Up-and-coming east coast product Jahque Alleyne (3-Star/Virginia Beach, VA) recently indicated that a cross-country visit is in the works.
“I don’t know the dates yet, but (a visit to) Oregon (is going to happen),” said Alleyne.
At 6-foot-1, 180 lbs., Alleyne has taken snaps all over the field, but shines brightest on the edge as a wide receiver and cornerback. When not hauling in passes from his quarterback, Alleyne uses all of his stout frame to remind opponents who controls the passing lanes, dishing out physical play and honing his nose-for-the-ball instincts on a game-by-game basis.
Secondary front man John Neal no doubt identified Alleyne early as a prep who attacks opposing offenses and uses superior control in the air to come down with passes. If the distance factor can be overcome, Alleyne could easily wind up a Duck following his senior season, as official visits to Eugene seem to reel in even the staunchest of home bodies.
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Another athlete gaining Oregon favor, Malik Lovette (4-Star/Redlands, CA/Rivals250), has confirmed a visit to Oregon at the end of August.
Rapidly becoming a recruiting trail who’s who, Lovette may be a sleeper quack waiting to happen.
“Oregon is in great shape with Lovette,” said DuckTerritory’s Justin Hopkins. “I’m all in with Lovette (to become a Duck).
Standing 5’10, 193 lbs., Lovette’s open field vision and burst on the edge makes him an ideal fit for Oregon’s blur offense. Having lined up as both a running back and receiver, Lovette’s versatility would make him an ideal TAZR for head coach Mark Helfrich, a role that may take a hiatus this coming season.
Oregon’s final test with Lovette will no doubt be comfort. Already well versed in Duck-like strategy, Lovette’s interaction with Oregon players and staff at the end of the month could seal the deal for his signed LOI, stay tuned.
Somewhat lost in translation at the end of July was the transfer of former Georgia Tech signal-caller Ty Griffin (2-Star/Kennesaw, GA) to Oregon. While Griffin will no doubt provide stability to quarterback depth, the bigger impact will be felt in that his younger brother and Duck commit, Taj Griffin (4-Star/Powder Springs, GA/Rivals100) is now untouchable by the rest of the country. While there were never any warning signs that the younger Griffin was thinking about other programs since his commitment to Helfrich & Co. in April, the reunion with his older brother solidifies his direction in 2015.
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