The Athletic is following Oregon recruiting with this commitment tracker. Here’s a look at who has committed to the Ducks so far in the Class of 2022, with the most recent commitments listed first (all rankings per the 247Sports Composite):
National rank (as of July 1): 9
Pac-12 rank: 1
Players committed: 13
Ranking:?No. 215 overall, No. 31 WR
Commitment date:?July 1, 2021
A big win here for the Ducks. Not only does Oregon get a sizable four-star receiver to add to a position already loaded with talent, but the Ducks landed the 6-foot-4 Anderson over a few key schools — Anderson visited Notre Dame, Penn State and USC before closing with Oregon this week. Anderson’s commitment was the third of the day for the Ducks, on a Thursday that began with Oregon ranked 20th and ended with the Ducks sitting at No. 9.
Hometown: Duncanville, Texas
Ranking:?No. 440 overall, No. 43 offensive tackle
Commitment date: July 1, 2021
The Ducks certainly had competition for Williams, a three-star who is massive at 6-foot-5 and 360 pounds. After visiting Oregon on June 4, Williams went to Miami, Oklahoma and Texas Tech before finishing out his month of visits with home-state Texas. Still, the Ducks were able to snag Williams and add him to a list of growing offensive line depth. Summing up his abilities, Williams told The Athletic it’s not too complicated: “I’m just long and really hard to get around.”
Hometown: Chatsworth, Calif.
High School:?Sierra Canyon
Ranking:?No. 1,144 overall, No. 116 OT
Commitment date:?July 1, 2021
Wooten committed to Oregon just a few hours before Williams, adding his 6-foot-6 and 290-pound frame to Alex Mirabal’s offensive line. The three-star visited Oregon the last weekend of June and committed to the Ducks over his other finalist, Colorado. Wooten is Oregon’s first offensive line recruit from California since Jonah Tauanu’u signed in the 2019 class. Of the 17 offensive linemen the Ducks have signed under Mario Cristobal, just four have been from California, three of whom — Chris Randazzo, Tauanu’u and Justin Johnson — medically retired and played a combined three games.
Hometown: Montgomery, Ala.
High School: Montgomery Catholic Preparatory
Ranking: No. 199 overall, No. 23 LB
Commitment date: June 28, 2021
By pulling Dudley out of Alabama and away from the Crimson Tide, who were among his finalists, Oregon secured the services of a top-200 overall linebacker for the fifth consecutive season. Dudley is 6-foot-1, 220 pounds and is the second player from Alabama — Tanner Bailey being the first — this cycle whom Oregon earned a commitment from over the home-state Crimson Tide. Dudley also considered UCF, but Oregon was viewed as the front-runner since his June 4 official visit.
Sco ducks I loved every bit of it, I’ll be back @CoachKWils @CoachDonJ @CoachJsalavea @CoachKwameUO @coach_cristobal @JRMoala @CoachJ_Ortiz @KirkBarron73 @SamPopper_ @CoachKPerk @TimDeRuyter @coachfeld @CoachWoodiel @BallCoachJoeMo @CoachMirabal @CoachBDub @CoachYates77 pic.twitter.com/idr64RjMjy
— Tj “bull” Dudley (@HollywoodHtu) June 8, 2021
Hometown: Henderson, Nev.
High School: Liberty
Ranking: No. 789 overall, No. 111 DL
Commitment date: June 5, 2021
When Mells decommitted from Washington in March, the 310-pound three-star defensive lineman said he wanted the opportunity to meet face-to-face with other schools, especially as his recruiting stock rose following his December pledge to the Huskies.
“The energy is just different,” Mells said of in-person recruiting. “Only a handful of students get the opportunity to experience this. I’m definitely pumped up about it.”
He visited Oregon on the first busy weekend of June — choosing the Ducks over the likes of Washington and USC. Mells is Oregon’s second commitment along the defensive line for the class.
“I love Oregon,” Mells told The Athletic in May prior to his visit. “It seems like a second family for all the guys.”
SCO DUCKS pic.twitter.com/BELbOsMxbV
— Sir Mells (@SirMells40) June 6, 2021
Hometown: Lancaster, Texas
High School: DeSoto
Ranking: No. 486 overall, No. 65 WR
Commitment date: March 31, 2021
The Ducks pulled in one of 2021’s best classes at receiver and are now building the 2022 group with Johnson, who committed to Oregon over Arizona State, Colorado, USC, Houston and others. After adding three receivers who are 6-foot-2 or taller in 2021, Johnson, at 6-foot, comes as a needed addition to the slot. Johnson caught 33 passes for 469 yards and five touchdowns during his junior year in 2020. He recently transferred from Lancaster High to nearby DeSoto.
