Recruiting Update: Heralded Safety Visits & Ragin Plays Waiting Game
Oregon has had its share of high-profile recruits visit over the course of the season. Saturday was no different as the Ducks played host to arguably the top prep safety in the nation, Leon McQuay III (5-Star/Seffner, FL/Rivals#2-RatedS). A ballhawk with punishing tackling ability, the 6’2″ 185 lb. McQuay will remind We, The Duck Faithful, of former Oregon greats Patrick Chung and Eddie Pleasant.
Another visitor, local product Evan Colorito (2-Star/Beaverton, OR), was on-hand to witness Oregon’s move to 8-0. An imposing outside linebacker at 6’4″ 218 lbs., Colorito will need to improve his 40 time (4.72/40) in order to generate continued interest from Linebackers Coach Don Pellum. With only one backer, Tyrell Robinson (4-Star/San Diego, CA/Rivals250), committed in the 2013 class, expect to see the Ducks examine their potential targets with elevated scrutiny.
While only a junior, versatile athlete Henry Mondeaux (NR/Portland, OR) is already garnering attention from the coaching staff. “I went to Oregon …and they gave me a real nice tour and everything,” said Mondeaux. “Oregon is a great school and they have a lot to offer.” Playing both sides of the ball at the high school level and boasting some of the better hands in the state, Mondeaux at 6’4″ 225 lbs., could be an heir apparent to current Duck hybrid Colt Lyerla . “I’m thinking tight end might be my best position in college. I’m working on getting stronger right now and holding my run-blocks better.”
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