Recent developments: Oregon will open the 2018 football season as the unofficial Pac-12 offseason champion. The Ducks landed more than half of their 21 commitments this offseason and have the nation's No. 4-ranked recruiting class in 2019 so far. Oregon's class also ranks as the top class in the Pac-12 by a wide margin. Oregon's class includes 13 four-star prospects, and five of the 13 recruits are ranked in the top 100. For comparison sake, the Ducks didn't sign five top 100 prospects in the 2018, 2017 and 2016 recruiting classes combined ... Three-star defensive end Treven Ma'ae out of Bishop Gorman High in Las Vegas gave a verbal commitment to the Ducks on Thursday. The 6-foot-4, 240-pound prospect picked the Ducks over Arizona State, Boise State, Oklahoma, USC and Nebraska. Ma'ae runs a 4.6-second 40-yard dash and could end up playing either defensive end or outside linebacker for the Ducks.
Looking ahead: Four-star linebacker Henry To'oto'o released a list of five schools he will consider for his commitment: Alabama, California, Oregon, Tennessee and Washington. Earlier this spring To'oto'o was very close to cutting Oregon from consideration, but outside linebacker coach Cort Dennison, associate head coach Joe Salave'a and defensive coordinator Jim Leavitt all made big impressions as of late. He plans to visit all five schools this fall ... With 21 verbal commitments for the 2019 recruiting class, Oregon has only a limited amount of spots available moving forward. The Ducks plan on signing between 24 and 27 players. The size of Oregon's class will depend on how many underclassmen decide to stay for another year of college and any potential transfers that could happen after this season is complete ... Oregon will not host any official visitors for this weekend's game.
— Matt Prehm is senior writer for DuckTerritory.com