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Ducks land Patrick Herbert
Patrick Herbert, a 3-star tight end from Sheldon High School in Eugene, has committed to in-state Oregon.
— Patrick Herbert (@pherbert14) May 14, 2018
The 247Sports composite ranks Herbert as the No. 390 player in the country for 2019. He’s listed as the 15th-best tight end in the class and the No. 2 prospect from Oregon. He picked the Ducks over offers from California, Florida, Nebraska, Oregon State and Penn State.
Herbert could join forces with his older brother, quarterback Justin Herbert. Justin could declare for the 2019 NFL Draft, or he could opt to stay in school and play for one season with his younger brother.
Sean Dollars, Jeremiah Criddell push back commitment date
Jeremiah Criddell and Sean Dollars, who play together for Mater Dei High School in Santa Ana, Calif., were scheduled to announce their college choices on May 13 but pushed back the commitment date because of Mother’s Day. They said they now will commit on May 20. Both players have Oregon among their finalists and could be a package deal.
Commitment has been postponed to May 20th have a good Mother’s Day!
— Sean Dollars (@SeanDollars) May 10, 2018
Criddell, a 4-star cornerback, is ranked as the No. 46 overall prospect in the country, and Oregon has considered him its top target at the position for the 2019 class.
Dollars, a 4-star running back, is ranked as the No. 1 all-purpose back in the country. He is Oregon’s top target at the running back position.
Oregon already has commitments from two 2019 Mater Dei players: 4-star LB Mase Funa and 4-star DT Keyon Ware-Hudson. The Ducks are trying to create a movement at Mater Dei, a place that has traditionally been a pipeline for USC.
Grabbing commitments from Criddell and Dollars would be huge for the Ducks and would vault them up the 2019 recruiting rankings.
Oregon makes top 8 for 5-star cornerback
Chris Steele, one of the most-coveted 2019 prospects on the West Coast, has narrowed his list to eight schools. The 6-foot-1 prospect has garnered 46 scholarship offers.
He’s set to announce his college choice on July 7 and is down to Oregon, USC, South Carolina, Miami, Florida, Tennessee, Penn State and Oklahoma.
Steele is ranked by the 247Sports composite as the No. 39 player in the 2019 class, the No. 4 cornerback and the No. 5 prospect from California. He plays for St. John Bosco in Bellflower.