beach to a 12-2 record, a District 8-A 11 championship
and a spot in the 8A FHSAA Football semifinals … Finished season
with 81 tackles, 11 tackles for loss, three sacks, two interceptions,
two forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries … Following junior
season, named second-team Class 8A All-State and first-team
Broward 8A-6A by the Sun Sentinel after helping lead DBHS to
the District 8-A 11 championship … Totaled 67 tackles, 21 tackles
for loss, 14 sacks, an interception and two fumble recoveries
(1 for a TD) … Chose Oregon over Alabama, Arkansas, Auburn,
Baylor, Bowling Green, Buffalo, Charlotte, Clemson, Florida, FAU,
Florida State, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa State, Kansas State,
Kentucky, Louisville, LSU, Maryland, Miami, Michigan, Michigan
State, Missouri, NC State, Nebraska, North Carolina, Ohio, Ohio
State, Oklahoma, Ole Miss, Penn State, Pittsburgh, Purdue,
Rutgers, South Carolina, Syracuse, Tennessee, UCF, USF, Utah,
Virginia, Virginia Tech and Wisconsin.

Mase Funa | LB | 6-3/245 | Santa Ana, Calif.

HIGH SCHOOL
Consensus four-star prospect and top 100 player by ESPN, Rivals
and 247Sports … Finished No. 50 overall and the No. 8 player
in the state of California in the 247Sports composite rating …
Ranked the No. 5 overall outside linebacker in the class and No.
55 overall in the ESPN300 … The No. 4 inside linebacker in the
nation and No. 62 overall prospect by 247Sports … Top-ranked
inside linebacker in California by 247Sports and the top strong-
side defensive end in the state by Rivals … Rivals rated him the
No. 77 player in the country and the No. 6 strong-side defensive
end … Consensus top 11 player in California … Invited to play in the
Polynesian Bowl … Named to the PrepStar Top 150 Dream Team …
Missed senior season at Mater Dei High School with an injury …
Coached by Bruce Rollinson … As a junior, earned first-team All-CIF
Southern Section and first-team OC Register All-County honors …
Helped the Monarchs capture the CIF Division 1 Southern Section
championship and national title with a 15-0 record … Also earned
|first-team All-Trinity League recognition after finishing with 52
tackles, 6.5 sacks, three forced fumbles and two interception
returns for touchdowns … Chose Oregon over BYU, California,
Florida State, Notre Dame, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, Oregon
State, Tennessee, Texas, UCLA, USC and Utah.

Patrick Herbert | TE | 6-6/233 | Eugene

HIGH SCHOOL

Consensus four-star prospect by ESPN, Rivals and 247Sports
… Tabbed as the No. 1 overall recruit in the state of Oregon by
247Sports and No. 3 by ESPN … Consensus top-ranked tight end
in Oregon … Ranked the No. 235 overall prospect and the No.
10 tight end by Rivals … Listed as the No. 356 overall player by
247Sports and the No. 16 tight end in the country … Ranked the
No. 12 tight end-Y by ESPN … A three-year letterman at Sheldon
High School … Coached by Josh Line … Helped lead Sheldon
to a Southwest Conference championship and a runner-up
finish in the state tournament as a senior … Earned first-team
All-Southwest League honors as a tight end and second-team
recognition as a punter … Had 43 receptions for 797 yards and 11
touchdowns on offense, while finishing with 69 tackles, 10 tackles
for loss and seven sacks … Named first-team Oregon 6A All-State
as a tight end and honorable mention as a defensive lineman by
The Oregonian as a junior … Claimed first-team All-Southwest
Conference honors as both a tight end and defensive lineman
… Had 34 receptions for 462 yards and nine touchdowns, while
finishing with 66 tackles, 13 TFLs and two sacks in 2017… Finished
sophomore season with 22 catches for 300 yards and two TDs
… Also earned first-team All-Southwest Conference accolades in
basketball as a junior … Chose Oregon over California, Florida,
Nebraska, Oregon State and Penn State.

Camden Lewis | K | 6-0/185 | Cornelius, N.C.

