Recruiting Update: Local Product on the Rise

Football Recruiting

WR Jordan Morgan (2-Star/Beaverton, OR)

WR Jordan Morgan (2-Star/Beaverton, OR)

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Local Southridge product, Jordan Morgan (2-Star/Beaverton, OR) is rapidly gaining popularity around the Oregon water cooler. If his spring is any indication, the 6-foot-3, 197-pound, wide receiver will be a contender to land an Oregon offer come camp season.

Oregon’s wide receiver coach Matt Lubick is also talking to me a on a daily basis now,” said Morgan. “We talk every day and he’s a really cool guy. He said they’re interested and that if I perform well at camp with their top guys there I will get an offer.”

A route-runner with speed to burn (4.5/40), Morgan’s ability to find space after the catch would set him up well to thrive in the Ducks’ offense. A big senior season will all but guarantee his signature on an Oregon LOI come signing day.

The Ducks are no stranger to tab athlete prospects who excel on both sides of the ball. Jack-of-all-trades J.T. Gray (3-Star/Coolidge, AZ) garnered an Oregon offer for his tenacious play in the secondary, but figures to have the opportunity to make an impact on offense.

Oregon said they are recruiting me for both sides of the ball,” said Gray. “They told me I can play safety or running back and it’s up to me. I think I prefer safety, but I want to compete for early playing time so I’ll do that wherever I can.”

A 6-foot-1, 180-pound speedster, Gray could wind up committing to Oregon before his senior season and will announce his decision directly after he ends his prep career.

Heading into 2014, defensive line figures to be a point of heavy interest as the Ducks look to reload after a number of senior departures. Defensive end Matt Dickerson (3-Star/San Mateo, CA) received one of Oregon’s latest offers and guaranteed new line coach Ron Aiken a visit sometime this summer.

Oregon said they saw my film and decided to offer about a week later,” said Dickerson. “It’s a great program with lots of history and they won another big bowl game last season. I definitely have a really high interest level in Oregon.”

Standing 6-foot-5 and weighing 275 pounds, Dickerson called the nod from Eugene a “game-changer” and could be easily one of Aiken’s biggest gets heading into next year.

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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