During an official visit last weekend, top JUCO dual-threat passer Tanner McEvoy (4-Star/Oradell, NJ) received an offer to bolster Oregon’s quarterback depth. While not currently willing to commit, the Ducks appear to be the frontrunner to land the versatile southwest-based signal caller. With his stock rising and current quarterback Bryan Bennett’s possible switch to defense, expect a decision from the 6’6″, 200 lb. McEvoy to come to fruition in the near future.
Heading into Eugene at the end of the week, nationally touted tight end prospect Durham Smythe (3-Star/Belton, TX) will meet with Oregon coaches in an effort to gauge possible involvement in Chip Kelly’s Blur offense. “I like the fact that their offense is very fast-paced, which is something I’ve become familiar with through my high school,” said Smythe. “At the same time, they like to include a tight end in most of their spread sets which is unique in that scheme.” A sturdy 6’6″, 230 lbs., Smythe uses impressive physical strength to not only free himself up in space but effectively block for fellow receivers. Look for a program decision to come on or around National Signing Day (February 6th).
Monday night, “southern smog” commit and longtime Oregon target Nico Falah (4-Star/Bellflower, CA/Rivals250) hosted Chip Kelly for an in-home visit. “He was flat out real and told me exactly what I wanted to hear. My parents absolutely loved him and said they wouldn’t mind me going to Oregon,” said Falah. “Oregon has always been a contender (to land me), but this visit certainly helped their chances.”
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