HIGH SCHOOL
Consensus top 10 kicker by ESPN, Rivals and 247Sports … Ranked
a five-star prospect by Chris Sailer Kicking … A three-star prospect
by ESPN, Rivals and in the 247Sports composite rating … Fourth-
ranked kicker in the 247Sports composite rating … Ranked the
No. 4 kicker by 247Sports, No. 5 by Rivals and No. 10 by ESPN …
The champion of the 2018 NC Fall Camp on kickoffs, field goals
and overall … 2018 Vegas XXXI class of 2019 field goal last man
standing … 2018 Vegas XXXI field goal finalist … 2018 Vegas
XXI class of 2019 kickoff champion … 2018 Top 12 Camp invitee
… 2017 Vegas XXIX class of 2019 field goal last man standing …
2017 Top 12 Camp invitee … 2016 Vegas XXVIII class of 2019 field
goal champion … 2016 NC Summer Camp field goal champion and
2016 Fall Camp field goal champion … Coached by Matt Jenkins
at Hough High School … Named 2018 I-MECK 4A Punter/Kicker
of the Year after making 13 field goals with a long of 52 yards
as a senior … Scored 82 points for WAHHS including 58 PATs …
Averaged 58.1 yards on 84 kickoffs … As a junior, he connected on
five field goals and 55 PATs for 70 total points … Had a season-
long 51-yard field goal … Chose Oregon over East Carolina and
Minnesota.

Treven Ma’ae | OLB | 6-4/224 | Kapolei, Hawaii

HIGH SCHOOL
A four-star prospect, No. 52 defensive end in the country and
No. 2 player in the state of Nevada by ESPN … Ranked No. 46
nationally among weakside defensive ends and third overall
in the state in the 247 composite rating … Rated the No. 48
weakside defensive end and No. 4 player in Nevada according to
Rivals … Selected to play in the 2019 Polynesian Bowl … Played
senior season at Bishop Gorman High School after spending first
three years at Kapolei High School in Kapolei, Hawaii … Coached
by Kenny Sanchez at Bishop Gorman … Named first-team All-
Southwest League as a senior … Finished with eight sacks and
14 tackles for loss along with 44 tackles … Recorded at least half
a tackle for loss in 11 of 14 games, helping lead Bishop Gorman
to a Nevada 4A state title … Turned in best game of the year
against Foothill HS on Nov. 16, recording two sacks, 3.5 tackles
for loss and nine tackles … An honorable mention All-Hawaii
selection by ScoringLive as a junior at Kapolei HS … Selected
honorable mention all-state by the Honolulu Star Advertiser …
A second-team All-Oahu Interscholastic Association selection …
Finished season with six sacks and 8.5 tackles for loss … Had five
sacks and 23 tackles as a sophomore … Chose Oregon over Air
Force, Arizona State, Army, Boise State, California, Duke, Hawaii,
Louisville, Navy, Nebraska, Nevada, Oklahoma, TCU, USC, Utah,
Utah State, Vanderbilt, Virginia and Washington.

Drew Mathis | LB | 6-3/235 | Ventura, Calif.

AT MOORPARK COLLEGE
Rated the No. 48 overall junior college prospect by 247Sports
… Also ranked the No. 3 inside linebacker and No. 9 JC player
from the state of California … Played two seasons at Moorpark
College … Coached by Mike Stuart … Led team in tackles finishing
with 70 in nine games played, while adding 12 tackles for loss and
5.5 sacks … Finished second in the National Northern League in
tackles per game (7.8), fourth in tackles for loss, sixth in sacks and
ninth in total tackles … Had 13 tackles, two sacks and 3.5 tackles
for loss against El Camino … As a freshman, named first-team
All-Northern League … Finished with 85 tackles, eight tackles for
loss and two sacks … Made at least four tackles in every game,
including five double-digit performances … Redshirted at San
Diego State before transferring to Moorpark … Chose Oregon
over Baylor, Houston, Illinois, Nebraska, TCU, UCLA and UNLV.

HIGH SCHOOL
Named the Channel League Co-Defensive MVP as a senior at
Buena High School in 2015 … Coached by Tim Gutierrez … A first-
team All-Channel League selection as a junior after making 92
tackles, 4.5 sacks and 9.5 tackles for loss … Recorded at least four
tackles in every game … Finished with 17 tackles, 2.5 tackles for
loss and a sack against Saugas High School.

Cale Millen | QB | 6-3/190 | Snoqualmie, Wash.

