Recruiting Update: 5-Star PF has Oregon on Shortlist
Incoming freshman point guard Dominic Artis (4-Star/Henderson, NV/Rivals150) may provide Oregon an inside route to land power forward Aaron Gordon (5-Star/San Jose, CA/Rivals150). Both preps shared the jersey of the famed AAU squad Oakland Soldiers, and the summer ball connection could prove valuable for a Dana Altman team on the rise. “I am going to try to get up there in August and I will officially visit Oregon,” said Gordon. A hybrid tweener who finds success down low or out on the wing, Gordon’s 6’8, 205 lb. frame could produce instant dividends in the Duck’s up-tempo style.
An athletic 6’4, 180 lb. scorer, Johnson has been compared to NBA superstar Russell Westbrook due to a combination of athleticism and team facilitation. Johnson added that Oregon is “one of my top schools,” and figures to be a top Ducks target throughout his senior year.
Rising lineman prospect J.D. Hinnant (3-Star/Fountain Valley, CA) recently named Oregon to his program consideration shortlist. “With Oregon, I have a great relationship with coach (Steve) Greatwood…(Oregon) is one of the top programs in the country every year, and we run a similar offense so I feel like could transition.” At 6’5, 260 lbs., Hinnant controls both sides of the line at the prep level, but will need to bulk up in order to see significant playing time in Lightning Yellow and Thunder Green.
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Two defensive stoppers, linebacker Myles Jack (3-Star/Bellevue, WA) and safety/rover Keishawn Bierria (3-Star/Harbor City, CA) have maintained a healthy amount of communication with Oregon coaches.
Jack, a 6’2, 215 lb. commit to “the other school in Los Angeles,” indicated that he’s still open to different options. “I’ve been talking to coach Pellum, the linebackers coach, and then I’ve been talking to coach Nick Aliotti, the defensive coordinator, so I’ve pretty much been talking to them all summer,” said Jack. “(Oregon) is definitely in the running for a visit.”
At 6’1, 210 lbs., Bierria doubles as an outside linebacker/safety hybrid and stated that “Oregon says they need to see me on the field to evaluate me some more…They should be by this fall to give me a look.”
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