Recent Developments: Oregon coaches have started to pare down who they are recruiting for the final cornerback spot in the 2019 class. The two main targets are four-star Chris Steele (Bellflower, Calif.), who recently backed out of his verbal commitment to USC, and four-star Trent McDuffie (Anaheim, Calif.). McDuffie is waiting to hear if he's been admitted to Stanford before deciding. His decision will likely come down to Oregon and Stanford. Washington also is in the mix. Because Oregon is focusing on only a few prospects, three-star athlete Darien Chase (Vancouver, Wash.) announced a commitment to Nebraska. He had been waiting for Oregon to bring him in for an official visit ... Oregon coach Mario Cristobal extended a scholarship offer to three-star and junior college linebacker Caleb Johnson (Fullerton College) earlier this week. The 6-foot-2 prospect was committed to Iowa State this summer but decided to open things up this month. Texas recently hosted Johnson on an official visit and has offered him a scholarship. Johnson is working on setting up an official visit to Eugene some time in November ... Braylan Ingraham (Fort Lauderdale, Fla.) made an official visit to Oregon for the Washington game two weeks ago. The four-star defensive lineman committed to Alabama this weekend over Oregon and Miami.
Looking Ahead: When Chip Kelly comes to Eugene next weekend to coach the UCLA Bruins, the Ducks will host two of their most important remaining prospects for the class of 2019. Four-star defensive end Ty Robinson (Gilbert, Ariz.) and four-star nose guard/defensive tackle Siaki Ika (Salt Lake City) will both make official visits. Robinson is a 6-foot-7, 285-pounder who can play all three positions on Oregon's defensive line and is looking at USC, Alabama and Nebraska as well as Oregon. Ika is a 6-foot-3, 351-pound defensive tackle who is being recruited by Oregon to play nose guard or defensive tackle. He is also heavily considering Alabama and USC, along with Washington and Utah ... Three-star center Logan Sagapolu (West Jordan, Utah) is also expected to visit Oregon in November. The Ducks are recruiting him with the understanding that he'll be taking a religious mission for two years before enrolling into college.
Matt Prehm is senior writer for DuckTerritory.com