HIGH SCHOOL

Consensus three-star prospect by ESPN, Rivals and 247Sports …
Ranked the No. 2 player in the state of Washington and No. 19
among pocket passing quarterbacks nationally by ESPN … Rated
the No. 4 player in Washington by Rivals and the No. 20 pro-
style quarterback … Finished as the No. 5 player in Washington
in the 247Sports composite rating … Rated the No. 18 pro-style
quarterback in the nation by 247Sports … Finished three-year
varsity career with 104 touchdown passes and only 19 interceptions
with a 69.7 completion percent for 8,288 yards … Coached by
Charlie Kinnune … Named the KingCo League Co-Offensive
MVP as a senior … Selected first-team All-State by the Seattle
Times … Threw 51 touchdown passes to just seven interceptions,
completing 75.9 percent of his passes (300-for-395) for 3,807|
yards … Also rushed for 453 yards and three TDs … Surpassed
300 yards passing seven times in 12 games … Finished with five
or more touchdown passes in seven games, including a pair of six-
touchdown performances and a seven-touchdown performance
… A first-team All-KingCo League selection as a junior … Had a
completed percentage of 67.4 percent (201-for-298) for 2,743
yards while tossing 35 touchdowns and only five interceptions
… Threw 26 touchdown passes over the final six games … As a
sophomore, averaged 248.3 passing yards per game and finished
with 18 TD passes and seven interceptions … Chose Oregon over
Arizona State, Northwestern, UCLA, Washington and Washington
State.

Mycah Pittman | WR | 5-11/195 | Calabasas, Calif.

HIGH SCHOOL
Consensus four-star and top 150 prospect by ESPN, Rivals and
247Sports … Top 100 player in the country by Rivals and 247Sports
… Consensus top three wide receiver in the state of California …
Ranked the No. 78 player in the class, No. 14 wide receiver and No.
15 player in California by 247Sports … Rated the No. 96 prospect
and No. 15 wide receiver by Rivals … Landed at No. 144 in the
ESPN300 as a top 20 wide receiver and top 20 player in California
… Finished with a 247Sports composite rating of No. 85 overall
… Named to the PrepStar Top 150 Dream Team … Invited to the
Polynesian Bowl … Advanced to The Opening Finals … Finished
with 177 catches for 3,129 yards and 32 TDs over three-year high
school career … Had 11 100-yard receiving games, including four
over 200 yards … Played junior and senior seasons at Calabasas
High School … Coached by Chris Claiborne … Posted 62 catches for
773 yards and 11 touchdowns as a senior in 2018 … Had six games
with six or more catches, highlighted 10 receptions for 129 yards
and two TDs against Sierra Canyon … Named to the Marmonte
All-League first team … First of two 1,000-yard receiving season
in high school came as a junior in 2017 … Earned All-CIF Southern
Section Division 2 first-team honors … Totaled 1,027 yards on 60
catches with 11 TDs … Had four games with multiple receiving TDs,
including three in wins over Valencia High School and Moorpark
High School … Played sophomore season in 2016 at Oaks Christian
High School … Hauled in 55 catches for 1,329 yards and 10 TDs …
Averaged 24.2 yards per catch … Produced five 100-yard receiving
games, including three over 200 yards … Finished with 13 catches
for 380 yards and two TDs against Murrieta Valley High School
… Chose Oregon over Alabama, Arizona, Arizona State, Boise
State, Boston College, California, Colorado, Florida, Fresno State,
Georgia, Indiana, Iowa State, Kansas, Louisville, LSU, Michigan,
Michigan State, Nebraska, Notre Dame, Ohio State, Oregon State,
Texas, Texas A&M, USC, Utah, Vanderbilt, Washington, Washington
State and others.

Sua’ava Poti | DL | 6-3/271 | Bellflower, Calif.

