Recruiting Update: 5-Star PF has Oregon on Shortlist

PF/SF Aaron Gordon (5-Star/San Jose, CA/Rivals150)

Basketball Recruiting


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.

Not more than a week after garnering an Oregon offer, shooting guard Darin Johnson (NR/Sacramento, CA) professed his intention to visit the Ducks. “I will be taking my official visit to Oregon from September 14th to the 16th, said Johnson. “I know Arik Armstead and Dominic Artis, and everything they’ve told me about the coaching staff at Oregon and the program is very good.”

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.

Football Recruiting


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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Mark Flores, a Salem, OR resident, is a Firefighter/Paramedic and an avid Oregon Ducks supporter. A graduate of nearby Corban University with a Bachelors Degree in English-Journalism, Flores is a Ducks football season-ticket holder (since 2010) with plans of pursuing his masters degree at the U of O. A passionate and knowledgeable Ducks fan with a heavy interest in Oregon athletics and recruiting, Flores, a former lacrosse player, brings a wealth of knowledge of Oregon teams not readily covered by the media.Flores has over seven years of professional journalism experience, including writing for the Statesman Journal in Salem and holding the position of Sports Editor for the Hilltop News (Corban University). He brings his detailed knowledge of recruiting and athletics to the FishDuck team, and welcomes your feedback.Author's Note: "I do not capitalize our rival, "that other school", nor any other institution outside of our beloved UNIVERSITY OF OREGON. WTD!!!"Twitter: @MarkDFlores