The Oregon Ducks landed a verbal commitment from USC wide receiver and transfer Devon Williams last week, two days after he reportedly gave a verbal commitment to Oregon State. He joined the football program this week and will be forced to redshirt this season. He is expected to have three years left of eligibility starting in 2020. Coming out of high school, Oregon was close to landing a commitment from Williams but he signed with USC after a last-minute visit to the Trojan's campus days before National Signing Day. Williams was the sixth-best wide receiver in the class of 2018
Oregon coaches were out on the recruiting trail last week at two different times because of the team's bye week. Most of Oregon's staff didn't return to Eugene after the team's win at Stanford two weeks ago and instead flew across the country so that on Monday they could make recruiting stops at high schools and junior colleges. After returning to Eugene in the middle of the week, Oregon's staff left again on Thursday to watch high school and junior college football games last weekend. The evaluations led to multiple scholarship offers being extended to 2021 prospects, including four-star athlete Denzel Burke (Scottsdale, Ariz.) out of Scottsdale, Arizona.
Oregon is expected to host a small group of official and unofficial visitors this weekend for the home game against California.
Matt Prehm is a senior writer for DuckTerritory.com