HIGH SCHOOL
Consensus three-star prospect and top 75 player in California
by ESPN, Rivals and 247Sports … Ranked the No. 12 defensive
tackle in the country and No. 44 overall prospect in California
by Rivals … Rated the No. 30 defensive tackle nationally and No.
58 overall in the state in the 247 composite rating … Selected to
play in the 2019 Polynesian Bowl … Participated in The Opening’s
Los Angeles Regional … Coached by Jason Negro … Named first-
team All-Trinity League as a senior … Made 67 tackles, including
seven for loss, and recorded five sacks and a forced fumble …
Had multiple stops in every game to help lead St. John Bosco to a
CIF Southern Section runner-up finish … Averaged 6.2 tackles per
game and had two tackles for loss and 1.5 sacks over four playoff
games … Selected to the Long Beach Press Telegram’s Preseason
All-Area team prior to the 2018 season … Missed most of junior
season due to injury … Chose Oregon over Boston College, BYU,
Colorado, Florida Atlantic, Illinois, LSU, Oklahoma, San Diego
State, San Jose State, TCU, Vanderbilt and Washington State.

Jonah Tauanu’u | OL | 6-5/327 | Harbor City, Calif.

HIGH SCHOOL
Consensus four-star and top 115 prospect by ESPN, Rivals and
247Sports … Ranked No. 74 overall nationally, the No. 10 offensive
tackle and the No. 14 player in the state of California in the
247Sports composite rating … Consensus top two offensive tackle
in California and top 20 talent in the state … Earned the No. 111
spot on the ESPN300 as the No. 13 offensive tackle … Ranked a top
100 prospect by 247Sports at No. 77 … Ranked the No. 111 overall
prospect by Rivals, as well as the No. 15 offensive tackle and No.
16 player from the Golden State … Invited to play in both the All-
American Bowl and the Polynesian Bowl … Named to the PrepStar
Top 150 Dream Team … A three-year letterman, with Narbonne
going 36-8 during those three seasons … Coached by Manuel
Douglas … As a senior, helped lead Narbonne to a 10-4 record,
a CIF Los Angeles City Section championship and a berth in the
CIF Division 1-AA SoCal Regional Football Championship Bowl
Game … Earned 2017 Football All-City Open Division Offensive
Lineman of the Year honors following junior season after helping
lead Narbonne to a 12-3 record and a win in the 2017 CIF Division
1-AA SoCal Regional Football Championship Bowl Game … As a
sophomore, earned first-team All-Marine League and second-
team All-City Section Division I after Narbonne finished 14-1 and
advanced to the 2016 CIF Division 1-AA SoCal Regional Football
Championship Bowl Game … Chose Oregon over Arizona, Auburn,
Boston College, Colorado, Florida, Louisville, LSU, Michigan,
Nebraska, Oklahoma, Ole Miss, Oregon State, Purdue, Tennessee,
USC, Utah, Washington and Washington State.

Kayvon Thibodeaux | DL | 6-5/243 | Westlake Village, Calif.

HIGH SCHOOL
Top-ranked player in the ESPN300 … Highest rated signee in
Oregon history … Consensus five-star prospect by ESPN, Rivals
and 247Sports … Finished as the top-ranked player in the state
of California and No. 2 nationally in the 247Sports composite
rating … Ranked the No. 10 prospect in the class by Rivals and
247Sports … Finalist for the ALL-USA Defensive Player of the Year
and the Bobby Dodd National Lineman of the Year … Invited to
play in 2019 Under Armour All-American Game and named a co-
captain for Team Sanders … Also invited to the inaugural Pro
Football Hall of Fame World Bowl … Named to the PrepStar Top
150 Dream Team … Recorded 54 career sacks over four years
… Had a sack in 16 of 27 games as a junior and senior at Oaks
Christian High School … Coached by Charles Collins … Named
Marmonte League Co-Player of the Year as a senior … Had 18
sacks and five forced fumbles along with 54 tackles … Turned in
six multi-sack performances, including three games with three
sacks … Named the Los Angeles Daily News’ Player of the Year as
a junior … The Ventura County Star’s Defensive Player of the Year
… CIF Southern Section Division 2 co-Defensive Player of the Year
… The Marmonte League co-MVP … Finished with 20 sacks, 28
tackles for loss, and 99 tackles … Had at least four tackles in every
game and had at least three sacks six times … Helped lead Oaks
Christian to a CIF Southern Section Division 2 title, finishing with
four sacks and six tackles in the title game against Valencia … Had
nine catches for 134 yards and three touchdowns as a tight end
… Attended Dorsey High School as a freshman and sophomore
… Named the CIF Los Angeles City Section Division I Defensive
Lineman of the Year as a sophomore … Recorded 17 sacks and
27 tackles for loss … Had four multi-sack games, recording three
or more in three games … Chose Oregon over Alabama, Arizona,
Arkansas, California, Colorado, Florida, Florida State, Fresno State,
Illinois, LSU, Miami, Michigan, Nebraska, Notre Dame, Oklahoma,
Oregon State, Tennessee, Texas, Texas A&M, USC, Utah, Utah
State, Virginia Tech, Washington, Washington State and others.

