Oregon assistants Jim Leavitt and Joe Salave’a are back from spring break in Hawaii.
The new school term started Monday with football practice for the Ducks scheduled to resume on Tuesday.
“Was great seeing all the players yesterday,” Leavitt, the defensive coordinator who tweeted photos of his family in Hawaii last week, posted on Monday. “Back at it with meetings and a walkthrough this morning. 9 practices left before the spring game.”
Coach Mario Cristobal brought a new format to spring football at Oregon when he scheduled three weeks off for finals and spring vacation.
“We still have a ton of work to do fundamentally, but it has been successful so far,” Cristobal said after Oregon’s last practice on March 14. “We’ll start all over again. We’ve almost fully installed for five days and then we will re-install for the next five days.”
Oregon will return to its practice fields on Tuesday and Thursday before heading to Portland for a scrimmage at Franklin High School starting at 1 p.m. Saturday. The school announced a capacity of 1,700 in the stands for the scrimmage with an additional 1,500 spots to sit or stand in a grass area.
The scrimmage will serve as the eighth practice of the spring for the Ducks, marking the midway point of the drills. Oregon will be back in Eugene next week for practices on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday.
The final week of spring football features practices on Tuesday, Thursday and Friday before concluding with the spring game at 2 p.m. April 21 at Autzen Stadium.
Wide receiver Jalen Hall announced he would enroll at Oregon for spring term. The 6-foot-4 freshman had 194 catches for 3,870 yards and 39 total touchdowns during his career at Long Beach (Calif.) Poly.
Hall will join freshmen running backs Travis Dye and Jamal Elliott, quarterback Tyler Shough, cornerback Verone McKinley III and safety Steve Stephens as early arrivals from this year’s recruiting class. The Ducks also added junior-college transfer Haki Woods at cornerback and linebacker D.J. Johnson, a transfer from Miami.
Oregon received a second verbal commitment for its 2019 class on Monday from Keyon Ware-Hudson, a four-star defensive tackle from Mater Dei High School in Santa Ana, Calif. The 6-3, 310-pounder missed all of his junior season due to a knee injury.
Oregon made the cut for a few 2019 recruits during the past few days. Offensive tackle Amari Kight of Alabaster, Ala., put the Ducks among his final 10 options, and Allen Smith, a linebacker from Loganville, Ga., had them on his list of five schools. California prep quarterback Ryan Hilinski has Oregon among his final seven schools.