Hometown: Portland, Ore.
High School: Jefferson
Ranking: No. 207 overall, No. 13 safety
Commitment date: March 26, 2021
Williams became the second player from Oregon to commit to the Ducks this cycle, joining Portland’s Central Catholic outside linebacker Emar’rion Winston. Williams picked Oregon over Cal, Oregon State, Washington, USC, Arizona State and others. He was initially recruited at Cal by Marcel Yates, who was hired in February as Oregon’s defensive backs coach. The Ducks have also offered Williams’ teammate, Lamar Washington, a three-star outside linebacker.
Hometown: Gordo, Ala.
High school: Gordo
Ranking: No. 217 overall, No. 15 QB
Commitment date: March 8, 2021
Bailey’s grandpa Ken Bailey played quarterback at Alabama for Bear Bryant. His father, Lance Bailey, played quarterback at Auburn. Even with that SEC lineage, Oregon offensive coordinator Joe Moorhead, a former SEC head coach at Mississippi State, was able to lure the third-generation quarterback to Eugene, where he’ll join a roster that currently has three four-star quarterbacks with three-plus years of eligibility remaining.
Hometown: Sallis, Miss. / McAdams High
Junior college: Mississippi Gulf Coast
Commitment date: March 2, 2021
At 360 pounds, Lewis is the latest monster Cristobal offensive line recruit, joining fellow gargantuans such as Penei Sewell (349 pounds), Malaesala Aumavae-Laulu (345 pounds) and Faaope Laloulu (390 pounds) from past recruiting classes. Lewis committed to Oregon over offers from Auburn and Syracuse. He changed from the defensive to offensive line during his one year in junior college. Cristobal has found linemen in the juco ranks previously, including Aumavae-Laulu, T.J. Bass and George Moore in the years before him.
Hometown: Arlington, Texas
High School: Mansfield Timberview
Ranking: No. 351 overall, No. 21 safety
Commitment date: Feb. 20, 2021
Hullaby, a 6-footer, comes with an offers list nearly 30 schools deep, and the Ducks flexed a bit in landing him out of a top 10 that included in-state Texas, Baylor and TCU, as well as Auburn. Hullaby, the younger brother of Longhorns linebacker Jaden Hullaby, committed to Oregon sight unseen before visiting campus this June.
Made by @mrhullabytx https://t.co/RxJmFUtcOS
— Lando Hullaby. (@_Lhull22_) June 28, 2021
Hometown: San Diego, Calif.
High school: St. Augustine
Ranking: No. 246 overall, No. 33 DL
Commitment date: Jan. 27, 2021
Elite defensive linemen don’t populate the West Coast, and Oregon’s roster is a reflection, made up of ends and tackles from Florida, Tennessee, Georgia, Alabama, North Carolina and Hawai’i. The Ducks found a rare star with the California-produced Kayvon Thibodeaux in 2019, and hope to have struck again in 2022 with Halton, who comes from USC territory. “It was obvious to me that Oregon was the choice because a lot of other schools were talking down on Oregon,” Halton tweeted following his commitment. “Oregon talked nothing but Oregon.”
Hometown: Mustang, Okla.
High School: Mustang
Ranking: No. 446 overall, No. 19 TE
Commitment date: Sept. 15, 2020
Oregon’s depth at tight end is really starting to take shape. The Ducks had one of the best hauls at the position in 2021 with the addition of Terrance Ferguson and Moliki Matavao, and Dollar’s 2022 commitment adds to a position that figures to feature more prominently in Moorhead’s offense as talent allows.
Hometown: Portland, Ore.
High School: Central Catholic
Ranking: No. 398 overall, No. 21 edge
Commitment date: July 16, 2020
Winston became the first member of Oregon’s 2022 class when he committed nearly a year ago. Winston is the younger brother of former Oregon linebacker La’Mar Winston Jr., who tallied 110 tackles in four seasons with the Ducks, and current USC redshirt sophomore Eli’jah Winston. Emar’rion Winston is the No. 3 in-state player.
(Photo of Mario Cristobal: Harry How / Getty Images)
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