Isaac Townsend | OLB | 6-5/241 | Arvada, Colo.

HIGH SCHOOL
Consensus three-star and top four prospect in the state of
Colorado by ESPN, Rivals and 247Sports … Ranked the No. 2
player in Colorado and the No. 30 weakside defensive end in the
nation by Rivals … Tabbed the No. 4 player in Colorado by ESPN
and 247Sports … Coached by Matt Lloyd at Ralston Valley Senior
High School … Finished senior season with 51 tackles, 11 for loss,
and three sacks … Had multiple tackles in every game and multiple
tackles for loss four times … A second-team 5A all-state selection
as a junior … Named first-team All-Mount Wilson League … Made
65 tackles, including 15 for loss, and had six sacks … Recorded
multiple tackles for loss in four games, including a season-high of
four … Also a standout in basketball … Chose Oregon over Boise
State, Iowa State, Nebraska, Notre Dame, Tennessee, Virginia,
Washington State and others.

Keyon Ware-Hudson | DL | 6-3/303 | Duarte, Calif.

HIGH SCHOOL
Rated a four-star prospect by ESPN and Rivals … Consensus top
two defensive tackle in the state of California by ESPN, Rivals
and 247Sports … Ranked the No. 7 defensive tackle in the class
and the No. 162 overall prospect by Rivals … Also listed as the
No. 1 defensive tackle and No. 28 player in California by Rivals …
Ranked a top 25 defensive tackle in the class by ESPN (No. 24)
and 247Sports (No. 23) … Finished with a 247Sports composite
rating of No. 280 overall and the No. 18 defensive tackle … Played
junior and senior seasons at Mater Dei High School and freshman
and sophomore years at Vista Murrieta High School … Coached by
Bruce Rollinson at Mater Dei … Recorded 46 tackles, including 14.5
for loss, along with 6.5 sacks as a senior … Forced two fumbles and
recovered one, helping Mater Dei capture the CIF Open Division
championship and the CIF Division 1 Southern Section title in
2018 … Missed junior season with an injury … All-CIF Southern
Section Division 1 selection as a sophomore at Vista Murrieta …
Named first-team All-Southwestern League … Recorded 10 sacks
and 17 tackles for loss along with 62 total tackles … Made multiple
tackles for loss in five games and had multiple sacks three times
… Finished with 73 tackles and 6.5 sacks as a freshman … Chose
Oregon over Arizona, Boston College, Florida, Florida State,
Louisville, Michigan, Michigan State, Mississippi State, Nebraska,
Oregon State, TCU, Tennessee, UCLA, USC, Utah and Washington.

JR Waters | WR | 6-3/190 | Oxnard, Calif.

HIGH SCHOOL
Rated a four-star prospect and the No. 9 wide receiver in the
state of California by ESPN … Three-star recruit by Rivals and
247Sports … Also ranked the No. 51 prospect in California by ESPN
.. Tabbed the No. 76 wide out by 247Sports … Finished career at
Oxnard High School with 27 touchdown receptions in 21 games
… Coached by John Mack … Named the Pacific View League’s
Offensive Player of the Year as a senior … Caught a school-record
16 touchdown passes and finished with 39 receptions for 1,000
per catch to help lead Oxnard to a CIF Southern Section Division 6
runner-up finish … A first-team All-Pacific View League selection
as a junior … Played sophomore season at St. Bonaventure High
School … Averaged 23.7 yards per reception and caught four
touchdown passes … Chose Oregon over Arizona State, Colorado
State, Fresno State, Hawaii, Michigan, Nebraska, Nevada, New
Mexico, San Diego State, San Jose State, UNLV, Utah, Utah State,
UTEP, Washington State and Wyoming.

Lance Wilhoite | WR | 6-3/175 | Nashville, Tenn.

