LB Treven Ma’ae is 21st verbal commitment in UO's class, which is ranked No. 4 nationally

The first season of the Mario Cristobal era at Oregon is finally about to begin.

Before the 24th-ranked Ducks’ opener against Bowling Green on Saturday at Autzen Stadium (5 p.m., Pac-12 Networks), Cristobal and his staff received some more good news about 2019.

On Thursday, Treven Ma’ae, an outside linebacker from Las Vegas, became the 21st known verbal commitment in Oregon’s recruiting class, which is ranked No. 4 nationally and No. 1 in the Pac-12 by 247Sports and Rivals.

“We recruit like monsters. We never stop recruiting,” offensive coordinator Marcus Arroyo said during fall camp. “I think that’s been evident. We won’t stop recruiting.”

Oregon’s class includes five players — cornerback Mykael Wright, outside linebacker Mase Funa, offensive lineman Jonah Tauanu’u, wide receiver Mycah Pittman and defensive back Jeremiah Criddell — ranked among the top 100 overall prospects in 2019.

The Ducks also have non-binding commitments from Malaesala Aumavae-Laulu, the No. 1 junior college recruit in the cycle, and Elijah Blades, the top junior college cornerback prospect.

“Talent acquisition is always going to be one of the three parts that make a program what it is. So we’re very aggressive,” Cristobal said at the Pac-12 media day event. “But we’re aggressive when we identify something that we see that really fits us at Oregon, what we want to be and what we want to become. Part of being aggressive is being very real. We are very real, very genuine. We attack the process.

“When we see something that we feel needs to be at Oregon, we’re going to get after it and be aggressive.”

Oregon Ducks 2019 commitments

Malaesala Aumavae-Laulu | OL | 6-7/345 | Corsicana, Texas

Elijah Blades | CB | 6-2/170 | Pasadena, Calif.

Trikweze Bridges | DB | 6-3/175 | Lanett, Ala.

Joey Capra | OL | 6-4/275 | Auburn, Calif.

Jeremiah Criddell | DB | 5-11/188 | Santa Ana, Calif.

Josh Delgado | WR | 5-11/181 | Bradenton, Fla.

Sean Dollars | RB | 5-10/185 | Santa Ana, Calif.

Ge’mon Eaford | LB | 6-0/217 | Deerfield Beach, Fla.

Mase Funa | LB | 6-2/245 | Santa Ana, Calif.

Patrick Herbert | TE | 6-5/225 | Eugene

Treven Mama | LB | 6-4/240 | Las Vegas

Cale Millen | QB | 6-4/190 | Snoqualmie, Wash.

Mycah Pittman | WR | 5-11/195 | Calabasas, Calif.

Suaava Poti | DT | 6-3/285 | Bellflower, Calif.

Jonah Tauanu’u | OL | 6-5/317 | Harbor City, Calif.

Isaac Townsend | DE | 6-6/235 | Arvada, Colo.

Keyon Ware-Hudson | DT | 6-2/305 | Santa Ana, Calif.

JR Waters | WR | 6-3/185 | Oxnard, Calif.

Lance Wilhoite | WR | 6-2/186 | Nashville, Tenn.

Jayvaun Wilson | ATH | 6-2/210 | Valencia, Calif.

Mykael Wright | CB | 5-11/180 | Harbor City, Calif.