Oregonian / OregonLive’s Andrew Nemec takes a numbers-based look at the Oregon Ducks 2021 football recruiting class
22 – Dedicated outlook for scholarships in Oregon recruiting course entering early signing period
3 Oregon’s ranking nationally at Rivals, the highest in program history
6 – The ranking on 247Sports, which is also a program best
3 – For years in a row, the Ducks were able to finish with the No. 1 recruitment class in the Pac-12. Oregon is entering the early signing period and sitting at number 3 nationally, while USC is second in the conference at number 11. The gap may be too big for the Trojans to bridge, although they are considered a serious contender for a five-star defense. land lineman Korey Foreman.
0 – Times Oregon had the # 1 recruiting class in the Pac-12 conference before Mario Cristobal became head coach
0 – Number of official visits Oregon was able to organize with 2021 prospects. The NCAA cut off all personal contacts between coaches and prospective student athletes in March due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The ban was announced after the Junior Day event in Oregon, allowing the Ducks to get some toppers on campus before closing. However, those visits were unofficial (athletes pay for their own travel, hotel and meals).
2 – Oregon class five-star outlook – quarterback Ty Thompson (No. 9 national prospect) and Kingsley Suamataia offensive tackle (No. 23 national prospect).
Both Thompson and Suamataia are the first-ever five-star signers for Oregon in their respective positions.
16 – Bluechip prospects in Oregon class. Bluechip prospects are four or five star recruits. The song is a program record.
To put that in perspective, Tennessee is poised to sign the country’s No. 13 class and has eight four-star commitments and zero five-star pledges.
Nebraska’s 19-man class is ranked No. 19 nationally and has two four-star promises.
There are “haves” and “have nots” in the world of college football and the gap is widening. With this class, Oregon is on the right side of that equation.
18 – The COMBINED total number of blue chip prospects for Pac-12 Conference schools not named “Oregon” and “USC” – Washington (6), Utah (4), Arizona State (3), California (2), Colorado (1 ), Stanford (1), Washington State (1), Oregon State (0), UCLA (0) and Arizona (0).
34, 47 Oregon landed the two best offensive tackles in the Western region – Suamataia and All-American Bowl squad Bram Walden (Arizona). Both players are nationally top-nine offensive tackles.
The next best offensive tackle in the entire Pac-12 conference? Thomas Cole of UCLA (National No. 34) and Mason Murphy of USC (National No. 47).
Cristobal wants to create a significant talent gap in the Oregon trenches, and he is doing so on the offensive side of the ball in the 2021 class.
6 Oregon has landed the number 1 player from six different states:
Oregon – Lebanon linebacker Keith Brown (All-American Bowl selection); Arizona – Mesquite quarterback Ty Thompson (All-American Bowl selection); Nevada – Liberty tight end Moliki Matavao (All-American Bowl selection); Colorado – Heritage tight end Terrance Ferguson; New York – East all-purpose back Seven McGee; Utah – Orem Offensive Tackle Kingsley Suamataia (All-American Bowl Selection)
11 – Oregon’s 22 Commitments represent 11 states: Oregon, Arizona, California, Texas, North Carolina, Utah, Maryland, Colorado, New York, Mississippi and Nevada
242 – Scholarship offers to be awarded by Oregon to class of 2021 prospects, according to 247Sports
Scholarships Offered By Position: Pro-style quarterback – 8; Double Threat Quarterbacks – 6; All Purpose Running Backs – 5; Running Backs – 4; Wide receivers – 38; Tight ends – 16; Offensive Tackles – 19; Attacking Guards – 14; Centers – 2; Defensive ends – 32; Defensive Tackles – 13; Inside linebackers – 8; Outside linebackers – 18; Cornerbacks – 30 Protections – 21; Athletes – 8