HIGH SCHOOL
Consensus four-star and top wide receiver in the state of
Tennessee by ESPN, Rivals and 247Sports … Rated a top two
player overall in Tennessee by ESPN and Rivals … Ranked the No.
55 overall prospect and the No. 10 wide receiver in the class by
Rivals … Came in at No. 96 in the ESPN300 as the No. 13 wide
out … Finished No. 134 overall in the 247Sports composite rating
… Named to the PrepStar Top 150 Dream Team … Four-year
letterman at Franklin Road Academy … Coached by Bill Whittemore
… Missed a good part of senior season due to injury … Turned in
a breakout junior season in 2017 with 69 catches for 1,089 yards
and 13 touchdowns … Had four 100-yard games, including 233
yards on 12 catches against Goodpasture Christian High School
… Had a TD catch in eight games and double-digit receptions in
three contests … Finished with 64 tackles and one interception …
Totaled 17 catches for 273 yards and three TDs as a sophomore
… Contributed 14 catches for 179 yards and a TD on offense as a
freshman in 2016 … Added 34 tackles and an interception on the
defensive side of the ball … Chose Oregon over Arkansas, Auburn,
Cincinnati, Clemson, Florida, Florida State, Indiana, Kentucky,
Louisville, LSU, Memphis, Miami, Mississippi State, Missouri, NC
State, Ohio State, Ole Miss, Penn State, Purdue, South Carolina,
Tennessee, South Florida, Vanderbilt and Virginia Tech.

Jayvaun Wilson | RB | 6-2/215 | Valencia, Calif.

HIGH SCHOOL
Consensus three-star prospect by ESPN, Rivals and 247Sports …
Rated the No. 19 athlete and the No. 346 prospect in the class by
247Sports … Ranked the No. 34 running back in the nation by ESPN
… A top 5 athlete in California by 247Sports … Had 34 touchdowns
over his three seasons … Coached by Larry Muir … Averaged 6.1
yards per carry on 47 attempts in an injury-shortened senior
season … Finished with 286 yards and two touchdowns … Named
first-team All-Foothill League as a junior … Ran for 19 touchdowns
and 724 yards on 75 carries, averaging 9.7 yards per attempt …
Surpassed the 100-yard mark three times and scored multiple
touchdowns in six games to help lead Valencia High School to a
Foothill League title and CIF Southern Section Division 2 runner-
up finish … Earned first-team All-Santa Clarita Valley honors
from the Santa Clarita Valley Signal as a sophomore … A first-
team All-Foothill League selection at defensive back … Rushed
for 378 yards and eight TDs and averaged 9.7 yards per carry …
Chose Oregon over Arizona, Arizona State, California, Colorado,
Nebraska, Oregon State, Utah and Washington.

Mykael Wright | CB | 5-11/180 | Valencia, Calif.

HIGH SCHOOL
Top-ranked cornerback in the nation and No. 19 overall in the
ESPN300 … Consensus four-star prospect and top 85 player
in the country by ESPN, Rivals and 247Sports … Rated a top
10 player in the state of California by ESPN and 247Sports …
Consensus top two cornerback in California … Finished No. 43
overall, No. 6 corner and No. 7 in California in the 247Sports
composite rating … Rated the No. 2 player in California by ESPN
behind fellow Oregon signee Kayvon Thibodeaux … Invited to
the Under Armour All-American game and the Polynesian Bowl
… Advanced to The Opening Finals … Named to the PrepStar
Top 150 Dream Team … Spent senior season at Antelope Valley
High School … Played sophomore and junior seasons at Valencia
Section Division 2 co-Offensive Player of the Year and the Foothill
League Player of the Year as a junior in 2017 … Caught 55 passes
for 1,317 yards and 18 touchdowns … Had six 100-yard receiving
games … Hauled in a TD pass in each of the first six games and
each of the last five games … Also rushed for 341 yards and four
TDs on just 22 carries (15.5 yards per rush) … Intercepted two
passes and forced a fumble … All-CIF Southern Section Division
2 honoree as a sophomore … Had 31 catches for 669 yards and
eight TDs … Finished with seven interceptions … Chose Oregon
over Alabama, Arizona, Arizona State, Colorado, Colorado State,
Florida, Michigan, Nebraska, Oregon State, Tennessee, Texas,
UCLA, USC, Utah and Washington.