Oregon received another verbal commitment for the 2021 recruiting class on Monday when Jonah Miller, a four-star offensive line prospect from Tucson, Arizona, announced his intention to play for the Ducks.
Coach Mario Cristobal and his staff now have eight known unbinding pledges in the cycle, including from three of the top six recruits in the state of Arizona.
“That is a challenge we are all facing,” Cristobal said last week of recruiting without in-person visits during the COVID-19 health crisis. “In the meantime, it puts into perspective how important it is to take advantage of every opportunity, whether a Zoom call, getting to know a family member or coach, taking a deeper dive into game film and seeing how a guy responds in all kinds of situations.
“It’s a test we are all going through, and we accept the challenge.”
Thank you to @coach_cristobal and @CoachMirabal for accepting me into their program!!! #scoducks #GoDucks #TakeFlight21 🦆☝️ pic.twitter.com/FDd1jbBU8S— jonahmiller (@jonahmiller17) May 18, 2020
Miller, who is listed at 6-foot-8, 285 pounds, is the third four-star offensive lineman to commit to Oregon, joining Bram Walden of Scottsdale, Arizona, and Jackson Light of Draper, Utah.
The Ducks also have a commitment from 2021 quarterback Ty Thompson of Gilbert, Arizona.
Willie Taggart used to alert fans of commitments during his brief stay at Oregon by tweeting: “Ring, ring!”
Cristobal’s 2021 class is starting to pick up some momentum via virtual recruiting during the pandemic.
Oregon’s class is currently ranked 15th nationally by Rivals and 16th by 247Sports.
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