July 26, 2021

Oregon Ducks: Likely for all-time recruiting 7 days in soccer, men’s basketball

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Recruiting weeks don’t get significantly even larger than the a single the College of Oregon will be going through in the coming days.

And it starts with a bang.

Consensus five-star defensive lineman J.T. Tuimoloau, the nation’s No. 1 in general prospect, arrived on campus Sunday for his formal check out.

The 6-foot-5, 280-pound lineman, out of Eastside Catholic Large University (Sammamish, Washington), has presently taken outings to Washington, USC and Ohio State, and will get a final take a look at to Alabama before building a conclusion.

If the Ducks ended up to land the coveted superstar, Tuimoloau would eclipse Oregon defensive conclude/edge-rusher Kayvon Thibodeaux as the maximum-rated prospect in application history, as he is rated as the No. 24 recruit of all-time (Thibodeaux, No. 51).

Not to be outdone, the Oregon men’s basketball plan is a major threat to land 247Sports activities 5-star level guard Dior Johnson, who announces his determination Friday amid finalists Alabama, Kentucky, Oregon, Washington and a pro time abroad in Australia/New Zealand.

The 6-foot-3, 180-pound floor standard, out of Centennial High School (Corona, California), is rated as the nation’s No. 1 issue guard and No. 3 over-all prospect.

According to 247Sports activities director of basketball scouting Jerry Meyer, Johnson jobs as a similar talent to Sacramento Kings star De’Aaron Fox:

“Good length and stature for a level guard. Brief athlete with excellent system control. Has tremendous instincts as a driver and passer. Provides the tricky go. Finishes the tough shot. Higher amount lay up maker. Has numerous fade away moves to his right shoulder. Shoots the ball very well ample to be regarded a 3-amount scorer. Has opportunity to rebound his placement effectively and be a dangerous versatile defender. Has bounced all-around to various superior faculty which some check out as a yellow flag.”

Landing Johnson would be a substantial “get” for Altman and his personnel, and could go a extended way in helping secure five-star combo guard Zion Cruz, who is slated to take an official stop by to Oregon in the coming weeks.

The allure of participating in overseas will be solid, having said that.

According to Joe Tipton of TiptonEdits, Johnson’s present from the NBL could achieve $1.2 million.

Oregon is also awaiting the Sunday determination of 247Athletics 4-star modest forward Ramel Lloyd Jr., who is rated the nation’s No. 67 overall prospect.

The 6-foot-6, 190-pound wing, out of Sierra Canyon High Faculty (Woodland Hills, California), took an early June pay a visit to to Eugene and the Ducks are firmly in the combine.

Exterior of Tuimoloau’s pay a visit to and Johnson and Lloyd’s university conclusions, Oregon football is slated to host a major assortment of official guests this week, highlighted by All-American broad receiver Andre Inexperienced Jr., rapid-increasing move-catcher Brenen Thompson, De La Salle (CA) 4-star cornerback Zeke Berry and quite a few other individuals.

Web hosting the greatest-rated football prospect in program historical past although awaiting phrase from the what would be the best-rated basketball pledge in method background makes for an historic week… potentially.

— Andrew Nemec | anemec@oregonian.com | @AndrewNemec

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