One of Oregon’s top 2018 recruiting targets included the Ducks on his final list of schools he’s considering.
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Jaylen Waddle, a 4-star prospect from Bellaire, Texas, is rated by 247Sports as the No. 67 overall player and 11th-best wide receiver in the 2018 class. He’s the No. 7 prospect in Texas, which routinely produces one of the best crops of recruits each cycle.
Waddle had 26 touchdown catches on just 48 receptions last season for Episcopal High School, adding four rushing TDs as well as five scores on punt or kickoff returns. He’s been selected for the U.S. Army All-American Bowl that will be played Jan. 6 in San Antonio.
Oregon has twice had Waddle on campus for unofficial visits, most recently on July 29, and hope to get him in for an official visit this fall. Doing so would drastically improve its chance of landing him since right now it’s not looking good: 247Sports’ Crystal Ball predictor gives Alabama the best shot at 33 percent, followed by Florida State (20 percent), Texas (13 percent) and Texas A&M (13 percent).
The Ducks’ 2018 recruiting class is currently rated fifth-best by 247Sports and features 22 commitments. Six of those pledges are from players listed as receivers or athletes including 4-star Florida wideout Warren Thompson and 4-star Washington athlete Tre’Shaun Harrison.